Helen Winstead Parish

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Winstead Parish were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in the Saulters-Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Parish, 92, died on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Ridgeland. Rev. Hugh Griffith, Rev. Davis Winstead, Rev. Billy Bridges and Rev. Vernon Terrell officiated. Mr. Lyn Holloway provided the musical service. Interment was in the Prentiss Cemetery.

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Travis Harvey, Kenny Parish, Will Crowdus, Heath Williams, Lyn Holloway, Jason Shumaker, Vernon Terrell and Gary Windham.

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Helen Grace Winstead Parish was born on July 22, 1925, in Prentiss to Edwin Howard Winstead and Sarah Louvie Caughman Winstead. Mrs. Parish was the school librarian at Bassfield High School for 29 years and was a lifelong member of Carson United Methodist Church.

Preceding Mrs. Parish in death were her mother and father; her husband, James Kenneth Parish; a son, James Kenneth Parish Jr.; a daughter, Laura Parish Harvey; a brother, Edwin Harold Winstead and a great-grandson, George Ryan Shumaker.

Survivors are her son, Howard Parish (Barbara) of Clem; son-in-law, John Harvey of Flora; four grandchildren, Travis Harvey (Jennifer), Jessica Shumaker (Jason), Kenny Parish (Alicia) and Parish Harvey; eight great-grandchildren, John Harvey, Sally Harvey, Luke Harvey, Audrey Shumaker, Cora Shumaker, Camille Shumaker, Corinne Tripodi and Jude Parish; one sister, Agnes Griffith of Starkville and one brother, Allen Winstead of Lucedale, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.