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Born:April 19, 1949
Died:July 23, 2004

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This is a story about my mother who was taken home at the young age of 55.Her name is Catherine Leona Parrish O'Neal Terry.She was the most wonderful person,best friend,mother and grandmother.Anyone ever could have and I was very blessed because I had the chance to have her for best friend and mother.She married my dad when she was 19,also had my brother Shane when she was 20, then she had me(Penny) when she was 24,then the baby brother Michael when she was 25.She was a hair dresser ,then after she divorced my dad she went back to school and become an LPN nurse whitch was her passion  in 1986,She loved helping anyone and everyone,if you was hungry she would feed you ,if you was cold she would cloth you and give you the last thing she had just as long as you was taking care of,She had the biggest heart,Everyone that knew her loved her,and for the ones that did not missed out because she was wonderful,she was an angel when she was here so I know she is an angel in heaven.She took care of us 3 children after she lost my Father in 1985,plus went to school her self.Then in 1989 I gave birth to her 1st grandbaby boy,and she helped me raise him,she spoiled him so bad,then iI gave birth to my twin girls who was the apple of her eye,one is named after her.She blessed us just by being with us,she tought me alot along with teaching my children things that they will never forget.She has left a long impression on al of our lives.She never had a bad word to say about anyone no matter what that person done or did.She was the best nurse.She loved to read,she loved bad weather,she also loved her scary movies,loved spending time with her grandbabies ,they were her life all of them 9 of them,even the ones that was not even her blood.She loved GUNS AND ROSES,CHER AND GREAT COUNTRY MUSIC.SHE ALSO LOVED WORSHIPPING HER LORD......AND MOST OF ALL SHE LOVED HER FAMILY,AND HELPING OTHERS.SHE WOULD TAKE ANYONE IN THAT NEEDED A HOME OR FOOD.SHE LEFT THAT IN MY HEAD AND I NEVER FORGET IT BECAUSE SHE SAID YOU NEVER TURN ANYONE DOWN BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOD IS GOING TO COME BACK AS....IN LOVING MOMORY OF MY MOM,SHE WAS PROCEDED IN DEATH BY:HER MOTHERAND FATHER(MARY ELIZABETH HULBERT PARRISH,AND LIGHTON EUGENE PARRISH OF GULFPORT ,MS)AND HER LATE EXHUSBAND AND HER CHILDRENS FATHER(AUBREY CLIFFTON O'NEAL OF GULFPORT,MS).SHE WAS BORN IN COLORADO AND WAS RAISED IN GULFPORT MS,SHE HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD ,HER FATHER WAS IN THE AIR FORCE,AND HER MOTHER RAN A RESTRANT ON THE BEACH IN GULFPORT.HER FAVORATE PLACE IN THE WORLD WAS PARIS,FRANCE ,WHERE SHE HAD BEEN,AND LIVED FOR 5 YRS.SHE WAS A GRAD FROM GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL,AND DID GRAD FROM JEFFERSON DAVIS COLLEGE IN GULFPORT,MS.WHERE SHE WAS ALWAYS ON THE DEANS LIST AND GRADURATED WITH HONORSAND TOP OF HER CLASS.SHE IS DEARLY MISSED AND IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE LOVED AND NEVER FORGOTEN...ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS....MISS YOU DEARLY MY BEST FRIEND AND MOTHER,YOU WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE LOVE AND APPLE OF MY HEART..LOVE PENNY,KENNY,GENE,CATHY,AND KAYDEE AND FAMILY
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i did not forget you ,because i loved you and always will you are my favorite granny i could ever have.love you for ever more.
Added by Love your granddaughter Cathy lie

you were a wonderful grandmother ,to your children and grandchildren we will always miss you and love you ,you are in a better place now , love for always and forever
Added by Love from your KAYDEEDID
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