Julia Lorraine Parris

March 22, 1933 ~ July 9, 2018

Born in: Washington County, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Julia Lorraine Parris, 85, Johnson City, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at home surrounded by family after a brief fight with cancer. She was born March 22, 1933, in Washington County, TN. She was a beloved wife, mother and sister. Mrs. Parris was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She served as pianist at Central Free Will Baptist Church for years, alongside her husband, who was a music director. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Worley and Sylvia Arnold; sisters, Helen Lane, Betty Snyder and Ruby Boyles. She leaves behind: her best friend and husband, Glenn Parris; daughter, Teresa Whaley and her husband Bill; grandchildren, Natalie Whaley, Ashlee Whaley, Andrea Dernovshek and her husband Steven and Shaun Whaley and his wife Stephanie; first great grandchild, Nora; brother, Edward Arnold and his wife Thelma; loving nieces, Lisa, Diane, and Carol; nephew, Jeffrey Scott. Her life, her love, her gentleness, and her sweet spirit will be sorely missed by those who knew her and welcomed by those who have gone before her. Special love and thanks to Laura Vandekrol, Amy Williams, Sherry Williams and Mary Cate for the wonderful care they gave to Mrs. Parris. The Parris family will receive friends from 5 PM until 7 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Heritage Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 7 PM with Dr. Reggie Weems officiating. A committal service will be held Friday, July 13, 2018, at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 10:45 AM. Please meet at the cemetery by 10:35 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan?s Purse, 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all We have come to love this sweet family

  2. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Glenn, Teresa, Natalie, Sean, Ashley & Andrea my heart breaks for you all. Aunt Lorraine was such a special woman to me especially after my Moms passing. I pray that God comforts each of you in the days to follow. My smile only comes from knowing that she is safe in the arms of God now and no longer in any pain. I love you all and only wish I could be there in person but am there in heart and spirit.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Glenn, Teresa, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Lorraine?s passing is a loss to all of us. She will be missed. We feel privileged to have known her all these years. May the Lord bless you and comfort you with His Presence. Much love, Debra and Jerald Byrd

  4. Anonymous says:

    My heart breaks for you all. You are in my heart, my thoughts and prayers. Much love.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family in this time of lose and sadness. Your mom is now basking in the holy glow of the Father.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! Miss and love you guys!

  7. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for all!

  8. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Teresa, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Who Can find a Virtuous Woman? This was Lorraine Parris. Always. Always a warm smile and a hug. I love her and I thank her for giving me so many wonderful memories growing up. We will miss you here, but we Will see you again our dear sweet Lorraine. God bless you the precious Parris family so very dear to me.

  10. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a very special lady. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  11. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a very special lady. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Always thought the world of your family.

  13. Anonymous says:

    We?re so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time,we love you all.

  14. Anonymous says:

    My prayers are with you.I remember your family well so sweet & loving.you may not remember me..I’m Buck & Shirley Sneeds daughter.Mr.Glenn worked with my daddy at Dairy Queen.??The good ole days.my heart is with you all.my mom & daddy are at the VA cemetery also.much love to you Connie Sneed Little

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