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Della Bernice Marrs Parris, born in Tazewell County Virginia on March 20, 1923, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She lived most of her life in the Tazewell County Virginia area. She leaves behind two daughters, Donna Miller (Edward Miller), of Raleigh, NC, and Linda Jones of Lake Worth, FL, and one son, James Thomas Parris (Anna), of Bristol, VA; Five Grandchildren, Stephen Parris, Jamie Parris, Richard Jones (Jennifer) Amy Griffith(Brian), and Matthew Miller(Lindsay), and 7 Great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James Stuart (Toots) Parris, three brothers, David, William (Bill) and Orrin King (Kay) Marrs, and two Sisters, Mary Blankenship and Ruth Bandy. She was the last member of her immediate family. She requested that her body be donated to Duke University to be used for Medical Research. No Date for Memorial service has been set at this time.
Published on December 21, 2017
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