Betty Jean Parrish

October 5, 1930 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Betty Parrish Obituary

Betty Jean Parrish, a beacon of love and generosity, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024, at the age of 93, in Brandon, Florida. Born on October 5, 1930, in Ybor City, Florida, Betty's life was a testament to the power of selflessness and the joy of giving. Betty spent her childhood in the warm embrace of Ybor City, where she cultivated a spirit of resilience and kindness that would define her for the rest of her days. Her journey took her to Brandon, where she would eventually lay her roots and build a life centered around family, community, and service. A devoted caretaker in childcare for many years, Betty touched the lives of countless families with her loving nature and unwavering dedication. She was not only a guiding light to the children she cared for but also a pillar in her community, always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Her passions were as fiery as her spirit, with fishing, shooting guns among her favorite pastimes. Betty found solace in the tranquility of nature and the thrill of marksmanship, sharing these joys with friends and family alike. An exceptional cook, she delighted in preparing meals that warmed hearts and bellies, leaving a legacy of recipes and cherished memories. Betty was predeceased by her sister, Shirley Bentancourt, but her loving memory will be cherished by her children, Rhonda (Tom) Rose and John A. Parrish III. Her spirit will live on through her nieces and nephews, Vivian, Toney, Valerie, and Riveiro, as well as her five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who will continue to be inspired by her example. Described by those who knew her as loving, generous, and selfless, Betty embodied the words of Mother Teresa, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." This simple yet profound philosophy was the cornerstone of her existence, guiding her every action and interaction. Betty Jean Parrish's life was a tapestry woven with the threads of kindness, care, and unwavering love. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we celebrate the indelible mark she left on the world and the countless lives she enriched. Her legacy will endure, a reminder of the beauty and strength found in a life lived for others.

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Funeral arrangements were trusted to Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd Plant City, FL 33563, (813) 717-9300

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