Cynthia S. Parrish



September 6, 1965 – August 18, 2017

Cynthia Ileta Soles Parrish, 51, of 174 Etheridge Road, Columbia, died on Friday, August 18, 2017, at her home.

Born in Fayetteville, September 6, 1965, she was the daughter of the late John Curtis and Margaret Bell Parker Soles. She was married to Ricky Nelson Parrish who survives. She spent her working years as manager of Rest Stop Facilities until her retirement due to health reasons. She was a member of Columbia Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She will be remembered as a woman who loved her church and loved to be active when health permitted, loved gardening and her flowers and enjoyed decorating cakes and helping people.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Columbia Christian Church. Steve Bryan will officiate.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Jessica Lynn Godwin and husband, Bryan of Wilson, Ashley Nichole Parrish of Kenly, Charlotte Grey Parrish of Columbia; five sisters, Kathy Carlisle and husband, Shelton of Jacksonville FL, Beverly Beard and husband, James of Fayetteville NC, Charlotte McManus and Jeanie Lawson, both of Newport News, VA and Rita Malpas and husband, Dave of Williamsburg, VA; two grandchildren, Phoenix Michele Bridgers and Gavin Reed Godwin.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Margaret Soles Parrish; a sister, Willa Grey Cohoon; grandchildren, Trinity Marie Bridgers and Lillianna S. Parrish.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia Chapel.