of Southaven, MS
February 9, 1924 - October 14, 2021
Floy Marie Parrish Long, 97, of Southaven MS, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born on February 9, 1924, in Lambert, MS to Burris B. and Elizabeth Franks Parrish.Floy was a devoted mother and loved to watch Pastor Joel Osteen, Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman, and Little House of The Prairie. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing quilts and never missed a Jerry Lewis Marathon. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Thomas Long; her parents; two daughters; one son; and three sisters. Those left to carry on her memory are grandchildren, Randall Kennon (Trish) and Theressa Cox; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters Gloria Jean Williams and Ruth "Madie" Cates.Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021, at 1:00 PM with services to follow. Burial will take place at Forrest Hill Midtown on Elvis Presley Blvd.
You were an Angel here on earth and I know you will be welcomed at the Golden Gates by your friends and family that left before you. As we celebrate your life on earth today we will rejoice in knowing you are having your eternal celebration. Our loss but heaven’s gain you will be sincerely missed. Love you Aunt Floy. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Knowing you made anyone a better person. As long as I can remember you have taken care of others, especially your daughter,Peggy. When everyone advised you to put her in an institution, you Moma’d up and took extra special care of her. You have known more heartbreak in your lifetime than most of us will ever experience! You never let life get you down though. You always had that twinkle I. Your eye and a smile in your heart. You always loved unconditionally. You will truly be missed. Love you Aunt Floy. Pry for the loved ones you left behind.
What an amazing woman you were. You gave so much much to others and i can't describe what it will be like not to hear your voice and see your smile. My tears of sadness is washed away by my tears of joy knowing that you are wrapped in the arms of God. I know you were welcomed home by your loved ones in heaven with great joy. My memories of you will forever be in my heart until i see you again. Love you Aunt Floy, you blessed me more than you know.
My best friend and my Mamaw for 60 years. She was the backbone and the Matriarch of the family. She will be dearly missed.