Mrs. Bernice (Parrish) Irby

April 12, 1923February 19, 2018

Mrs. Bernice (Parrish) Irby, age 94, of Denison, Texas passed away on Monday February 19, 2018. She was born April 12, 1923 in Gordonville, Texas. Bernice married the love of her life Lyndol Irby in a double ceremony with her sister Wilma in their mothers flower garden on May 1, 1943, officiated by Lyndol's father. Bernice and Lyndol moved to the Denison area in 1960, where they retired from the Denison Independent School District. Bernice held her Bachelors and her Masters Degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. She held positions as both teacher and librarian. Bernice was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Red Hats, and a volunteer at TMC. Lyndol and Bernice were active members of Parkside Baptist Church.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Lyndol D. Irby; daughter Pamela Jean Irby; and son Lyndol D. Irby; sister Margaret Wilma Nabors; granddaughter Tressi Irby, grandson Trey Irby and great granddaughter Lillie Brown.

Bernice was preceded in death by; brother Jessie Jean Parrish; brother Hoyt Neal Parrish and brother Billy Parrish.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 pm at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday February 22 at Parkside Baptist Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Irby family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mrs. Bernice (Parrish) Irby

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Curtis and Trisha Bogard

March 2, 2018

Dearest Mr Irby, Pam, and Lyndol:
We were dressed for the funeral when our son and his family called to say they were coming over to stay with us because their electricity was out from the ice storm and the kids were freezing. We loved Bernice and wanted to love on you also. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Steve Elmore

February 26, 2018

Mrs Irby was my English teacher at McDaniel Junior high school in Denison back in the late 1960's, and she was one of the nicest and sweetest persons I ever met. She will be greatly missed and my sincerest sympathy to Lyndon Irby Sr and Lyndon Irby Jr. God bless you all from Steve Elmore

Gayla Jacobs McNatt

February 24, 2018

So many precious memories. She alway made me feel so loved even when she was putting her finger over her lips while I was in the library. Her beautiful smile was full of the love of Jesus.
She always reminded me that we were relatives and that I was loved.


February 23, 2018

Sending our love and deep knee prayers...we have such wonderful memories with Mrs. Irby during our time in school. Such a sweet beautiful lady. May she always rest in the divine comfort of our Jesus.

James...B.J. and Callie Jillson

Sherri Jillson-Russell and Lynn Russell

Vannah Waitman Fisher

February 22, 2018

A wonderful lady with a kind heart. She favorite teacher because of how nice she was. Always had a smile for me. What great memories I have of her. My prayers are with your family.

Betty Hopson

February 22, 2018

Dear Lyndol,
So sorry to read about your sweet wife's passing. I remember her well as the very
nice and sweet person that she was.

Sandra Price-Cox

February 22, 2018

To the Family of Ms. Irby, she was a very kind and loving person to all of the many young people that passed through the Denison Schools. She was an inspiration and influenced many of us in ways that we could not even understand at that time. I truly enjoyed being around her and working in the library with her. Hold onto to your many memories of life with her.

Gayle Nixon

February 22, 2018

The Irby Family;
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Gayle ((Dennis )) Nixon.

February 22, 2018

Mr. Irby - So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Bert Brown

Scott Mahaffey

February 22, 2018

Mr. Irby, Pam, and Lyndol, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Irby. She was always so kind and caring to us, and we are sure she will be greatly missed, but she leaves behind so many wonderful memories. We know that we are never ready for the passing of a loved one, but also know she has gone to a better place. Prayers and sympathy, Scott & Joyce Mahaffey.