Dianne Mackey Parrish

January 30, 1948February 5, 2019

Dianne Mackey Parrish, age 71, of Hermitage, TN, born in Chickamauga, GA, passed away on February 5, 2019, from cancer. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, TN. For many years, Dianne worked caring for people with special needs. She loved helping others, cheering on the Nashville Predators, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her two grandsons. Dianne was preceded in death by parents, Campbell Mackey, Mary and Leonard Pell; siblings, Mary Ruth Walker, Edward Tuberville, and Charles Carnes. She is survived by her mother, Maxie C. Mackey; husband, Daniel Parrish; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Crowell and Emily Lawson Crowell; grandchildren, Campbell and Evan Crowell; siblings, Shirley Hodge (Mullins), Nancy Roberts, Carolyn (John) Demerich, and Linda Spinosa. On Friday, February 15, the family will receive friends from 11:00-2:00, with a memorial service beginning at 2:00, at the First Church of the Nazarene (510 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN, 37206). A graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN, 37204). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( or the Cancer Research Institute (


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 15, 2019

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Sherry Drake

February 15, 2019

Dianne was a kind,caring, giving person. I met her when I was around 9 years old, and loved her from that moment. She was always taking us children somewhere and spoiling us. Her laughter was contagious, and she brightened so many peoples lives. She got me my first real job at Nashville Healthcare when I was 14. We worked together all summer while I was living with her and my Uncle Bobby. Dianne babysat my children when they were little, and they are as devasted as I with her passing. I will always love her and have tremendous gratitude for everything she did for my family.She was an angel on earth, and now she is an angel in heaven.💖

Larry Hammer

February 13, 2019

I've known Dianne since we were co-workers in 1970, and I'd call us friends forever. Dianne always called me Monkey, and I loved it. Dianne was very caring. You could see it in everything she did. And Dianne had a great, and creative, sense of humor, keeping us laughing, and enjoying life more. For example. Dianne told me a friend was bringing dogs to Can-Am Flyball event, here in Indianapolis, and Dianne saying, said "the people are crazier'n the dogs are!" And it was a great annual event. Dianne's influence, and memories stay with us. Our prayers, are with Dianne, and her wonderful family. Our best wishes, forever, Larry and Linda Hammer.

Darlene Warrick

February 12, 2019

I been knowing Dianne for 40 years. She was a wonderful lady. She used to babysit my daughter Kelly for me all the time. She always cooked for me and my husband Doug. He loved her Meatloaf. She invited us over about 4 times a week. We always went to all there Cook Outs to. She was always a good friend to me and for a while my Aunt Dianne. I will never forget her. Love you forever lady.

Rita Jackson

February 8, 2019

Dianne loved getting her nails done she could not wait to see what new design I was going to creat just for her ,she would just brag on them and she just lit up every time someone gave her a compliment . I will miss our story telling and laughter!

sharon anderson

February 8, 2019

My family back home in Canada were always pleasantly shocked and surprised when i would brag about Dianne's great cooking on all the festive family occasions. They thought it was pretty neat that a wife could get along with an ex wife so well. We were always good friends. I saw firsthand many of her kind ways.. taking people into her home -- feeding them, driving them all over, going to see them when they needed a friend.. And boy, did she put on a spread!

Bobby doesn't participate in social media. But he was visibly shaken with this loss.
He too, counted on her to always be there.

She always sent him birthday cards and Christmas cards to the family.

and a grateful thank you too Dianne, for your fine southern hospitality--getting my sister, brother in law and me those Predator tickets at playoff time. They came all the way from Western Canada and got to see their beloved hockey-- a finals game in Nashville!

Donna and Kristin Blair

February 8, 2019

Dianne was Kristin's caregiver for about eight years. She introduced Kristin to ice hockey and the Predators, and Kristin loved going to the games! Kristin (and I) have always missed Dianne after she left us and went on to her next job. We thought of her as part of our family--even took her to Illinois with us to spend one Mothers' Day with Donna's mother! I (Donna) am so appreciative of how Dianne and Lisa Cunningham took Kristin on several little weekends trips to other cities. Kristin always looked forward to those times. We will miss Dianne, but we rejoice knowing she is safe and whole in the arms of Jesus now. Our prayers are with Daniel, Robert, Emily, and the boys.

Amanda Taylor

February 8, 2019

When I was a little Girl .we didn’t have much money .my dad worked really hard to provide for us .but when I was in kindergarten I was suppose to have pics done with my class .well we didn’t have the money for me a new outfit .Dianne came to our house and told me and my mom to get in the car .she took us to 100oaks mall .and let me pick out a dress .I still remember that so well .she was always a very kind loving person .I know she’s in heaven having the time of Her life .we love you always .RIP. Love Robert ,Amanda and RJ❤️