OBITUARY

Gay Evelyn Parish Sawner

November 2, 1937December 5, 2018
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Gay Evelyn Parish Sawner, 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Methodist University in Memphis, TN. Born to the late Charlie and Lillie Parish on November 2, 1937, Gay's favorite pastime was working with wood replicating antique furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Herman G. Sawner; six siblings, Earlene Eans, Bonnie Dudley, Katie Wooldridge, Thurmon Parish and Tootsie Robinson. Survivors include her two daughters, Angela Lickteig (Mike) and Terri Lowery (David). She was known as Grandmom to 10 grandchildren, Terri Cunningham (Doug), Nicholas York (Alicia), Adam York (LeeAnn), Gene Traynom (Maegan), Melissa Traynom, Erin Pembroke (Justin), Mitch Lickteig (Stacey), Bobby Lickteig (Crystal), Brad Lowery (Martha) and Zack Lowery (April); and Gran to 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the service to immediately follow at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 435 S Mt. Pleasant Rd. Collierville, TN 38017. Online condolences may be expressed at www.brantleyfuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Angela Lickteig (Mike), Daughter
  • Terri Lowery (David), Daughter
  • Terri Cunningham (Doug), Grandchild
  • Nicholas York (Alicia), Grandchild
  • Adam York (LeeAnn), Grandchild
  • Gene Traynom (Maegan), Grandchild
  • Melissa Traynom, Grandchild
  • Erin Pembroke (Justin), Grandchild
  • Mitch Lickteig (Stacey), Grandchild
  • Bobby Lickteig (Crystal), Grandchild
  • Brad Lowery (Martha), Grandchild
  • Zack Lowery (April), Grandchild
  • Twenty-Two (22), Great Grandchildren
  • One (1), Great Great Grandchild
  • She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Herman G. Sawner; her parents, Charlie and Lillie Parish; six siblings, Earlene Eans, Bonnie Dudley, Katie Wooldridge, Thurmon Parish and Tootsie Robinson.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

Gay Evelyn Parish Sawner

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Susan Capers

December 8, 2018

Gosh so much if I start down memory lane, Herman ad Gay were like parents to me, they were the same type of parents as my own. So this is just another day we will see another beautiful angel go home. This hurts for many reasons mainly your flesh will grieve ..,That’s the tough part
for us and I am sorry , I know.
For her part
She has gone home and with your Dad and they holding each other in all God’s love and light!
I like to remember...
Her love for you still lives on you feel it in your hearts here and it has no expiration ever!
Her wings flew fiercely into heaven with
Gods peace and brilliant light eternally now!
I sure hope the cream of mushroom soup
will be there waiting on us at the kitchen table in heaven. Every Saturday just like clockwork. I can still see her sitting there in her rocking chair. We are eating our soup and hoping the Friday night mischief stays with Friday night.
There is no telling what your Dad is gonna bring up when we go with him for his daily coffee outing, at least once a day!!
Let me get out of here!!
God Bless you and your families,
You know he does!!!
See you all soon.
Love you both so much!

Susan Capers

Marilyn Peeples

December 6, 2018

Angie and Terri
I’m so sorry about Aunt Gay but I know she is in a better place now. We won’t be able to come on Saturday but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
We love y’all.

Marilyn and Lonnie

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Biography

Gay Evelyn Parish Sawner, 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Methodist University in Memphis, TN. Born to the late Charlie and Lillie Parish on November 2, 1937, Gay's favorite pastime was working with wood replicating antique furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Herman G. Sawner; six siblings, Earlene Eans, Bonnie Dudley, Katie Wooldridge, Thurmon Parish and Tootsie Robinson. Survivors include her two daughters, Angela Lickteig (Mike) and Terri Lowery (David). She was known as Grandmom to 10 grandchildren, Terri Cunningham (Doug), Nicholas York (Alicia), Adam York (LeeAnn), Gene Traynom (Maegan), Melissa Traynom, Erin Pembroke (Justin), Mitch Lickteig (Stacey), Bobby Lickteig (Crystal), Brad Lowery (Martha) and Zack Lowery (April); and Gran to 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the service to immediately follow at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 435 S Mt. Pleasant Rd. Collierville, TN 38017. Online condolences may be expressed at www.brantleyfuneral.com