OBITUARY

Ava Joy Parrish

September 13, 1934October 7, 2019

Ava Joy Parrish, 85, of Tampa, passed away October 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents Drew and Jane Wallace; brother, Bob Wallace; sister-in-law, Alice Wallace; mother-in-law, Kaky Parrish. Ava is survived by her husband of 41 years, John R. Parrish, Jr; children, John F. (Eileen) Youngcourt, Vickii Bergeron and Dan, Karen Youngcourt and Carol; grandchildren, Michael (Kim), Eric (Chiggy), Jennifer, Jason, Kevin (Dorene), Courtney (Aaron), Samantha, Lee (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Kayla, Teagan, Avery, Raeanne, Izaak, Chloe, Amelia, Adrian, Delaney; dear friend, Barbel Nowak. A special thank you to nephew Mike Wallace; many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11th from 2pm to 3pm with a service beginning at 3pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa FL. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Jude’s Children Hospital or Metropolitan Ministries or Lifepath Hospice or a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her parents Drew and Jane Wallace; brother, Bob Wallace; sister-in-law, Alice Wallace; mother-in-law, Kaky Parrish. Ava is survived by her husband of 41 years, John R. Parrish, Jr; children, John F. (Eileen) Youngcourt, Vickii Bergeron and Dan, Karen Youngcourt and Carol; grandchildren, Michael (Kim), Eric (Chiggy), Jennifer, Jason, Kevin (Dorene), Courtney (Aaron), Samantha, Lee (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Kayla, Teagan, Avery, Raeanne, Izaak, Chloe, Amelia, Adrian, Delaney; dear friend, Barbel Nowak
  • DONATIONS

  • St Jude’s Children Hospital
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Lifepath Hospice

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Pat Denmark

October 12, 2019

I want to extend my sorry for you during this time. I regret that I am unable to be there with you. I did want remind you how much Glenn loved his Cousin Joy and enjoyed talking with her from time to time. He often shared with me many of their “growing up” years. Blessings to you as you adjust to this “new normal “. Love Pat Denmark.

Cathy Drews

October 9, 2019

Sending our love to all of Aunt Joy’s family. Steve and I have such wonderful memories when we were kids of Joy and the family. Even though the years had separated us, we will cherish and hold close those memories in our hearts. May the love of Christ surround you all and give you comfort and peace . We love you all.
Blessings in love,
Cathy ( Rick) Collins Drews
Steve ( Terri) Collins

Donna (Youngcourt) Provenzano

October 8, 2019

My Aunt Joy blessed my life with cherished memories with her loving caring touch of comfort & yes joy. She was a TRUE JOY & I’m so proud to be her niece. My childhood trips as a child to travel buy car to Tampa from Sparrows Point, Maryland to visit & Stay with her & cousins are my greatest memories. The kindness & sweetness poured out of her heart. Then I married and my husband & two sons would visit in my adult years. Finally after seventy years( two years ago) my husband John and I left Sparrows Point and moved to Florida & I was so happy to live a short drive from her instead of the thousand miles. Now I made that move a little too late. 😪 I will carry her in my heart till my last breathe and we will meet again in Joy in heaven. I always called her just to say, I LOVE YOU AUNT JOY🌹SWAK We Thank you for your love, Donna & John Pro

Cindy Youngcourt

October 8, 2019

GG Joy was a person that I loved to see when our family went to Florida. She welcomed me and her great grand kids Izaak and Amelia with open arms and love. We did not get to Tampa as much as we would have like to, but she always made her great grandkids feel special on their birthdays and Christmas and during our many phone conversations. The Youngcourt/Parrish family is in our prayers. Love, Cindy, Izaak and Amelia

Diana Gentry

October 8, 2019

I will always be grateful for having had my Aunt Joy in my life. She was certainly given the best name, as I believe she was truly a joy to everyone whose lives she touched
She brought humor to my life when I needed it, and could surely soothe me when I needed that. Even her very voice was soothing. Thank you Joy for the wonderful memories and for sharing your amazing family... proof again that family isn't only about blood.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY