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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Mitchell Doyle Parish Sr.

August 4, 1940June 16, 2020
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Mitchell D. Parish, Sr., 79, passed away on June 16, 2020. He was born on August 4, 1940 in Greenville, SC. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn F. Parish and his son, Mitch Parish, Jr.

Mitchell married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn and they had 42 wonderful years together. He took great pride in his grandson, Aidan and loved to have life lesson chats and talk about girls. He had a love for steak, biscuits and gravy , three card poker, dancing, singing , and making people laugh and feel loved.

In his early years, he loved playing football and wrestling for Maury High School, and also teaching Judo. He also took pride in his work ethic , and retired as Regional Vice President from Household Finance. Dad would always say treat people how you would want to be treated. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, papa, and as the life of the party. We will miss you!

He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Vitrano and her husband, Michael; grandson, Aidan; brothers, Gary and Don; and sister, Debbie.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. You may read his full obituary and offer your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Carolyn Parish, Loving wife of 42 years (deceased)
  • Michelle Vitrano and her husband, Michael, Daughter
  • Aidan, Grandson
  • Mitch Parish, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Mitchell is also survived by brothers, Gary and Don; and sister, Debbie.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

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Lisa pinkney

June 22, 2020

I work at Greenfield Senior Living which became Commonwealth Memory Care I met Mitch when I first started working there he was the most loving person you can have on your floor he would always dance sing he loves to sing Elvis Presley he always told me I was his baby I told him that's right Mitch was so lovable that you do anything for him but he always wanted to do for himself never asked for nothing his daughter Michelle he loves to death he always say my baby girl Michelle I said I thought I was your baby girl and we started laughing Michelle remember Daddy loves you and so do I my sympathy goes out to the family but Mitch is in a better place he's sleeping in peace

Pat Drew

June 21, 2020

Mitch and I worked together at HFC for many years. He was a friend
you could count on anytime. He loved his family, dancing, horses. and a "bargain". He was always proud to tell you he was part American Indian, so at his HFC retirement, we gave him the nick-name "Dancing Bear" and presented him with a full Chiefs feather head dress. He was a sight to see on the dance floor. Mitch was a family man, and he put his family first. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Roger LeCroy

June 21, 2020

Mitch and my brother ( Robert LeCroy ) were very close friends back in the 50’s . My brother joined the US Air Force but would always see Mitch whenever he came home on leave. I believe that’s him sitting on the sofa with Mitch in the video . I do have a picture of Mitch with me and both of my brothers . My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family I know he will be missed . He was also one of my mothers favorites. Love to all .
Roger LeCroy Jacksonville , Fl

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Biography

Mitchell D. Parish, Sr., 79, passed away on June 16, 2020. He was born on August 4, 1940 in Greenville, SC. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn F. Parish and his son, Mitch Parish, Jr.

Mitchell married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn and they had 42 wonderful years together. He took great pride in his grandson, Aidan and loved to have life lesson chats and talk about girls.
He had a love for steak, biscuits and gravy , three card poker, dancing, singing , and making people laugh and feel loved.

In his early years he loved playing football and wrestling for Maury High School, and also teaching Judo.
He also took pride in his work ethic , and retired as Regional Vice President from Household Finance.
Dad would always say treat people how you would want to be treated.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, papa, and as the life of the party. We will miss you!

He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Vitrano and her husband, Michael; grandson, Aidan; brothers, Gary and Don; and sister, Debbie.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. You may read full obituary and offer your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.