Melva Landelius Parrish, October 16, 1921~April 23, 2014

Untitled-6Melva Landelius Parrish, 92 of Fayetteville passed away, April 23, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home.

She was born October 16, 1921 in the Bethlehem Community near Blackburn, Arkansas to O.G and Cleo Landelius.She was a homemaker and a member of Sang Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

She worked many years for The Oberman Garment Factory and retired as a cafeteria worker from Ramay Junior High School.

She was preceded in death by her son, Darrell Parrish. Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Huebert Parrish; one son, Wayne Parrish and wife Frances of Fayetteville; one daughter, Darlene Counts and husband Robert Wayne Counts of West Fork and daughter in law, Linda Parrish of Farmington. She was blessed with six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Beards Funeral Chapel.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday at Sang Avenue Baptist Church, 1425 N Sang Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703 at 2:00 PM with Paul Dennis and Avery Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Ford Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

Submit A Condolence

To submit a condolence to the family, please comments below. When your condolence has been received by Beard's Funeral Chapel, we will post here on the website for family and friends to read.

Leave a Condolence

Condolences (15)

    Name » 24. Apr, 2014

    Such a sweet lady, she will be missed!
    Carla Farrish

    marilyn Logue Fisher » 24. Apr, 2014

    May God sustain you and comfort you during this sad time. I have such fond memories of Miss Melva and the Baldwin store when I was a child. She always made me feel welcome and talked to me even though I was a pesky kid.

    Kevin curry family » 24. Apr, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    Joanie Driver » 24. Apr, 2014

    Just a note to say I’m thinking about and praying for your family, especially Linda, the kids and grandkids. We go back 40 years from working together, having babies, your oldest keeping mine, your youngest “my” cop in Farmington to grandkids playing together. I’m sorry I didn’t know Melva, but I DO know she’s an amazing woman. Your loss is Heaven’s gain, and she’s reunited with Darrell. May God bless you with peace and comfort and a multitude of wonderful memories.

    Name » 25. Apr, 2014

    I have so many happy memories of Melva, that go back when Faye and I were just babies. She used to carry us around and sing to us, what a wonderful voice she had, I’m sure the angel band has already enlisted her for they’re choir. I had such a nice visit with her, and her husband Hurbert at the family reunion. What a blessing it is to know that she is with Jesus and that we will all spend eternity together. I’m sure the family that is already there has given her lots of hugs
    Our love and prayers go out to the family.

    Wanda Landelius Brannan and Faye landelius Taylor » 25. Apr, 2014

    We have so many happy memories of our cousin Melva dating back to the time we were just babies in the hills of Arkansas. She had a beautiful voice and would sing to us as she carried us around. I am sure the angel band already has her signed up to sing with them. I remember her father, my uncle Gilbert playing ‘ Precious Memories’ on the piano in the little country church, we would all gather around and sing
    I had a wonderful visit with her and her husband Huebert at our family reunion last year at West fork. I’m sure that the joy we all felt just being together, will not compare to the joy we will all experience at the family reunion in heaven. Until then, remember we are praying for you, that God’s grace and peace will fill your heart.

    Susie Stanberry Brooks » 26. Apr, 2014

    I have such fond memories of Hubert and Melva at the Baldwin grocery store and also when I would be able to see them at the nursing home where my mother, Zola Stanberry, resided for three years. Also such great memories of Darrell growing up together. Miss you all.

    Linda Fritz » 27. Apr, 2014

    Diane and family, I want to wish my sincerest sympathy in the loss of your grandmother. Now she is at peace and with family members who have gone before her.

    Mary Alice (Mullins) Chappell » 27. Apr, 2014

    Darlene: I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dixie Smith » 27. Apr, 2014

    Diane, I just wanted you to know that I am sorry for this time of loss that you and your family are experiencing. Praying that you will find strength in each other and peace in the upcoming days and weeks. My thoughts will be with you and your family especially on Monday.

    Name » 28. Apr, 2014

    Melva and Huebert were our neighbors practically all my life living in the country and in the city. I will always have the deepest respect for Melva as she was always uplifting, kind, and made me feel special. A very special lady indeed !! To the family: I hope the memories of Miss Melva will bring a smile. Her strength and goodness was an example to me. Know that I care!!

    Jim & Joan Stone » 28. Apr, 2014

    Huebert, you and Melva hold such a special place in our hearts. We love you both so much. We take comfort knowing someday we will have a wonderful reunion. What a glorious day that will be ! We hate it so much we can’t be with you and your family, we are out of town. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Our love, Jim and Joan

    Harris D. Osborne » 28. Apr, 2014

    May God bless you Hubert and your family during this diffult time. I have always enjoyed hearing you and Melva singing together, as I also enjoyed the times you let me sing with you at Sang Ave. praying for God to comfort and strengthen you and your family.

    Kenneth& Judy Winn » 28. Apr, 2014

    So sorry to hear of Melvas passing. Our prayers are with the family.

    Debra G. Rowan » 29. Apr, 2014

    This life was blessed by your mother. I will remember and be thankful.
    My mother, Flossie Montag, considered her a great friend.