Irene Crawford Parris

irene parris

September 10, 1938 ~ May 30, 2021

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Irene Crawford Parris, 82, of Leicester, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021.

A native of Madison Co., Irene was a daughter of the late Ralph and Dell English Crawford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Loran Walden Parris, and her son, Randall Keith Parris.

Mrs. Parris began her career as a respiratory therapist with the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, then with Mission Hospital, St. Joseph’s, and back to Mission before retiring in 2010. She attended New Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons, Matthew Scott Parris and Timothy Parris; granddaughter, Stephanie Parris; and great-grandchildren, Evelynn and Jeffery Cleary.

Mrs. Parris was interred at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory alongside Loran and Randall.

In lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to The Parris Family, 14 Gibbs Rd., Leicester, NC 28748.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Private Burial:

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. Stephanie Joann Parris, Jeffery David Cleary, Evelynn Grace Cleary, and Jeffery Loran Cleary.

  2. Dear Scott and Tim and family members. I am truly sorry to read of Irene’s passing. Irene, Loran and my family were friends from years ago. She and I were expecting our first sons at the same time. We were even in the same hospital room. Loran was a policeman at that time. I spoke to Irene on the phone last year. It was nice reconnecting with her. Loved her sweet Mother and sister too. My condolences to each one of you. Treasure your memories and she will live long in your hearts. My deepest sympathy, Joyce Dover Evans

  3. I have known Irene for many years and did her hair for her. She was very special to me and I will miss her. Prayers for the family.
    With Love, Cathy

  4. Dear Scott and Tim,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. She loved her family! Praying for you all.

  5. Scott and Tim your Mom meant a lot to me since 1972 wow where did the years go very sorry for your loss

  6. So sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. I have known and loved this family and attended church with this family for many, many years, probably since about 1960. Mrs. Crawford and Ella, and of course Loran & Irene and Conducted Loran’s funeral in 2005. Time has passed by so so fast but we treasure precious memories. You are all in our prayers.
    Love this precious family. Rev. Garry Rogers

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Irene passing away I just to work with her some at Mission .God bless all the family and may he give the strength. that you need to go thru this

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