Nancy Parrish, aged 88, was born to Ameddee Joseph Denomie, a naturalized American citizen originally from Quebec, Canada. He was an airplane mechanic turned fruit farmer after he married Lydia Klug Denomie, whose parents immigrated from Germany. Nancy grew up on a fruit farm north of Grand Rapids and attended a one-room school, with her sister Joan (Albrecht) until her father died. The family then moved into Grand Rapids. She graduated from Union High School and later went on to study accounting at both Grand Rapids Junior College and Grand Valley University.
Nancy’s career included working as an accountant for many small non-profit organizations in the Grand Rapids area. She was a long time, active member of First United Methodist Church.
Nancy is survived by her sister Joan, her three children Cheryl, Kathy and Dan, along with many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.
This is a message from Nancy’s children.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
Ever since the “shower of strokes” that happened about 4 years ago, Mom has wanted to die. She made that clear to her children in no uncertain terms. Her body failed her and she just wanted to go home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She her wish was granted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:20 pm.
Today she dances in heaven with a new body, free from infirmity. Please do not be sad. Celebrate with her, and for those of you who know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we will see her again.
Please remember her as she was in this photo. She was cremated shortly after death. Her cremains will be placed in a columbarium at First United Methodist Church. No other memorial is planned.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4