Saturday, August 21, 2010

In Loving Memory of My Father

Michael Dewitt "Mike" Parr
February 11, 1954 - August 15, 2010

Matthew 11:28-29 "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

On Sunday, August 15, 2010 my father ended his own life. There are no words to express the loss and grief my family feels at this time. There are many unanswered questions that we may never know the answers to in this life. But we have faith and take comfort knowing that he is now in a place of comfort and love and has found peace. He will truly be missed and our lives are forever altered, but I hope he feels our love, understanding and compassion for him.

When I'm Gone

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had a heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I have stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,
And come in the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.

Southaven - MICHAEL D. "MIKE" PARR, 56, Kroger manager for 36 years, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at his home. Mr. Parr was born February 11, 1954 in Houston, TX and he grew up in Greenville, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Services will be Wednesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Parr of Southaven; two daughters, Miriam Parr Arroyo and her husband, Ross of Hattiesburg, MS and Chrissy Parr Langley and her husband, Donny of Newnan, GA; one son, Blake Parr and his wife, Shelby of Byhalia, MS; four sisters, Angie Parr Cohea, JoAnn Parr Sumrall, Diane Parr Goodwin, and Nancy Parr Fugett; and seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Addison, Tanner, Madilyn, Colin, Anna Reese, and Philip. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt and Eva Parr and one sister, Teri Parr Riddle. The family requests that any memorials be made to the United Way.

Rest in Peace Dad. I love you.


Odie Langley said...

It's hard to find adequate words to express my sorry for your loss. Simply know my family will be in prayer for your family.
Odie Langley

Corrie said...

Chrissy, I can't imagine the pain you all are experiencing right now. My heart goes out to you and to your mom and the rest of your family. Love, Corrie

murphymary22 said...

Hi! This is Mary MooMoo from store #404! I now see why Mr. Parr was/IS so proud of his family. You have a very beautiful family! This is a beautiful picture of a beautiful man! Mr. Mike Parr.

May the Blessings of the Lord continue to be with you your very beautiful & very blessed family!

In His Care,

Mary L. Murphy (Mr. Parr's Mary Moo Moo"

cleigh08 said...

I work in the pharmacy at the stateline kroger and we miss Mr.parr soo much. There isn't a day that goes by that at least one of us says how much we miss him and how no one could ever compare to him. He was an awesome manager but most of all just a great person. I'm a huge Tennessee vols fan so he always picked on me for it and would tell me roll tide all the time!! He is greatly missed we love you Mr. Parr and miss you Sooo much!!

Yim Lei-Burns said...

I just found the Alabama bear he gave me. I still miss him and think of him while at work. It's still not the same without him. Hope y'all are doing well.