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.
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.
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.
Rest in Peace Dad. I love you.