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Nathaniel Parris / May 19, 2020
Nathaniel Parris, 85, of Chase City died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston.

Mr. Parris was born in Brunswick, Ga., on March 31, 1935 to the late Kelly Parris and Arnetha Wilson. He attended the schools of Glynn County, Ga., later earning an associate degree from Fordam University in Bronx, N.Y. He attended Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle, NY, and was a retired taxi driver. Mr. Parris was a veteran of the United States Army; he enjoyed playing cards, horse racing and spending time with family.

Cherishing his memories are three sons, Nathaniel Ray Parris of Chase City, Ronnie Brown of South Carolina, and Carl Parris of Yonkers, N.Y.; six daughters, Gale Mutcherson of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Miriam Parris Mack (Kenneth) of Chase City, Laverne Flowers (Lorenzo) of Long Pond, Pa., Bridgette Parris of Lancaster, Pa., Nadine Parris of Greensboro, N.C., and Brenda Parris Scott (Melvin) of Scranton, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Verdell Smith of Philadelphia; one sister-in-law, Mildred Parris, one brother-in-law, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Parris; daughter, Pamela Parris; two granddaughters, Fatima and Danielle Parris; great-grandson, Barry Young Jr., and four brothers, Alex, Arthur, Kelly Jr. and Andrew Parris.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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