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Brenda Faye Parrish
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Mrs. Brenda Rust Parrish, 70, of Providence, NC, went home to her Lord and Savior October 6, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 23, 1946 in Danville, VA to Ruth Hale Rust and the late Crawley Rust. Brenda was a devoted member of Gatewood Baptist Church in Providence, NC and her faith was inspiring to many.

Mrs. Parrish graduated from George Washington High School and earned both her Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in Education from Averett University in Danville. She taught elementary school in the Caswell County School System for twenty-seven years before her retirement. She loved teaching young children and making a difference in their lives. After retirement, she was a co-owner of Riverside Lanes and also was a member of the Wyanette Council No. 22 of Danville where she rose to the position of Great Pocahontas of Virginia. She also enjoyed playing and coaching sports. Her “therapy” was working in her vegetable garden every summer, planting flowers and caring for her plants.

Brenda was loving and loyal to her family and friends. She came from humble beginnings and worked hard to become a great mother, teacher and friend to many. She loved meeting people and welcomed all. She was the first invited to a gathering, the first on the dance floor and occasionally at the front of the conga line.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kenneth W. Parrish of Providence NC; children, Gary A. Myrick (Jennifer) of Altoona, PA and Laura M. Anderson of Danville, VA; brothers, Douglas Rust (Brenda) of Dry Fork, VA and Marvin Rust (Janet) of Danville, VA; grandchildren, Sydney, Olivia & Caleb Anderson of Danville, VA, Delaney, Keegan and Brennen Myrick of Altoona, PA and Gabrielle Myrick of Daytona Beach, FL, as well as many special cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2 pm at Norris Funeral Services, West End Chapel, Danville, Va. officiated by Rev. Adrian Moore. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

A visitation of friends will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Norris West End Chapel and at other times at the residence, 461 Shady Grove Rd., Providence, NC.

Brenda wanted to thank everyone who loved, supported and prayed for her during this difficult journey. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gatewood Baptist Church, 182 Gatewood Rd, Providence, N.C. 27315.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Parrish family. Online condolences may be made at

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541





2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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Danville Memorial Gardens

4849 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24541


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