July 15, 1946 - January 16, 2022
Absent from the body, Present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5-8) Anna Carol Silcox Parris, age 75, of Bristol, VA slipped peacefully from her earthly bonds into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, January 16, 2022 after a lengthy illness. Formerly of Richlands, VA, she was a 1965 graduate of Richlands High School. She was employed at Abingdon ENT Associates for 32 years prior to her retirement in 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elowese Adkins Silcox and William Silcox; sister, Gloria Regon; baby brother, Billy Silcox, who drowned before her birth; brothers, William Harold Silcox, Charles Don Silcox, and Richard Burton (Buddy) Silcox. Survivors include her loving husband, James Thomas (Tom) Parris; daughter, Jamie Parris of Freeville, NY; son, Stephen (Leslie) Parris of Bristol, VA; granddaughter, Allana Parris of Jacksonville, NC; grandson, Ian Parris of Bristol, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Also, her beloved friends, Melinda, Wes and Braden Rich from Knoxville, TN. Anna was an active member of the Friendship Circle and Mary Martha Circle at West Hills Christian Church, which she dearly loved. She was dedicated and loving friend to all who knew her. Her hobby was quilting. She loved giving her quilts to family, friends, and children. The funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Jones officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to West Hills Christian Church, 116 Elm St., Bristol, TN 37620 Condolences and memories may be share with the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home (423) 989-4800 is honored to be serving the Parris family.
Absent from the body, Present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5-8) Anna Carol Silcox Parris, age 75, of Bristol, VA slipped peacefully from her earthly bonds into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, January 16, 2022 after a lengthy illness. Formerly of Richlands,... View Obituary & Service Information
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