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“Cathy was an AWESOME person she was there for me when my mother passed away she will be well missed. You're an ANGEL in HEAVEN! ”
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“Beautiful life tribute. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Cathy. May God comfort you and keep you in perfect peace. I...Read More ยป
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Catherine Parson was born on July 8, 1961 in Utica Mississippi; her parents are Robert Sr. and Lothie Marie Parson. Cathy has two younger brothers: Walter Manwell Parson and Robert Parson, Jr.; three sons: Joshua, Andre, and Christopher; the love of her life, Coleman McKay - all of whom she loved dearly. Cathy graduated from Parkway West High School and she later attended LaPlante Cosmetology. Catherine was a natural when it came to doing hair and was well known across the state for her gift. Over the years Cathy revived outstanding recognition and accolades for her ability in the hair field.

However, nothing compares to Cathy's greatest accomplishment, her ability to demonstrate what a "life well spent" looks like. Helping to raise her niece Shari Parson from an infant. Going to the hospital and pleading to care for Joshua, stepping in raising her babies Andre and Chris. When Cathy was sick and barely able to do anything for herself, she was caring for her boys. She made sure they were fed, clothed and most importantly, felt LOVED - her greatest gift.

Cathy was a great resource to many individuals, sharing information of places they could go for assistance. Cathy opened her home many times to aid individuals in need, providing them with a hot meal and a roof over their head, all while smiling. "For I was Hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink." Because of the love and compassion she demonstrated through her daily life, helping, always helping and living life with humility - she will be missed by all who knew her.

Cathy knew her purpose in this life and she spent her life well. She shared all the gifts God gave her with others.

Cathy leaves to cherish her memory, her parents: Robert Sr. and Marie Parson; her life partner: Coleman McKay; her sons: Joshua, Andre and Chris; her brothers: Robert (Tanya) Parson, Jr. And Walter Manwell Parson; her niece: Shari Parson; as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

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