Theodore Parrish

September 7, 2016

Parrish, Theodore Obituary

Theodore Henry (Ted) Parrish was born to the late Edna Ray and Early Parrish on October 16th, 1935. He departed this life on Wednesday September 7th, 2016.

Ted was a native Washingtonian and a protégé of the DC Public School system. Early in his life, Ted worked in construction.

On May 27th, 1967 Ted started  his career as a transit employee with the D.C. Transit Company which later became Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WAMATA). Ted joined the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689. He was elected as a shop Stewart and began diligently working to secure fairness, a safe working environment, and equal rights for his fellow workers. It didn't take him  long to move up the ranks. Ted was elected recording secretary, a position he held until his retirement on July 1, 1996.

Ted accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Meridian Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC under the late Reverend Roosevelt McIntire.

Early in life, Ted was married to Eola Parrish.

Later in life, Ted found his true love and soulmate Allie Mai Parrish, whom he married and remained together with until he departed this life.   

Ted is preceded in death by his sister, Helen T. Meekins, and three  brothers, Early Parrish, Jr., Ronald Parrish and Charles Victor (Johnny) Parrish.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Allie Mai Parrish two daughters, Dorthea Milton-Husaw and Monique Parrish; four sisters, Evelyn Beaver, Sandra Armstrong (Winston), Alethia Gunn (Sylvester) and Diane Scott (Phillip) and four brothers, Donald Parrish, Leon (Mary) Parrish, Alvin Sr. (Pearl) Parrish, Gregory (Barbara) Parrish and a sister-in-law, Reverend Dorothy Parrish, two grand daughters LaTasha Robinson, and Tiffany Gilson, one great granddaughter Laila Robinson, and two great grandsons Kirk Robinson, Jr. and Cole Golson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.




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September 14, 2016
7:00- 9:00 p.m.

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Horton Funeral Home

600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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September 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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September 15, 2016
11:00 a.m.

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600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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September 16, 2016
10:15 a.m.

Interment
Chelteham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623
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