Arlene Parrish Motes

Published 1:20 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Arlene Parrish Motes was born to the late Willie and Mattie Mae Parrish on December 25, 1957 in Evergreen. She departed this life on November 14, 2020, after a brief stay at West Gate Village (Brewton, Alabama) for rehabilitation.

To know Arlene was to love her. She filled your life with love and laughter. Her goal was to put a smile on your face and laughter in your heart. The life that she lived will always be a testimony to all that knew her.

Sister Arlene became a member of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in the year of 2015, and remained faithful, and never missed a service until her death. Arlene was a true picture of God’s Amazing Grace! Her family and friends, and all that loved her, will greatly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Reuben Parrish and her sister, Willa Dean Parrish.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Michael Motes of Brewton; her son, Antwan Parrish of Evergreen; her daughter, Avisa Stallworth of Evergreen; five grandchildren; six brothers, Carlton Parrish, Willie (Barbara) Parrish of Tennessee, Jerry (Tina) Parrish, Arnold Parrish, Fred Parrish and Willie Boyd Jr.; one sister, Sylvia (Darryl) Ballard of Ocala, Fla.; one aunt, Sarah Mixon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves cherished memories to a very special family, “The Edwards Family”; a special friend, Danny Hayes and her “Loving Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Family.”

Funeral Services were held on the grounds of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church at 563 Martin Luther King Drive, Brewton on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jason Shufford serving as officiating pastor.  Interment immediately followed at First Mount Zion Church Cemetery in McKenzie.

Professional care and final arrangements were entrusted to Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors of Evergreen and Brewton.