Brenda Ann Parrish Harris 69, of Crestview Florida passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
Brenda was born on August 1, 1953 in Fort Walton Beach Florida to Ray and Betty Parrish. She had moved to the north end of the county at a early age and has been a lifelong resident ever since. Brenda loved taking care of people therefore her working in the health care industry was something she was very passionate about. Brenda had been employed by North Okaloosa Medical Center, White Wilson and for the last twenty two years she worked at Shoal Creek Rehabilitation. She was a member of Victorious Life Worship Center and enjoyed shopping, visiting with friends and most of all family time. Brenda was very loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Brenda is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Harris, her parents, Ray and Betty Parrish and her sister Patti Walker.
Brenda is survived by her son, Christopher (Crystal) Montgomery, her sister, Sandy (Cary) Hurst and her three grandchildren, Allyson, Cory and Sam, two nieces, Ashley Anderson and Jordan Walker, two great nephews, Logan Anderson and Colin Anderson and one great niece, Charlee Walker.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from The Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor Donnie Cadenhead officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com
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December 30, 2022, 3:03 am
I had known Brenda for the 22 years that she worked at Shoal Creek. She was such a compassionate person, always wanting the best for the patients. She headed up many fund raisers for the residents during each year so they could enjoy a nice Christmas party and gifts. She also wanted the patients to feel at home, decorating the facility throughout the years, especially at Christmas, putting up trees inside and outside. Brenda was the “go to” for remembering past residents and staff and details long forgotten. She will be greatly missed, as will her thoughtfulness for others.
December 30, 2022, 8:19 am
Brenda’s Family – her work on earth is done. Bet she went to Heaven shouting Praises for the Father and the Son.
We grieve in the flesh but rejoice in the Spirit.
My prayers are with you all, Jackie ❤️❤️
Doug and Marsha Adams
December 30, 2022, 1:28 pm
Brenda will be missed by so many, especially her family. Our sympathy to those who loved her but we know she is in Heaven with the Lord now and at peace.
December 30, 2022, 1:29 pm
Brenda was a precious person. So loved by all of her Shoal Creek family. She will be greatly missed. She has her wings and soars with the angels now. Fly High Brenda Fly High.
December 30, 2022, 2:18 pm
She was a sweet lady that showed kindness to everyone she met. My condolences to the family.
December 30, 2022, 4:24 pm
I met Brenda when I first started Shoal Creek back in 2003. She was one of the first friends I had here and we have been close every since! She was the sweetest kindest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! I know she is having a huge party with all her loved ones that went before her! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends! I’m going to miss you so much Brenda Lou but I know I will see you again! Rest in paradise my friend!
December 30, 2022, 8:25 pm
Brenda was one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever had the luxury of meeting. She loved hard, and purely. She cared for her residents as if they were family, always wanting the best of everything for them. Whenever a staff member was facing difficult times, it was Brenda who was forming a collection and fundraiser for them, even throughout her own hardships, she was always thinking of everyone else first. That’s just the kind of beautiful that she was.I love you my friend and will miss you incredibly. Until we hug again, rest peacefully in the heavens you so loved.
December 31, 2022, 2:23 am
So sad to hear about Brenda. She always had an encouraging word for me and so many others! I never have met her in person but feel I ve known her forever! I’m sure there are many others who feel the same way!
Go rest high on that mountain, Brenda, your work on earth is done.
Thoughts of love and prayers for comfort for her family.
See you in Heaven Ms. Brenda!
December 31, 2022, 2:10 pm
I met Brenda in the early 90’s. We worked at Silvercrest Manor . She was awesome then and giving , and loving.God rest your soul Brenda. R.I.P angel and fly with the angels. You are going to be missed a lot. Much love to you.
December 31, 2022, 6:39 pm
Brenda Harris was a light in the world and will always be remembered by me, we shared a lot, I saw her everyday at work ,and even after as she encouraged even my own mother on 2 stays at the creek. This lady even tho she lost her husband listened and comforted me when my husband was diagnosed with throat cancer, her zany costumes , Angel devil, pb&j, and many more she was one hell of a lady and always professional! She loved the creek so much because her own mother was a nurse there! We will see her in heaven ! She is never really gone as she lives on in our memories, for as long as a person is remembered they r never really gone!!! I am sick with something or would have been there!!!! Love sent to all!
December 31, 2022, 10:17 pm
I met Brenda in the early nineties when we worked together at Silvercrest Manor. She was awesome, loving, and a beautiful soul then. So many of us will miss you and loved you.Fly high with the angels our angel. R.I.P Brenda until we see you again. Much love to you.
January 12, 2023, 2:21 am
My mom was one of the the greatest people I knew. She like many many other moms would absolutely doing anything she could for me and all her family. She would always put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. Momma know that you’re always in my heart. Fly high momma. You’re missed but will never be forgotten. i love you