Charlotte F. (Czarneski) Parrish

Born: Mon., May 1, 1950
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First United Methodist Church


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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As the sun rose on Monday, January 14, Charlotte Parrish slipped quietly from this world to join her mother, Alia,and father, William “Ski” Czarneski, to rest in the presence of her heavenly Father.  Charlotte leaves behind her beloved husband, Representative Larry J. “Butch” Parrish; her daughter, Cathy; son-in-law, Doyte; and her grandchildren, Courtney and Tyler, who are forever grateful to have been the center of her universe. She was a loving sister to Vicki and Bill, a friend to her step children Lynn and Randy and their families, and she adored her many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte Frances Parrish was born in Columbus, Georgia and, because her father served in the Army, had the good fortune to live in many places including Germany, Massachusetts , Kentucky, and finally Cookeville, Tennessee. She was an alumna of the College of Charleston, and in her busy life had several careers. She was a mortgage banker, a realtor, and ultimately retired as a budget analyst for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council. Charlotte was always an achiever. She expected nothing but the best from herself and others and was adept at bringing it out in others.

Her passion, other than doting on her grandchildren, was showing her precious Yorkshire Terriers. Over the years, she had several Grand Champions and others that just wanted to chase squirrels and bark at the herons on the dock of the lake house she and Butch called their “Quiet Place”.

No matter how busy her life, Charlotte always had time for her friends. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary. Her grandchildren learned early on not to bother writing Santa as it was more lucrative to send Grandmother a text complete with a corresponding website to make ordering easier.To Charlotte, Christmas was a year- long event that only culminated on December 25.

Charlotte had an uncanny knack to remember just about everything she’d ever seen or heard. One never needed a GPS if Charlotte was in the car - especially if she was in the back seat. She was a feminist before it was a catch phrase. To her, feminism meant being self-sufficient, and that she was.

Her family and friends will remember her beautiful silver mane, her warm smile, and her hearty laugh. Nor will they ever forget her famous “eye roll” and her finger just under your nose when she was making her point. Charlotte was bigger than life, and her absence will leave an enormous hole in the lives of all who knew her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Parrish will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 3:00 PM, at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Unkles officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.

Interment will be held in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Pallbearers include:  Keith Stevens, Jim Williams, Jim Sanders, Wesley Dunn, Trey Miller and Drew Miller.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emanuel County Animal Shelter, 343 Market Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401, or to the charity of your choice.

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Jeff and Cheryl Cannon and Family
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019

We have you in our thoughts and prayers. What a great and wonderful lady.

Pam and Frank Hogan
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
The obituary described Charlotte to a tee; she was all of it! She made her life exactly what she wanted and did it successfully. We feel very blessed to have known her for 50 years. Blessings to the family at this difficult time.

Pat and Howard Hackney
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Butch our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Charlotte’s family.
Pat and Howard Hackney

Denise Kornegay and Barry Koenig
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Our hearts ache for you all. We will hold you close in prayers and in friendship.

Bob and Gena Smith
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Dear Butch,
We were so sad to hear of the passing of your lovely Charlotte. She had such a wonderful gracious way about her and a beautiful smile. We will always remember her warm hospitality. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish God's blessings on you and your family. May you find peace as the love of God and your friends surround you and your family.
Bob and Gena Smith

James James & Mart
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife. You and your family are in our prayers. James & Martha Jones

Hadley, Adam, and Maddie Roy
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
We are sadden to hear the passing of Charlotte and sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Caroline and Steve Harless
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
We are very sad to hear of Charlotte's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Butch and the family. With deepest sympathy, Caroline and Steve Harless.

Tessa Brown DeMatteo
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Dear Mr. Butch:

Words cannot express how special Mrs. Charlotte was to me. As you know, she was very influential and empowering in my life and played a key role in pushing me to finish college and for that I am forever grateful. She always had a kind word to uplift everyone's spirit and had a special way of making other's feel good about themselves. The world has lost a very precious and special soul but we have gained an angel that will always watch over us. I am very saddened by her passing, but I know that she is no longer in pain. Please accept my most heart felt and deepest sympathy. I hope the time brings you all peace and comfort.

With Love,
Tessa and Matt

Jan Durden and Ann Allen
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
It was such an honor to know Charlotte. She was such a kind and gentle woman. Prayers for her family. She is with her Heavenly Father.

Steve and Becky Allen
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Butch, we are so sorry to hear of your and your family's loss. We will miss seeing Charlotte and enjoying time with her at the Capitol. She was truly a great lady and will always be remembered as such

Scott and Jeanne Maxwell
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Butch: We will miss Charlotte so much. We always enjoyed her spirited conversations over dinner. Whether it be Boy Scout hikes or dog show antics, it was always entertaining. Our sincere condolences. God bless.

Steven Miracle & Georgia Mounatains Health
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Charlotte. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

City of Millen - Mayor and Council
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ira Katz
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
So sorry to here of Charlotte’s passing.
She was such a warm and caring individual.
We will all miss her beautiful smile.

Donald and Stacie Avery
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Charlotte. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donald, Stacie, and family

Angela Conner
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mayor, Council and Staff - City of Metter.

Jane Nester
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Dear Butch,
We are sad to hear of the passing of your wife, Charlotte. The Magnolia Coastlands AHEC team and Board have you and your family close in thoughts and prayers.
Jane Nester

Judith Greenblatt
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
My deepest condolences to all of Charlotte's loved ones. I worked for and with her at the Prosecuting Atty's Council. She is gone too soon, but, in a better place.

May God rest her soul.