Lorraine Parnell


Lorraine A. Parnell passed away on August 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. She was born to parents, James, and Carrie Lee Parnell on March 13, 1950.

Lorraine grew up in Columbus, Ohio on the eastside and had 3 wonderful children who she loved dearly. She was employed at Columbus State Community College with 20 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, singing and socializing with family and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, James and Carrie Parnell; sisters, Shirley Blassingame and Brenda Pugh; brothers, Darryl, Jimmy Tommy Joe, Gilbert, Billy, Ricky, Michael and Harold Dean Parnell; nieces and nephew Nina, Millhouse, Carla and Lamar Pugh; great grandson, Dekari A. Parnell.

Lorraine leaves to cherish her memory, caregiver and daughter, Tamara Conner (Kelvin) A.K.A. Nurse Ratchet” Melvin (Robin) and Melton (Rosa) Parnell, “two dash and a dot”, sisters, Myrna, Jocelyn Harris, Alfreda Sanders, Patrice Acoff and Kimberly Parnell-Colman Ruff; brothers, Eddie James (Carolyn) Greg, Keith (Valerie), David (Prince Ann), Doug; special grandchildren, The boys in the band, Desjuan, Demarius (Joann) Diavon (Janelle) Delatham (Maika) other grandchildren, Lamonthiona, Melvin Jr. Ruby, Logacci, Tia, Tyrell, Janiya, CeCe, Trey, Jessica, Tootie, Laniya, Vanessa and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am Friday, August 19, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tina Carmichael Arline

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Stay encouraged and lean on God. I love you all.

  2. to my auntie, who had a heart of gold, your love will be miss, may you rest not in the arms of the lord. your niece Belinda love you always

  3. Edward ( Gas) Gwinn & Fmily

    Parnell Family, we send our condolences and love to the family.❤️

  4. Greg Ray & Family

    Sending our condolences and prayers to the family!!

  5. Sending love and condolences to the Parnell family. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. To my family of another. Nothing but love and prayers for the family. May God keep you and continue his grace and mercy upon you. As always she still smiling. Be strong you will see her again on the other side.

  7. May Gods Grace be placed on the family during their time of loss. And May Good Memories help to keep you Strong.

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