Jimmie Burton Parris


Rev. Alton Parris’s wife Jimmie Burton Parris died Sunday, February 9, 2020. She is also the mother of Rev. Mark Parris, a retired elder serving as pastor of Leighton UMC (Northwest District).

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be at Tuscumbia First UMC on Wednesday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.
  • Burial will be Thursday, February 13 at Midway UMC Cemetery in Wedowee, Alabama, at 1 p.m.

Rev. and Mrs. Paris were married for almost 72 years and began faithfully serving in the North Alabama Conference in 1949. Their pastorates included Hokes Bluff, Haleyville First, Lake Highlands, East Gadsden, Tuscumbia First (13 years), the Roanoke District, and Guntersville First. They retired in 1991. Jimmie held local church, district and conference offices within the United Methodist Women.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to support local, national, and international missions to the “Faith Promise Missions Fund” at Tuscumbia First United Methodist Church, 104 E. 3rd St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674.

Please remember Alton, Mark and their family in your prayers.

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