Cheryl Ann Parrish

Age 73, of Flushing, passed away on December 11, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Cheryl’s Tribute Wall at

Cheryl Ann Parrish was born on October 9, 1950, in Wakefield, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Louise (Kohler) Foudila. Cheryl was very proud of her Finnish/Slovenian/Yooper heritage. Cheryl embodied the meaning of Sisu (look it up!) Cheryl retired from the Department of Public Safety at Hurley Medical Center. The family asks that those wishing to make donations consider The North End Soup Kitchen in Flint, or their favorite pet rescue society.

Surviving Cheryl is her beloved husband; William Parrish, her two daughters; Lorie (Roger) Birmingham, and Jennifer (Marvin) Coleman, her two grandchildren; Tyler and Hailey, as well as William’s children; Preston and Emily.

Cheryl is preceded in death by her parents and step-grandson; Trenton Parrish.

Cheryl’s obituary was written by her loving family.


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  1. Mary Goins on December 28, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Bill, Lorie, Jenny and families,
    We are sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a good, kind person and we know you are going to miss her. And bravo to Cheryl and her memory for being a Sisu. We looked it up!

    Bob and Mary Goins

  2. katie Farro on December 28, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Dear Bill and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Cheryl’s death. What a lovely obituary and tribute to her spirit and good nature. Be good to yourself. I’ll be thinking about you.
    Your cousin,

  3. Alfino F Donastorg on December 29, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Cheryl was a very wonderful person. I cared deeply for her and Bill. I pray for her family and friends on the loss of this nice soul. GOD Bless and hold you all.

  4. Edwin Nyberg on December 31, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I am so very sorry to heard about Cheryl’s passing. I pray that she’s at peace and you and the family will find comfort.

    Ed Nyberg

  5. Amy Pajtas on January 1, 2024 at 5:33 am

    Dear Bill,
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. What a lovely picture and obituary. We are thinking of you. Take care.
    Love, Amy and Fred Pajtas

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