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Craig Noone


Craig Ashton Noone, chef/owner of Parlor Market Restaurant in Downtown Jackson, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011. He was 32 years old.

Craig was a beloved son, brother & friend to all of those he encountered on his all-too-brief time on Earth. His legacy in Jackson, the downtown business community, and the Jackson restaurant community is immense, despite it being cut short by his tragic and untimely death. Of all of his many life accomplishments, Craig was most proud of fulfilling his dream of opening a restaurant. This dream came true with the opening in September 2010 of Parlor Market Restaurant in Downtown Jackson. After over a year of planning, toil, and preparation, Parlor Market was a smash from the opening day, gathering numerous Best New Restaurant awards in its inaugural year. In addition, Mr. Noone was named Best Chef in Jackson by the Jackson Free Press. Craig viewed Parlor Market as not only a restaurant, but an important anchor in the Downtown Jackson Renaissance.

Craig Noone was born on August 12, 1979 in Rock Hill, SC. He grew up in South Jackson and was a 1998 graduate of Jackson Academy. While at JA, Craig starred in both football and baseball, participating in the Academy All-Star game in football and making the All-State team in baseball. During his football career he was a part of the first two State Championship teams in JA history, as well as the first ever victory over rival Jackson Prep. He also finished his baseball career as the all-time home run leader in JA history.

Craig continued his education as Mississippi College, where he was a member of the baseball team and President of the Blue and Gold Men's Society. Craig graduated MC with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2003.

Craig then began the culinary career that would define him by enrolling in the Texas Culinary Academy/Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, TX where he would graduate with a degree in Culinary Arts. He followed this up by traveling to Italy, where he graduated with a Master's Degree from the Italian Culinary Institute, as well as serving as a guest chef during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Upon his return to the United States, Craig cooked under James Beard Award winning chefs John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans, Dean Fearing of The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Fearing's in Dallas, as well Stephan Pyles, the Founding Father of Southwest Cuisine in Dallas.

Craig was preceded in death by his brother, Chadwick Anthony Noone of Jackson. His is survived by his parents, Charles and Sharon Noone of Jackson, his brother Christopher Noone of Byram and his sister Courtney Noone of Jackson; his sister-in-law Jennifer Robinson Noone of Byram and nephews Adam and Zach Noone and nieces Ally and Marli Noone of Byram. Mr. Noone was a member of Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church in Byram.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 16 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, 350 High Street in downtown Jackson from 5-7 p.m. Funeral proceedings will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 17, at Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church, 6880 S. Siwell Rd. in Byram, MS with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park on Clinton Boulevard in Jackson. Pallbearers will be Ross Betts, Jesse Houston, Ryan Bell, Scott Reedy, Steven Weeks, and Cooper Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Allen and Mart Lamar.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Parlor Market Miracle League c/o Parlor Market, 115 W. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Oct. 16, 2011.
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November 11, 2011
Charlie and Sharon, we were so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please know we are praying for comfort for your family. Much Love.
Chuck & Gwen Dill
November 7, 2011
Dennis and I were looking forward to seeing Craig in his "new" digs during our recent trip to NOLA. We were devastated to hear of his passing just two weeks before our arrival. We went to the restaurant anyway, to pay our respects and to honor his memory. We felt his presence there, in every warm corner, in every delectable morsel from a kitchen full of flurry and life, in every oooh and aahhh of delight over a dish tasted, in all the happy energy of a restaurant full of cheerful conversation and satisfied palettes. Craig may not be with us in flesh but he is most definitely still with us in heart. His love still resides at Parlor Market.
Dennis and Eileen Ferruzzi
October 18, 2011
Truly saddened to hear about the loss of Craig Noone. We met him a few weeks ago at Parlor Market and he was so gracious and kind. He made quite an impression in just those few moments. Jackson has lost a fine young man. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Chris and LeAnne Brady
October 17, 2011
Craig was an inspiration to many people who knew him. He was one of those people who inspired others with his enthusiasm, spirit, generosity and thoughtfulness. He will be missed.
Lisa Kuiper
October 17, 2011
To someone I never knew or met, my supervisor and friend Jared shared so many stories about Craig, I felt like I knew him as well. God Bless You Craig. Kevin C Connelly.
October 17, 2011
It is often said that the true measure of a man is in the lives he touches. Judging by the outpouring of love I witnessed Sunday night, Craig Ashton Noone touched a lot of lives.
James Ethridge
October 17, 2011
Craig your star will always burn bright! You impacted so many lives with your inspirational zest for life! You dreamed big and Jackson will forever be changed by those dreams! We are so honored to have known you and been able to call you friend! We will never forget your smile and all the fun memories we shared! We can't wait to see you again! Until then...
Collin and Elizabeth Sims
October 17, 2011
If ever I have met a person who let their light shine it was Craig Noone. Everyone's life is a little brighter because of your enthusiasm for life. May your memory live on in all of us. Shine on.
Wanda Johnston
October 17, 2011
Sharon and Charles,

Words can't express the sorrow we have for you during this time. The service today was beautiful and the love and support that Craig has built during his lifetime is a gift. But this gift of caring for others was taught to him by you at a very early age. Craig will be missed by so many and especially by his family. But now he is in heaven with little Chad and they will have lots to talk about while they wait on you. We love you both very much. Terry and Kathy Davis
Terry & Kathy Davis
October 17, 2011
I am just so deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful, kind, talented man who I was blessed to have met in college. I will never forget you and wish I could tell you how proud I was of your accomplishments! Rest in peace, friend.
Brooke Castille Ratcliff
Brooke Ratcliff
October 17, 2011
I have been trying to think of what to say for a few days now, and I realize that no amount of words will ever be enough. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Noone family. I wish so much that I could be there to bid farwell to my first love. I know that Craig will be missed by so many, but I also know that his passion for his family, friends, food, and making this world a better place will be remembered by all.
Joanna Stewart
October 17, 2011
Craig was a wonderful and caring man. My thoughts and prayers are with the Noone family during this difficult time. I was truly blessed to have known him. Blakeney Bray Smith
Blakeney Bray-Smith
October 17, 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Noone and Family- Thank you for allowing Lakewood Memorial Park the opportunity to serve your family during this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard Puckett
October 17, 2011
Praying that our Precious Holy Spirit comforts your family as only He knows how to do so well.
Preston Rice
October 17, 2011
Praying for strength and peace for your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Many prayers will be going up for you now and for the days to come.
Mac and Alishia Baker
October 17, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . T.L. and Phyllis Walker Cindy Kendig
October 17, 2011
Seems like yesterday you, David Puttnam and I were building haunted houses, crawling through ditches. You are a catalyst for the industry and the world. It seems a little dimmer now that your gone. I know St. Peter found a new best friend when you showed up....
Spencer Carwford
October 17, 2011
Craig was certainly a trip to be around growing up with Brad playing ball and being friends at Hillcrest. We loved him! Charles,Sharon, Chris I assure you God has his loving arms around Chris and he will be cooking up in heaven. With deepest sympathy, love Joyce Russell Splain
Joyce Russell Splain
October 16, 2011
Dear Noone Family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Criag through my husband, David. Since then, he was the most warm and appreciative man to me everytime I stepped into his restaurant. I will always be so greatful for his generousity! I will also pray continuously for yalls great loss. Please know that he will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love,
Emily and David Cole
October 16, 2011
My Friend, where do I begin? We had a long history together. You were like a brother to me for over 20 years. Your drive and desire will always be an inspiration to me, as I'm sure it will be to all who knew you. You touched so many lives in a positive way and we will never forget you. May your soul Rest In Peace knowing the good that you brought to this world.
Shan Seymour
October 16, 2011
He was such a friendly and welcoming guy. He was definitely one of the good ones and we all loved him dearly. Our prayers are with you and your family, Craig. I'll miss you, brother...
Matt Brooks
October 16, 2011
CPT Jared Johnston
October 16, 2011
You were the Best. My Best Friend, My Best Man, Uncle to my children, inspiration to us all. We lived our dreams through you. You were of the stuff that binds people and the world around them together. You were dreamer, an anchor, a lighthouse, a trailblazer and a gentle soul. The only person I could spend all day everyday with and never be bored or cross. Every minute we spent together was in anticipation of the great things to come. I regret that I am in Baghdad and unable to extend my condolences to your family. I truly loved you as the brother you proved yourself to be.
CPT Jared Johnston
October 16, 2011
We will miss you my friend. Heaven is lucky to have you...I'm sure no angel has ever eaten as well as they are now. Keep an eye on me from up there, I need it!
Leigh Kingrea
October 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Noone family during this difficult time. I am going to miss Craig's smile. He was a wonderful man and friend that I have lots of fond memories,he will certainly be missed.
Elizabeth Jackson
October 16, 2011
Craig has had a charming confidence about him at an early age. We all knew he would be successful at whatever he chose to do in life. I haven't seen Craig in years, but cherish all of the memories from all of the baseball years at Forest Hill Youth Club, where him and my brother played together. We are all praying for all of his family and friends. You will be missed!
Missy Mckee McDowell & Scott, Bill and Bonnie Mckee, Billy and April Mckee, Bill Gleason
Missy Mckee-McDowell
October 16, 2011
Revelations 21:4- "He will wipe away every year from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things have passed away."

To family and friends: I met Craig at MC. We shared many amazing memories. Unfortunately, Craigs life was cut short here on earth. But, rest assured, the Lord has a master plan. And God is Good!!! Dear friend, I will see you again one day. Looking forward to you cooking for me and seeing that contagious smile. ~ Love, Alicia Adams Downen

P.S. I will make sure all of us (MC students) get together next year at your restaurant. Sorry we couldn't make it happen this year!!!!!
Alicia Downen
October 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Noone Family and Craig's Parlor Market Family. Craig was a wonderful person, friend and chef. His smile, generosity, kindness and passion for Downtown Jackson will be missed. I have very fond memories of Craig that I will forever hold dear to my heart. Miss you my friend!
Heidi Jackson
October 16, 2011
Chris and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your untimely loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
John and Cece Callender
October 16, 2011
Farewell Craig - the ripples of your wake will be felt for a long time.
Now it's time to cook something good for our buddies in Heaven Brother......
October 16, 2011
To the Noone Family, Your son is much beloved in our downtown business community and will be forever remembered as a creative, respected and generous entrepreneur and leader. Our collective hearts are broken. With all our prayers, God Bless you. The Hilton Garden Inn / King Edward Hotel staff.
Marlene Macaluso
October 16, 2011
To all of Craig's family and loved ones; I am deeply sorry for your loss. Craig impacted so many people everyday in such a positive way and accomplished so much. He truly changed downtown Jackson and was respected and liked by all who worked with him. What a tremendous legacy to leave behind.
Katie Parkman
October 16, 2011
I was at Jackson Academy with Craig. He was always a very sweet, helpful person and amazing at football. I considered him to be a great friend. I spoke with him not long ago and I am devastated by the loss. I pray for his family and friends and fellow classmates as we remember him as a Great Man and Loving person. Craig, YOU will be missed dearly..... Jennifer Harper Curtis
Jennifer Curtis
October 16, 2011
I am so deeply sad for the loss of this charismatic young man. Words don't say how much his loss means to Jackson, as well as his many friends and family. I pray for God's comfort and love to surround and support those who will miss and remember him.
Susan Gallagher
October 16, 2011
To Craig's family: our hearts are so heavy as we think of the loss of your precious son and brother. We so enjoyed Parlor Market but fell in love with Craig. We had such a nice visit with him about three weeks ago when he stopped by our table. We could not help but discuss how proud his parents must be of him and what an obviously fine young man they'd raised.

May God bless you all as you try to put one foot in front of the other.
Lynne and Bill Lofton
October 15, 2011
Honoring a gracious and kind young man...Prayers to his family and friends.
Kathy Hearn
October 15, 2011
We are deeply saddened by this loss of such a great guy. Craig you will be deeply missed.
Justin and Casey Thames
October 15, 2011
Truly was sadden to hear of the loss of Craig. We met Craig thru the Restaurant business and was such a pleasant and accomplished guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Simpson's - Jesse and Jackie
October 15, 2011
Sending our deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers for the family during this time of such great sorrow. We will forever remember a young man so full of life, with such drive and determination to succeed in all he undertook. Words fail us, but Sharon and Charles, just know that our prayers are with you.
Jimmy and Tangie Stewart
October 15, 2011
To a great culinarian as well a a great Man, Rest In Peace Brother, You will be dearly missed.
Chef Daniel Honan
October 15, 2011
From Everyone at Fearing's Restaurant, we are sad to hear about this unfortunate tradgedy. Craig was an expressive/passionate Chef, who was instrumental in the opening of the restaurant in 2007.
Eric Dreyer
October 15, 2011
Such loss is never understood fully, especially when one such as Craig offered much to his family and friends. May the God of Peace totally surround each family member and friend with His peace, His love, and His Strength.
Linda Dale
October 15, 2011
Sharon and Charles,
We are praying for you. Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. We hope for peace for you.
Dave and Lorraine Espel
Dave Espel
October 15, 2011
Truly Craig will be missed. I have such great memories from school and I will cherish those. Praying for the Noone family and The Parlor Market family. He touch so many lives.
Krisitn Smith
October 15, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. We think of your family often and will keep you and your dear family in our prayers.
Angie and Joe McCrillis
October 14, 2011
Our entire family is saddened by the loss of such a special young man. We have such fond memories of Craig when he was at Hillcrest and playing football and basketball with Scotty. We are keeping your family in our prayers. Sam and Susan Iupe, Nikki Evans Ramshur, Justin Evans and Scotty Evans (Brandon, MS)
October 14, 2011
Praying for all of you. ~ Melanie Dickson Manning
October 14, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Craig's family..I celebrated my birthday this past March at Parlor Market. He had done such a beautiful job with the renovation of this building.I remember taking the photos for the paper that the Clarion Ledger did before the opening..Craig always had a smile on his face each time I say him..
Kathy Matheny
October 14, 2011
To a man who showed me what it means to live with heart, you will be missed. To the Noone family, I am praying for you.
Ben Derrick
October 14, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Noone family. Never got the chance to meet Craig, but have known Charlie for many years and understand how proud he is of his son. May God bless his family during this time.
Jeff Vossler
October 14, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home
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