A.B. Coleman Mortuary
5660 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL
PARRIS Isabelle Deloris Parris was born in Jacksonville on August 31, 1935 to Lee Ella Holmes and Edgar Harris. Isabelle attended Davis Street school. While attending public school she met James E. Parris, Sr., they were married on May 4, 1952. Isabelle joined the Church of God located at the corner of Steele and Blue Streets immediately after they were married. She worked diligently as church cook and Gospel Choir member for many years. Isabelle worked as a cook at Edward Waters College located on Kings Rd in Jacksonville in the early 1960 s. She worked as a florist and sales clerk at the F. W. Woolworth Store in downtown Jacksonville on Hogan Street for ten years. Isabelle opened the Parris Garden Boutique located on the corner of 19th and Fairfax Streets in 1977. James and Isabelle both became licensed ministers in the Church of God and were appointed to the Eastside Church of God. In 1984 they established the Faith Deliverance Worship Center located on the corner of 17th and Fairfax Street. In 1990 Isabelle founded the Tempette Daycare at the same location as the church. The viewing of Mrs. Parris will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM at the Faith Deliverance Worship Center, located 1757 West 17th Street. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Open Arms Christian Fellowship Church, located at 2763 Dunn Ave. Burial in Edgewood Cemetery. The funeral cottage will form at A.B. Coleman Mortuary at 9:45AM. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the Faith Deliverance Church, donations also shall be submitted to Dr. E.C. Gregory, at the Tempette School. Arrangements entrusted to A.B. Coleman Mortuary, 5660 Moncrief Rd. Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published by Florida Times-Union on Mar. 7, 2013.
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Isabelle you were like a mother to me when my own was not available through time and distance and circumstance. You will always be the mother of my heart. Love, Dianna L. Miller
Dianna Miller
January 3, 2014
To: Pastor James Parris and family; I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Mother Parris. I send my love and prayers to you.Evang. Dorothy Miles (know as peaches to you)
March 14, 2013
To: Pastor James Parris and Family; My love and prayers or with you, In the passing of Mother Parris.
Evang. Dorothy (peaches) Miles
March 14, 2013
Pastor James and family.... I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mother Parris. Her memory will always be in my heart. Her loving support and words of wisdom will forever be with me!!!!!!
Elizabeth Walton-Coleman
March 9, 2013
To the family, know that God has done his perfect work. I know you will miss this loverly lady and I will to. Be blessed and remember we will see her soon. With Love always Jerusha Gibson and family.
March 9, 2013
Mother Parris was a lovely women with a loving spirit. She always had a beautiful smile and personality that was contagious. She taught me to always put God first in my life at a young age...I will miss you.
Shonta Holloway
March 9, 2013
Rev. James Parris,Jr.& Children, Min. Heath & Children, I too have memories of Sis. Parris that I will always cherish; always known her to be a woman of God.
She will be missed, BUT, I do believe she is rejoicing because we know in what and whom she stood for; You all be encouraged.
Nancy Monts, Jacksonville
March 8, 2013
To the family of Mother Isabelle Parris: prayer is ever going up on your behalf. We were all blessed by the presence of Mother Parris and she will be missed.
Kingdom Life Ministries, Inc.
March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

Your mother was indeed extraordinary. She will be missed but she will be never be forgotten. My love and prayer are with the Family.
Audrey Malone
March 8, 2013
My prayers are with the family and love ones. May the Lord comfort you all in your time of mourning.
Chantell Parris
March 8, 2013
My prayers are with you all. I remember her in the kitchen doing those conventions at Steele and Blue. I have always known her as a Woman of God.
Min. Nancy Green
March 8, 2013
What a champion for the Kingdom of God! We will miss you but we rejoice in knowing that your absence from the body is immediate presence with the Lord. To the family of the woman we affectionately call Mother Parris,we love you and you are always in our prayers!
Dwayne & Judy Howard
March 8, 2013
my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rhonda Meeks
March 7, 2013
To the Family, May the God of all comfort keep you and strenghten you. She was faithful to God and to God's people. She will be missed.
Deborah Kohn (Montgomery)
March 7, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved this mighty woman of God. May you find comfort in the word of God. I will always remember aunt Isabelle. May God bless you and keep you all.
Rev. Alphonse Braggs
March 7, 2013
To the family of the late Isabelle Parris:
I am praying for all of you in the lost of such a wonderful lady of God. I remember when she opened the florist on 17th and Fairfax very well. I also remember her beautiful daughter, Edwardlina that passed before her, from the north campus of the then,
Florida Junior College of Jacksonville. She will be missed by all who knew her and remembers her for her kindness.
Rev. Dr. Bernard E. Wright Jr.
Her best mailman in the business.
Bernard Wright, Jr
March 7, 2013
Our prayers are with you!!
Darrin & Nayo McPherson
March 7, 2013
Teresa Curry
March 7, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
March 7, 2013
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