Mrs. Susan Gayleen Croft Parish, age 52 of Trion, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Cartersville Medical Center.

Mrs. Parish was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on June 3, 1958, daughter of Gaynell Ferguson Burke and the late Ollie Ray Croft. She was of the Baptist faith and was employed in the Finishing Lab at Mt. Vernon Mills for over 27 years. Mrs. Parish was a member of the Quarter Century Club and a recipient of the Z.D. Award.

Mrs. Parish is survived by her husband, Lloyd Parish of Trion; children, Justin Anthony Parish of Sylvania, AL and Gayla Marie Parish of Trion; mother and step-father, Gaynell and Charles Burke; brothers, Earl Croft of Pennville, Naol Croft of Sylvania, AL, and Darrell Croft of Trion; mother-in-law, Phyllis Parish; 7 grandchildren, Kamden, Lexi, Kaitlyn and Gabby Parish, Joshua, Landon and Ayden Wilson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Parish will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Helton officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity “Burnt Church” Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyler VanPelt, Kevin Glenn, Richard Mobbs, Dewayne Howard, Chris Durham, and Carl Bolton. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Finishing Lab at Mt. Vernon Mills, Donald Cook, Jr., and Jim Bradley.

Mrs. Parish will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M