Tina Louise Seymour Parrish of Riverhead died June 9 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue. She was 51.
She was born Oct. 20, 1963, to Daisy E. (Shorter) and Lloyd Lewis Seymour in Riverhead. She attended Riverhead Central School District and later went back to school to earn her general education diploma (GED.) She married Jeff Parrish Sept. 7, 2002.
Ms. Parrish worked as an alcohol and drug counselor for Quannacut Rehabilitation Center. She had completed the New York State Practical Nursing Program and was planning to take the board examinations to become a certified licensed practical nurse before her health began to deteriorate.
She and her husband were involved with Word of Life Ministries in Center Moriches.
Family members said Ms. Parrish was well-known and well respected, always willing to help family and friends. She was also a comedian, known for her sayings. Family members said she loved fishing, crabbing, dancing, and singing.
Predeceased by her father; her sister Daisy Mae Liggon; and her grandparents; Ms. Parrish is survived by her son Jovan “Dinky” Davis; her mother, Daisy Seymour; her siblings, Frankie Seymore Sr.; Marianne Seymour Fitzgerald, David Seymour Sr.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other family and friends.
A funeral service took place June 19 at Galilee Church of God in Christ in Riverhead.
Arrangements were in the care of Seay Memorial Chapel.