Obituary for Jessie Elizabeth Parrish Sugg

Jessie “Jay” Elizabeth Parrish Sugg, aged 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022, in Greensboro. She was born in Pinehurst, NC on May 21, 1953, to William Lewis Parrish, Sr. and Nancie Frye Cole.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 7th at Boles Funeral Home at 35 Parker Lane in Pinehurst, NC.

Jessie received her Associates Degree from Sandhills Community College where she was one of three Presidential Scholars award winners. She and her mother, Nancie, had a very close relationship and were blessed to work together over a long-term period during three different times in their careers. Jessie served as office manager for a variety of physicians including Dr. Peter Jacobson who established and expanded Pinehurst Neurology. Later, Jessie and Nancie joined Dr. Jacobson at Carolina Headache and Pain Center. Eventually, Jessie worked and retired from Pinehurst Medical Clinic ending a longstanding and professional career that included a very strong work ethic.

She loved animals, people, children, babies and had a terrific smile and laugh. Jessie never met a stranger or enemy. In her youth, Jessie enjoyed riding horses, loving her various pets, spending time at her grandmother Sadie’s house in the woods, and enjoying her time with lots of family members. Later in life, her family expanded to include grandchildren with whom she loved spending time.

Jessie is survived by her husband, Donald Hilton Sugg; daughter, Kelly (Will) Garrison Wainscott; grandsons, Newton and David Wainscott; a brother, William (Tanya) Lewis Parrish, Jr.; a nephew, Chip (Tracy) Parrish; and many cousins as well as other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local animal shelter. If you have any comments, words, stories or fond memories to share, please email [email protected] and [email protected]. These will be combined and shared with Jessie’s immediate family.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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