Canton native Suzanne Cody Parrott, 89, peacefully passed away on Feb. 14, 2021, with immediate family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Fred L. Cody and Helen Clark Cody.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leonard (LC) Parrott who passed in 2005, her eldest son, Army First Class Staff Sgt. Michael Calvin Parrott, who was killed in Iraq in 2005 and her three brothers, Joe Bob, Roy Lee and Bill Cody.
Suzanne is survived by her son, Jim Parrott and wife Peggy of Concord, North Carolina; her sister Nancy Cody Young of Lady Lake, Florida and granddaughter Lindsay Suzanne Parrott of Asheville, North Carolina. She was deeply loved by her three great-grandchildren, Jackson Calvin, Carter and Raegan Barnes; sister-in-law, Dr. Coleen Cody and all of her beloved nieces and nephews.
Suzanne graduated from Canton High School in 1950 and received her nursing degree from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Suzanne was selflessly devoted to her service at the American National Red Cross for over 50 years and a dedicated Hospice Nurse for over 30 years. Her time as a Health Occupation instructor at Pisgah High School brought her great joy for nearly 25 years.
Suzanne’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Generations Senior Living Hospice House for the care given to Suzanne; and specifically Liz for her unique attention and kindness bestowed upon Suzanne in her time of need.
No services are planned at this time. A life celebration will occur at a later date as determined by the family. Memorials in Suzanne’s honor may be given to First United Methodist Church of Canton, where Suzanne was a life-long member or Hospice of Haywood County.