On Tuesday, August 19, the City of Manassas lost a pillar of the community. Life-long resident Mattie Parrish, born in Manassas on January 21, 1921, wife to Mayor and Delegate Harry J. Parrish and mother of current Mayor Harry J. Parrish II, passed away last night at the age of 93. In her lifetime, Mattie saw many changes as the town of Manassas became a City where her husband and son served as Mayor. She was a kind and generous woman and will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours with the family are scheduled for Monday, August 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Road. The funeral service will also be at Grace United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m.