Thursday, 05 August 2021 14:12

Barbara Dale Tynes Parrish

Barbara Dale Tynes Parrish August 3, 1945 - August 3, 2021
Barbara Dale Tynes Parrish was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 3, 1945 and entered her eternal home on August 3, 2021 at the age of 76. She is preceded in death by parents Robert B. Tynes, Jr. and Dale Boswell Moseley (Tynes). She is survived by her husband Harold Gray Parrish, son Claude Vernon Bishop, III (Tripp), daughters Dana Bishop Lockett, Elizabeth Tate Leemon, and Cameron Boswell Leemon and by grandchildren Makenzie Leemon, Mary Ryann Clary, Ashton Clary, Emmerson (Emmi) Bishop, Brady Bishop, Harper Bishop, Lucas Antic and Christina Moore. Barbara Dale grew up in Lawrenceville, Virginia and attended Brunswick County High School. She went on to study at Mary Washington College where she received her degree in teaching. Barbara Dale dedicated 30 years to teaching in the Brunswick County School system. She put her heart and soul into her students and was beloved by many. Barbara Dale was ‘larger than life’ and when you were in her presence, her energy, humor, and vibrant personality were infectious. She never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone she met. She was well known for her love of animals, especially her dogs, and had a soft spot for all living creatures. A celebration of life will be held at the family home for friends and a family on August 21st from 11-1pm. If you wish to continue Barbara’s love of animals, in lieu of flowers you may donate to Richmond SPCA at 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220 or online at
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  • Comment Link Kell Fleshood Monday, 16 August 2021 11:20 posted by Kell Fleshood

    So sorry to hear about Barbara Dale. It was a beautiful write up about her. She was always so full of life and energy. As a teacher she impacted so many children’s lives. I hope she had a peaceful journey. She will continue to live through our memories and stories and tears and laughter. Sending peace and love to Tripp and Dana and Harold and the twins.

  • Comment Link Robbie M. Garnes Friday, 13 August 2021 17:20 posted by Robbie M. Garnes

    My Heart was broken to hear of this wonderful lady’s passing...., my high school History Teacher.
    Ms. Leemon was always concerned about my progress, and she was always comical and said what was her mind.
    Thanks Ms. “Leemon” , as many of her former students knew her as.
    Fly high!!! We will meet again in another class!!!

  • Comment Link Jim Harris aka Jimmy Friday, 13 August 2021 13:27 posted by Jim Harris aka Jimmy

    Fond memories from 1961-1963 group hang outs on Sunday afternoons in Lawrenceville and South Hill areas. Too many from those groups have moved to the higher calling. My sincere condolences to all the family.

  • Comment Link Michael O. Jackson Monday, 09 August 2021 17:55 posted by Michael O. Jackson

    I also knew her as Mrs. Leemon. She was my 11th grade history teacher at BSHS. Her husband was my geography teacher. I remember Mrs. Leemon as zealous, caring, and so full of life!!! Fantastic teacher!! My condolences and prayers to her family. She will be greatly missed.

    Michael O. Jackson
    Class of 1987

  • Comment Link Margaret Woyer Friday, 06 August 2021 22:18 posted by Margaret Woyer

    So so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending lots of love ,hugs and prayers for your comfort at this most difficult time. Harold and Mackenzie please let us know of anything we can do. Love you!! Margaret Woyer and Family❤️

  • Comment Link Rev. Rene L. Rice Friday, 06 August 2021 21:49 posted by Rev. Rene L. Rice

    It is with the most sincere and heartfelt condolences I extend my thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Mrs. Leemon, as I knew her was my US History teacher in high school (BSHS).
    I loved her vivacious, bright, funny, radiant, boisterous and eclectic personality! She truly left a positive impression in my Spirit.

    I loved her and she will be truly missed!

    Sincerely and Respectfully Submitted,

    Rev. Rene' L. Rice
    BSHS Class of 1988

  • Comment Link Joy Rice Friday, 06 August 2021 10:49 posted by Joy Rice

    My condolences and prayers to the family. RIP my friend you will truly be miss, you was the best teacher that Brunswick Senior High ever had.

  • Comment Link William Mays Thursday, 05 August 2021 23:17 posted by William Mays

    I knew her as Ms. Bishop. I’m Class of 79. What a beautiful soul! My condolences! William Mays Dallas, Tx

  • Comment Link Cheryl Bowen Thursday, 05 August 2021 23:13 posted by Cheryl Bowen

    So sorry for your loss. There will never be another like Barbara Dale, she was a very special person and thought highly of by many.

  • Comment Link Diane Greene Thursday, 05 August 2021 17:50 posted by Diane Greene

    Harold and Makenzie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry to hear about Barbara Dale.

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