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Saturday February 20th, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Tamaya Jawan Parris

Tamaya Jawan Parris, age 43 of Athens passed away, Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his residence.
A native of Etowah and resident of Athens for most of his life.  He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Carol Harris and Rosalind Parris, Grandfather, Troy Parris, Cousin Erin Parris and Step-father, Timothy Lenoir. 
He was an avid Bass Fisherman who enjoyed spending countless hours on multiple banks and waterways, as well as attending The Bassmaster Classic Tournaments. 

He enjoyed watching and playing Basketball and Football, both of which he played throughout the years.

He also enjoyed listening to music and watching fishing shows, movies and documentaries.

He attended McMinn Central High School and later attended The University of Tennessee Knoxville.

He was a long time employee of Con Met but was most recently employed by Boyd Constructions
Mother, Doris Parris of Etowah;
Father, Timothy (Dee Anne) Parris of Fayetteville, NC;
3 sisters, Latasha (Ray) Parris of Athens, LaShawna (Princeton) Brown of Etowah and Deidre Parris of Columbus, OH;
Nieces and Nephew, Kylan Lenoir, Amani Sanders, Journee Johnson, London Stone, Nyah Brown.
2 Uncles, John (Sherry) Harris of  Athens and Tony Parris of Michigan;
Special friends, Delton (Tasha) Boyd, Randy Strong, Julie Suarez and her daughter Mia.
A host of cousins other extended family members and close friends.
Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Pastor Kevin Harris officiating.  The family will have a formal visitation from 12 Noon-2PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Those who wish to come by earlier may come by starting at 9am Saturday to sign the book at the funeral home.  Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Tamaya-Parris.  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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I was so sorry to hear of Tamaya's death. He was a memorable student of mine two years ago. He was such a hard worker, and always gave his best even though he didn't really like math. My heart is with his family and friends in this tough time.

Jessica Sherwood Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

I love you Maya Rest Peacefully Great one

Danita Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tamaya Parris

Patsy Lorraine Lynn Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family, you will be in my prayers.

Thomas & Sherita Dodd Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in one another as you remember the joy Maya added to your lives.

Cheryl Faulkner (Erin's mom) Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tamaya Parris

Marissa Harris Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

I have not seen Tamaya since high school, but I'm deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Many prayers for his family during this time. I'll always remember him as the sweet and funny guy he was in my classes. He made those years better just with his presence and I will always appreciate and remember him for that.

Brenda Ammons Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

I will never forget the days in school together both of us playing football and basketball together growing up and even after high school times laughing and having a good time no matter where we were in life. He was like a brother to me and will always be in my heart and missed.

Justin Cobb Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM