Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

December 5, 2012

Lena Belle Parrish Resta

VALDOSTA — Mrs. Lena Belle Parrish Resta, 87, of Adel, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Cook Medical Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Berrien County to the late Alvin Jones Parrish and Mattie Mae Griffis Parrish. Mrs. Resta met her husband of 67 years, Joseph Richard Resta Sr., on a blind date and were married on Jan. 20, 1945. They lived in Greenwood, Miss., during his military service, then moved to New York for 16 years before settling in Ft. Myers, Fla. during retirement. They moved to Cook County 13 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Mrs. Resta is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marsha Resta of La Belle, Fla., Bobby and Jan Resta of Adel, Barry and Ellen Resta of Adel; seven grandchildren, Sean and Annie Resta of Adel, Curtis and Anna Resta of San Antonio, Texas, Andy and Ginger Resta of Dallas, Texas, Clint and Karlene Resta of Dallas, Texas, Melissa and Daniel Lynch of La Belle, Fla., Chad Resta of Valdosta, Ga., and Amanda and James Ray of Adel; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Carlton and Jeanette Parrish of Thomasville, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and John Mainor of Adel.  

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Resta was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Richard Resta Sr.; four brothers, Lloyd Woodell Parrish, Paul Laverne Parrish, Carey Irman Parrish, and Randall Thomas Parrish; and two sisters, Dorothy L. Pilcher and Myrtle P. Metts.

The Resta family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave. in Adel.

Funeral service will take place Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Boone Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Pilcher and the Rev. Ted Graham officiating.

Interment will follow in Sylvester Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com.

Boone Funeral Home is serving the Resta Family. — Boone Funeral Home

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • stacks1.jpg Mother Hazel B. Stacks

    Mother Hazel B. Stacks, was born Jan. 27, 1920, to the late George and Rose Baker in Lowndes County, Ga. She transitioned this life on Sunday, July 27, 2014, with her love ones by her side.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert D. Roy

    Robert D. Roy, 75, of Valdosta, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Jesup Health & Rehab in Jesup, Ga.

    July 31, 2014

  • James Dickson.jpg USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel ‘Dick’ Dickson

    USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel “Dick” Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Natanie Gjertsen.jpg Natalie J. Gjertsen

    Natalie J. Gjertsen, 78, of Valdosta, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Griffin.jpg Charles Lamar Griffin

    Charles Lamar Griffin, 70, of Lake Park, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albert P  McLane.jpg Albert Phillip McLane

    Albert was born in Valdosta, where he spent his childhood with his parents, Carson and Philena McLane, and his three siblings.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Lamar Griffin

    James Lamar Griffin, 85, of Adel, passed away July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Linda Sue Spicer

    Linda Sue Spicer, 68, of Nashville, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at SGMC Berrien Campus.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jack Felton Williams Jr.

    Jack Felton Williams Jr., 77, of Morven, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Bonnie Gerlock Murajda

    Bonnie Gerlock Murajda, 67, of Bogart, Ga., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results