LaTice Nichole Parrish was born August 4, 1988 to William “Bill” Parrish and Venetta Pauline Linton, in Des Moines, IA. She was educated in the Des Moines Public School System and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2006. While in high school, LaTice served as Roosevelt’s Varsity Basketball Team Manager. She continued her studies at Des Moines Area Community College (Urban Campus).
LaTice was involved in the community activities from a young age. As a youth she was a member of the Isiserettes Drill Team and Drum Corps. She was also a debutante in the 2006 Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Cotillion. Recently, LaTice played for the Iowa Crush women’s football team. At a young age LaTice developed a strong work ethic working several jobs during her career. Most recently she served as the Campus Head Cook at her church, Lutheran Church of Hope+Elim. She could also be found helping customers fine tune their wardrobes at the Ralph Lauren Polo Outlet Store. From time to time she would also work large events as security at the Iowa Events Center. LaTice was full of life and joy. Her hobbies included cooking, making TickToc videos, traveling, singing and shopping. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her family. LaTice took pride in being a “TT” to the children in her family. She was also good for caring for and claiming children who weren't in her family as well. Plain and simple, LaTice was blessed with a big heart to help anyone she could, family or not. She also had a jovial personality that many grew to love soon after you met her. LaTice was raised in church. As an adult she joined Lutheran Church of Hope+Elim. She very much loved her church and church family. LaTice found peace and encouragement in the positive environment and the preached word.
On August 28, 2021 LaTice Nichole Parrish transitioned from this earthly life to her eternal life. She is preceded in death by her “MiMi”, Paula Marilee Duke; great-grandmother, Sarah Lee Strong; great uncles, Arthur Lee Duke, II and Clyde Sherman Duke, Sr.; great aunts, Tomette Rose Duke and Jonna Lou Duke-Brown.
LaTice’s life and memories will live through her parents, Venetta P. Linton and William “Bill” Parrish; brothers, Dontrez M. Parrish, Dominic Parrish and William Carter; sister, Aneisha White; grandfather, Everett Linton; great uncles, Michael D. Duke, Sr., Donald A. Duke and Arnold A. Duke; aunt, Mildred Duke; nephews, Deon White and Avery Parrish; niece Brionna Parrish, along with a host of cousins, extended family members and friends.
*Masks are required for all attendees. Social Distancing will be strongly encouraged.
*This service will be made available via Facebook Live on the Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home's Facebook page (@hendersonsfuneralhome) on Saturday, September 4, 2021 beginning at 5pm. Please "Like" or "Follow" our page for access.