Dr. Marion Wallace Parris Ph. D, was an extraordinary person and made a giant impact on so many people’s lives. She departed this life on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the age of 35. 

Marion Tameca Wallace was born on July 3, 1984, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the middle child of Gilda Scott-Poole and Walter Wallace Jr. Marion moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2014.

Dr. Parris was an alumna of John Ehret High School, Dillard University, The University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg campus, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

On February 1, 2019, Marion and Michael Parris were married.

Marion’s love of children and helping others led her to involvement in many child enrichment programs and volunteering with various organizations. As an accomplished child psychologist, she has written and published many articles, as well as, made daily posts to her website and social media to advise families on topics of mental health and the overall well-being of children. Dr. Parris took great pride in being able to help others.

Dr. Parris is lovingly remembered by her husband - Micahel Parris, her parents - Gilda (Kevin)Scott-Poole of Slidell, Walter Wallace Jr. of New Orleans; her siblings - Walter (Veronica) Wallace III of New Orleans, Mildred (Lloyd) Wallace- Bazley of Slidell; her two nephews – Gianni and Liam and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  

No words can describe the joy Marion brought to so many, but we will celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Marion Parris on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The memorial services will take place at St. James Methodist Church 1925 Ursuline Ave New Orleans, La 70116 at 12:00pm. 

Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama. 

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