Ms. Aida Ortiz Parnes, 73 of Blackshear, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at her residence.
Born in Baymon, Puerto Rico on August 5, 1945, she had lived in Bayside Queens, NY prior to moving to Pierce County 25 years ago. Ms. Parnes was a Master Cosmetologist and was currently working for Gentle Touch Salon in Waycross. She loved gardening and tending to her plants and flowers - lilacs being her favorite. She enjoyed painting, sewing, and watching The Young and the Restless. Ms. Parnes had a love for rescued dogs and had four of her own, Diamond, Blue, Ramon, and Lucky. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She was a daughter of the late Julio & Emilia Ortiz Ortega. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Rodriguez, Fabiana Ortiz, and Justina Ortiz; and her only brother, Tibo Ortiz.
Survivors include her two sons and daughter-in-law, Scotty Rivera of Blackshear and John & Cindy Rivera of Weyers Cove, VA; 4 grandchildren, Ivan C. Rivera, Dannette (Chad) Conley, Andrew Rivera, and Brittney Rivera; 3 great grandchildren, Annabella Rivera, Olivia Scott Rose Rivera, and Zackary Conley; four sisters, Fela Rivera of Manhattan, NY, Icencia Vazquez (her daughter, Flora Betancourt) of Queens, NY, Matilde "Pat" Ortiz of Bronx, NY, and Santa "Sam" Ortiz of Brooklyn , NY; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A Funeral mass for Ms. Parnes will be held Monday evening, May 6, 2019, at 8:00 o'clock from the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waycross.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5 until 6:30 pm.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
PO Box 375
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Blackshear, GA 31516
Waycross, GA 31501