Family of a Colquitt County mother and daughter killed in car crash speak

Family of a Colquitt County mother and daughter killed in car crash speak

Family members of a Colquitt County mother and daughter killed in a crash last week are now raising money for their funeral expenses.

Sarah Mckinnon and Cathy Ann Parrish worked together at ABAC. That college community is planning a memorial to honor them as their relatives tell stories of how loving the two women were.

Family members are still in shock over the deaths of 63-year-old Sarah Mckinnon and her daughter 40-year-old Cathy Ann Parrish. Parrish's oldest son, Michael, was a standout defensive tackle for the Colquitt County Packers and now plays football at Georgia Military College.

He says he'll miss his mother and grandmother cheering him on from the stands.

" They both was at all my games, I used to listen to them on the radio. She just loved that I made it from where I was to college and that I'm still playing ball and doing good in school," said Michael Parrish, Cathy Ann Parrish's Son.

The mother and daughter were dining hall workers at ABAC for more than 20 years. Last week, they were headed home after finishing their shifts when they were killed in a head on collision with a semi truck on Highway 319 in Norman Park.

" I'm going to miss they're support and them being there for me at the games, but I know they'll still be watching me," said Michael Parrish.

Sarah Mckinnon leaves behind a dozen grand and great grand children. Cathy Ann leaves behind her three sons, ages 9 to 19 and husband of four years. ABAC is paying their respects for the women by planning a memorial service.

" They loved their job and they love their staff and the kids there loved them and they always talked about the food that they cooked." I'm glad to know that she worked for great people," said Michael Parrish.

A third worker, Shirley scott was also in the car, and was injured in the crash. She remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

A viewing will be held Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Norman Park.

You can make donations to the family at the Southwest Georgia Banking Company in Moultrie or Pine Ridge Meats in Norman Park.

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