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Jennings, Parys Brent

Jennings, Parys Brent

May 2, 2001 — November 30, 2021

Parys Brent Jennings was born May 2, 2001 in Arlington, Texas to Paul Brent and Tennille Monique Jennings. Parys accepted Christ at a young age under the ministry of Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, at Friendship West Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas.

He attended Hawthorn Hill Elementary School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and relocated to Arlington, Texas where he graduated from Mansfield Summit High School in May 2019. Upon graduation, he was employed at USA Rails, an affiliate to General Motors Corporation. He also worked at Target Warehouse until his untimely passing.

Parys departed his life November 30, 2021. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Tommy Lee Jennings and maternal grandfather Willie Junior Griffin.

Parys leaves to cherish his memories: parents Paul Brent and Tennille Monique Jennings, siblings Kaila Savannah-Rae and Tyson Ahmad Jennings, grandparents Hilda Griffin and Ruby Jennings, maternal great grandmother Evelena Blackwell, maternal uncle Marcus Gladney, paternal uncles Edward Jennings, Tyrone (Debbie) Jennings, Tom Jennings Jr., Delano Jennings, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Parys was also known as “ParPar, P-Dawg and Rys” and was an all around athlete, with a competitive spirit who loved to play Basketball and Football. Parys was charismatic and charming with an old soul. He had a smile that could light up a room, with a funny joke to follow. His bear hugs were filled with the most amazing comfort. He was a smooth talking ladies man, who loved to two-step (which he gets honest from both grandmothers). Parys was multitalented, at a young age he self learned how to play multiple instruments (drums, keyboard, bass) and he enjoyed writing music and old school music. Parys was the big cousin that all the little kids loved and “P-Dawg loved the kids!” Some of his favorite pastimes were spent playing video games, drawing cartoons and graffiti. A movie connoisseur, who loved to quote every movie he watched, “Like Mike” and “Boyz in the Hood” are a couple of his favorites.

Family meant everything to Parys. He was proud to be the family “Muscle Man”, whenever the family needed something done he was the go to. His brother and sister knew him best, they recall how Parys hated to lose at anything. He insisted on a rematch until he won and demanded the win go on record. He so loved his mother. They would work out and cook in the kitchen together. They started a YouTube channel, he even thought about attending culinary school. The frequent push up challenges with his Dad was something he always looked forward to. His latest accomplishment was making it in his fathers famous “domino scoring book” after beating him 2 games in a row. Victory was HIS!

Parys will be truly missed and remembered!

Visitation will be 12PM, with service to follow at 1PM, Saturday, December 11 at Guiding Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3035 N. 27th St., Kansas City, Kansas; burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12PM, with service to follow at 1PM, Saturday, December 11 at Guiding Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3035 N. 27th St., Kansas City, Kansas; burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Paul & Tennille, you have our deepest condolences. We are praying for you & your entire family. God Bless You

Brian & Amber Johnson

Our hearts, soul and prayers go out to you. May you find comfort and peace in time

Lonnie and Janice Smith

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