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Parris Darnell Dobbins

June 22, 1970 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 50)


Springfield - Parris Darnell Dobbins AKA Ming was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 22nd, 1970 and passed away on September 4, 2020. Ming was raised in Springfield, Massachusetts and attended Forest Park Junior High School. Then went on to attend Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical High School majoring in the Culinary Arts program and graduating the class of 1988. After Parris graduated high school he went on to pursue his Associates Degree in Business Administration at Mt Ida College in Newton, MA. Upon completing his associates degree Ming pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Parris worked for the Marriott Hotels International for many years as the front desk manager. In most recent years Ming decided to take a more adventurous path in his career and worked at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Ming had a great love for his family and was very caring and kind hearted towards everyone. Ming was loved by everyone he encountered and won over many hearts with his charismatic personality, Parris loved music and his favorite artists were Patti LaBelle and Rachelle Ferrell. Parris leaves behind his mom Stephanie Howard “Gerrie” of Springfield, MA., his dad Douglas Hayes of FL., his siblings Marc Dobbins of Springfield, MA., Jamillah Jones of Atlanta, GA., Kareem Akbar of Springfield, MA., DeJhan Johnson of Springfield MA. And a host of nieces and nephews, one great niece, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held privately by the family.


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