The Progress-Index - - OBITUARIES -

Ms. Delkisha Sharone Parham, 32, af­fec­tion­ately known as “KeKe,” gained her heav­enly wings on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, 2018, at Mary Im­mac­u­late Hospi­tal, New­port News, VA. She was born Jan­uary 17, 1986, in Peters­burg, VA, to James M. Parker and Del­phine S. Parham. She resided in Stony Creek, VA, for most of her life, and Hayes, VA, for the last few years. Keke was pre­ceded in death by her grand­par­ents, Hilton Parham and Wil­bert and Mar­garet Parker.

Keke was a sweet, kind, and gen­tle spirit that touch many lives, she loved to talk on the phone to her fam­ily and friends. Be­com­ing a lov­ing and car­ing mother to her beau­ti­ful baby girl was her great­est ac­com­plish­ment. She was an avid shop­per at Bath and Body Works and Ama­zon Prime, and she could let you know where to find the deals. She truly loved her sun­glasses, she al­ways looked fly.

Keke was bap­tized at an early age at First Bap­tist Church, Jar­ratt, VA, where she was a mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Jew­els Choir. KeKe was a 2004 grad­u­ate of Sus­sex Cen­tral High School in Stony Creek, VA, she was a mem­ber of the Marching band. She at­tended Vir­ginia State Uni­ver­sity, stud­ied in Phys­i­cal Ther­apy; Colorado Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity, stud­ied Sup­ply & Value Chain; DeVry Uni­ver­sity, stud­ied Lo­gis­tics; Hair Hori­zon Beauty Academy where she started her love of do­ing hair, that she was well known for. Keke was pre­vi­ously em­ployed at Na­tional Freight Inc, Se­cu­rity Forces Inc. (Anheuser Bush and Per­due), Pi­lot, and her very first job at Burger King in Stony Creek, VA.

To cher­ish her ten­der mem­o­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences: her lov­ing and beau­ti­ful daugh­ter, Khalyah M. Wy­att of Stony Creek, VA; par­ents, El­der James M. Parker of Prince Ge­orge, VA; Del­phine S. Parham of Stony Creek, VA; grand­mother, Elsie Parham of Stony Creek, VA; aunts, de­voted Deb­o­rah Jones (Michael) of Stony Creek, VA, Irene Jones and Michelle Berry of Nor­folk,

VA, Sarah Parker of Rich­mond, VA, Mer­tie Grif­fin of Din­wid­die, VA, and Joann Lough­ery of De­troit, MI; un­cles, de­voted James Parham (Robin) of Stony Creek, VA, and Larry Parham (Jacque­line) of Suf­folk, VA, Na­dia Ahmed of De­troit, MI, Wil­bert Parker of Em­po­ria, VA, Cur­tis Parker of Prince Ge­orge, VA, and Michael Parker of Ge­or­gia, great aunts, Laura Brown of Ch­ester­field, VA, Rosa Mae De­witt of Peters­burg, VA, Wilma Malone (James), Doris Cooper (Clarence), Irene Bur­row, and Rose Flow­ers; great un­cles, Ben Jones of Willing­boro, NJ, and Min­is­ter Al­fred Flow­ers of Peters­burg, VA; de­voted friend and com­pan­ion, Min­is­ter Michael Carter and his daugh­ter Bri­enna Carter; de­voted cousins, Shan­non Nun­ley-Par­ris (Tony), Deonta Parham (Ari­ana), and Tan­isha Flow­ers (Leon); de­voted friends, RaShena Brow­der and Mau­rice Wy­att; and a host of cousins, other rel­a­tives and friends.

A spe­cial thanks to a host of de­voted fam­ily and friends.

Ser­vices will be held 1:00 P.M., Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2018, at First Bap­tist Church, 18463 Lit­tle Mill Road, Jar­rett, VA, the Rev. Ge­orge Mayes, Pas­tor. In­ter­ment to fol­low in the Pe­gram Fam­ily Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily will as­sem­ble 12:00 Noon the day of the ser­vice and will re­ceive friends at 9193 Sus­sex Drive, Stony Creek, VA., and may be con­tacted by call­ing the fol­low­ing phone num­bers: (434) 2466381, (804) 586-1938 and (804) 363-9924.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­

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