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Kashame Letonia Parkman

Mrs. Kashame Letonia Parkman, age 42, died early Monday morning, April 13, 2015, at her home in Dallas County, Texas. Services for Mrs. Parkman were held on Saturday, April 19, at Lucas Tabernacle Church of Christ Holiness USA. Rev. Adrian Daniels of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Byhalia, MS, officiated. Interment was in the South Pleasant Hill MB Church Cemetery. Laird Mortuary was in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. Parkman was the daughter of Robert Parkman and Herticine Moses Parkman of Gulfport. At an early age she moved with her family to New Orleans, LA, where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior, and became active in the local churches in the area. Mrs. Parkman lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina forced her to relocate. She attended Edison Elementary and Colter Jr. High, prior to coming back to Mississippi to attend high school at Piney Woods Country Life School in Rankin County.

After moving to Dallas in 2005, after Katrina, Mrs. Parkman worked as a healthcare coordinator and debt counselor while serving as an advocate for others by establishing a foundation to support kidney disease patients.

Mrs. Parkman married Gideon Shambambeve while living in Dallas.

Mrs. Parkman’s survivors include her husband Gideon Shambambeve of Dallas; her mother, Herticine Moses Parkman of Dallas; two sons, Tevin Parkman of Dallas, TX, and Devin Parkman of New Orleans, LA; one brother, Robert Parkman, Jr. of New Orleans; one sister Trevenas Parkman of Dallas; and one granddaughter, Skyze Parkman of Dallas, TX.