Presley Kate Parham, 15, of Midland, died of sudden illness on Thursday, December 23, 2021 surrounded by her family in Fort. Worth, Texas. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Branch at Nalley-Pickle & Welch, 3800 N. Big Spring, St., Midland. The Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Golf Course Road with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Presley was born on February 27, 2006 to Trent and Dana Parham, joining her older sister Paytan. She attended Midland Classical Academy from Kindergarten, where she found many of her closest friends and developed a well-balanced love / hate relationship with learning and homework. Presley loved animals, especially horses and dogs. She has spent many hours on horseback and with her beloved puppies. She had many diverse interests, most of which revolved around people. She was quite a girl and spent a lot of her time shopping, with her friends, swimming, watching TV and coloring, playing Just Dance and getting her nails done with her sister (always with flair). Presley was a staunch, true friend who loved her people fiercely. Presley’s greatest gift was her smile, which she gave freely and entirely to bless those around her. She truly illuminated any room with her contagious joy, which was undeniably the light of her Savior shining through her. She is survived by: her parents, Trent and Dana Parham of Midland, TX; sister, Paytan Parham of Midland, Texas; grandparents, Robert and Gail Parham of Gladewater, TX and Roy and Janet Shrode of Midland, TX; aunts and uncles, Shannon and Derek Garland, Daron Shrode and Devin and Cynthia Shrode; and cousins, Jackson Garland, Savannah and John Bare, Brittany Garland, Katie Shrode, Becca Shrode, Macsen Shrode and Melody Shrode. The bearers will be Daron Shrode, Devin Shrode, Derek Garland, Jackson Garland, CJ Lowery, Michael Brandon and Blade Brandon. Honorary bearers will be her Midland Classical Academy class of 2025. The family suggests that memorials be donated to the Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center or Ski Apache Adaptive Sports. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
Posted by Midland Reporter-Telegram December 29-30, 2021.