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Robbie M. Parham
January 26, 1961 - June 19, 2018

Lithonia, GA- On 19 Jun 2018, Ms. Robbie Mae Parham was called home to be with the Lord. Celebration of life services will be held 11:00AM Monday, June 25, 2018 in the chapel at Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus with Reverend Jimmy Charles Parham officiating. Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 25, 2018 from 9:00AM until the funeral hour at the funeral home. Ms. Parham was preceded in death by her parents, the late Reverend Charlie Rayfus and Shirley Deloris Parham, and grandparents Jimmie Lee and Sallie Mae Jones Mitchell, and Rayfus and Robbie Mae Parham. Ms. Parham was born in Muscogee County, Georgia on January 26, 1961. She attended Mother Mary Mission Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade. Ms. Parham then attended Columbus and Pacelli High School excelling in both Basketball and Track and Field, graduating in 1979. Ms. Parham then went on to attend Fisk University and Columbus State University, receiving a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English/Literature in 1984. Furthering her educational goals, Ms. Parham received her certification in Graduate Level Studies from the University of San Diego in 1990. In 1991, Ms. Parham began her career in newspapers by becoming a branch manager for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. It was at the Ledger-Enquirer where Ms. Parham began to be recognized for her hard work and dedication to service, which resulted in her receiving numerous awards and accolades from her peers. Impressed with her keen acumen and initiative, Knight-Ridder Corporation promoted Ms. Parham to the position of City and Suburban Manager for the Gary Post Tribune in Gary, Indiana in 1997. Ms. Parham's swift adaptation to the tasks at hand led to her being quickly promoted to the position of Director of Circulation (Packaging/Acting Advertising Director) for the Aberdeen American News in Aberdeen, South Dakota the same year. This is when Ms. Parham met then-U.S. Senator Tom Dashle (D-SD), whom she worked with to bring to the forefront the political, social and economic concerns affecting South Dakota. In 2000, Ms. Parham was promoted to Marketing Director for the Belleville News-Democrat in Bellville, IL. In 2002, Ms. Parham was promoted to the position of North Suncoast Area Manager for the St. Petersburg Times, in Port Richey, FL. In 2005, Ms. Parham accepted a senior position within the St. Petersburg Times as the Pasco County Circulation Manager in 2005. In 2008, Ms. Parham became the Director of Circulation for the Record Searchlight Newspaper in Redding, CA. Ms. Parham accepted a more senior position as the Senior Director of Newspaper Operations for the Record Searchlight in 2009 until her retirement in 2015. Ms. Parham was affiliated with numerous corporations and executive bodies. Some of the most prominent she served on were as follows: The Board of Directors for the California Western Circulation Manager's Association (CWCMA), Board Member for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), and Exchange Club Member of the city of Redding, CA. Ms. Parham leaves to mourn ten brothers and sisters: Juanita Bell of Bedford, Texas, Reverend Jimmy Charles Parham (Marcia) both of Seale, Alabama, Gwendolyn Diane Parham of Lithonia, Georgia, David Wayne Parham (Cynthia) of McDonough, Georgia, Debra Renee Davis (Ralph II) of Augusta, Georgia, Schawana Vanessa Parham of Lithonia, Georgia, Belinda Denise Parham of Atlanta, Georgia, Rayfus Christopher Parham (Diane) of Atlanta, Georgia, Lashondra Deloris Parham of Lithonia, Georgia, and Charles Antonio Parham of Columbus, Georgia. Also, Ms. Parham leaves to mourn ten nieces and nephews: Matthias, Jeremiah(Kisha), Jimmy Jr., (Toyra), Timothy, Joshua (Jenelsia), Ralph III, Olyvia, Tamaya, Tarah, and Michael; 1 great nephew, Gabriel Parham; two uncles, Henry Parham and Issaic Parham, seven aunts, Zara Parham, Martha Parham, Adrienne Butler (Tommy), Josie Baber (James), Cora Smith (deceased) (Willie) Nettie McClure (Robbie) and Angela French (Reggie); and a host of cousins and friends. Those who so desire may make donations in memory of Robbie to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923

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  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, June 29, 2018
    I am very sorry to read about the passing of Robbie .My condolences to all.John 3:16
    ~ bj   GA
  • Sunday, July 01, 2018
    I am very sorry to learn of Robbie's passing. She was a wonderful person who was very smart, kind, witty, and a true friend. I will always treasure the memories we created while we both lived in Columbus. My thoughts and prayers are with Robbie's family and friends.
    ~ Darlene Mitchell Scheiderich   Edgewater, MD
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    To the Parham family and friends,our sincere deepest sympathies and condolences to to you.Death is such a sad and painful moment in our lives.But soon all will well int the new paradise earth that Jehovah promised us
    ~ E S   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    To the Parham family and friends,our sincere deepest sympathies and condolences to to you.Death is such a sad and painful moment in our lives.But soon all will well int the new paradise earth that Jehovah promised us
    ~ E S   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    To the Parham family and friends,our sincere deepest sympathies and condolences to to you.Death is such a sad and painful moment in our lives.But soon all will well int the new paradise earth that Jehovah promised us
    ~ E S   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    To the Parham family and friends,our sincere deepest sympathies and condolences to to you.Death is such a sad and painful moment in our lives.But soon all will be well inthe new paradise earth that Jehovah promised us.In (Dan.2:44) it says:In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.Soon He will destroy man’s government,bring our loved back to life,living under his son’s (Jesus) ruling and not man’s.This new earth will be peaceful,love among one another.So May the God of comfort and tender mercies sustain you in your most difficult time.www.jw.org.
    ~ E S   Columbus, GA