Leland Louis Parkins (Big Lee) passed with peace and grace on April 13,2017 with his family at his side, after a vigilante fight with cancer. Lee was born on August 21,1958 in LaCross WI..Son of the late Thomas C.Parkins and Leila Parkins. He is survived by two brothers: Thomas Parkins and Bradley S. Parkins both of Midland. His family moved to Santa Monica in 1964.There he met the love of his life, Monica Banks Parkins. The next 41 and a half years was spent raising a family of their own. Sons: Leland "Lee" and Moli Parkins of Garden Grove,CA, and Matthew Perkins of Midland. Daughters: Cassandra and Amanda Parkins of Midland. Eight grandchildren: Destiny Valen Zuala, Leanna Holden, Jordan Lopez,Unique Lopez, Jaydyn Reyes, Mandy Reyes, Brooklyn Stephenson and Carter Stephenson and he is survived by them all. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend who's greatest passion in life was making others laugh. He promised to always be with them and show them "What Angels are all about". The family will receive friends for a Celebration Of Big Lee's Life to be held at Truelite Christian Fellowship on Thursday April 20,2017 at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank their Truelite Christian Fellowship Family for all that they have done. He leaves us rich in memories. Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
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