Alaina Chantal Parkhurst, age 33, of Manitou Beach, MI, left this earth due to an accidental drug overdose on October 31st, 2022, in Milford, MI. Alaina was born February 20th, 1989 in Adrian, MI of Thomas and Linda Parkhurst. Alaina grew up in Manitou Beach with her parents and two older sisters. She attended Saint Josephs academy for elementary and junior high where she participated in Lenawee County 4-H, soccer, basketball, and graduated from Hudson High School in 2007. As a teen, Alaina spent a lot of time with her friends skateboarding, attending concerts and plenty of summer days at the lakes. After high school Alaina moved to Los Angeles, CA. In 2008 to attend Cinema Makeup School where she received her certification to become a successful special effects makeup artist. Alaina put her whole self; body, mind and soul into her jobs, no matter the size. Her artistic ability and visions quickly set her apart from other artists in her field and her portfolio blossomed. Laney, as she was known by many, lived her life to the fullest, and accomplished more in her short time on earth, than most do in a full lifetime, including being a contestant on SY/FY networks makeup competition FaceOff and the lead makeup artist for Video of the Year on MTV's Video Music Awards 2021. Alaina is survived by her parents Thomas and Linda (Brandy) Parkhurst of Manitou Beach, MI. Her ex-husband and friend Jeordie. Her sisters Shanna (Eric) Navarre of Tecumseh, MI. and Laurel Parkhurst of Manitou Beach, MI. Nephews Kenny Parkhurst, Aiden Navarre and Julian Wilkins, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends located all over the world and her number one cheerleader-Mochii the most handsome pup-pup in the world. Alaina loved deeply, with all of her heart. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and gathering with them during the holidays were some of her favorite and most anticipated times. The family of Laney Chantal invites you to join us as we celebrate her amazing life, Saturday November 12, 2022. Doors open at 11:00 AM with luncheon being served at noon. A reservation is required for the luncheon, doors will open to non RSVP'd guests at 1:00 PM for a social gathering until 3:00 PM. For further details please visit the following link: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/laneychantalmemorial Please share any photos you'd like to contribute to her memorial with the family via firstname.lastname@example.org Alaina struggled with various mental illnesses throughout her adult life. In light of her struggle with mental illness the family asks you to please consider making donations to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. They are committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. You can find more information here: www.bbrfoundation.org Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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