karenwest-parham
Order of Celebration Musical Prelude Processional ………………………Elder Davis & Family Prayer ………………………………………Elder Davis Scripture: Old Testament …………….Psalms 23 ...…………Elder Davis New Testament …………John 14-6 ……………Elder Davis Selection ……………The Lord's Prayer………Linda Pickins Video Tribute Expressions of Love … (2mins. please) Selection ……………………………Linda Pickins Acknowledgement …………………………Michelle Davis Obituary ……………………………………La Mesha Forby Words of Comfort………………… Elder Davis Parting View Recessional ……………………………………... Goin' Up Yonder Today we are celebrating the Life of … Karen West-Parham who was born November 26, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. She was the tenth child of twelve children born to Lottie Cox. Hervest West was the father of Karen. She attended Amber Elementary, Stephen White Middle School and graduated from Carson High School. Karen began her career at Spires Restaurant located on Sepulveda Boulevard and Western Avenue in Torrance, California later transferring to Spires Restaurant located on Hawthorne and Torrance Boulevards in the City of Torrance, California. There she served her loyal customers whom became her friends and extended family whom she loved for over twenty years until her untimely death. She was a phenomenal woman blessed with an immense personality, a caring spirit and a willingness to listen and help a friend in need. In 1986 while working at the Spires located at Western and Sepulveda she met the love of her life James. The married in 1987. She was his devoted wife and friend whom she lovingly referred to as "Honey." They have two daughters Jamie and Jessica. She was a loving and devoted mother. Karen was very proud of them and their accomplishments. Karen was also a proud grandmother to Aaliyah Smith whom she affectionately called Le Le. She loved that little girl with all of her heart and soul. Her favorite color was purple which could be seen all around in her home, her wardrobe and her hair. Karen was preceded in death by her father Hervest West and two siblings Albert Moore and Elaine Jenkins. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband James; her two children Jamie and Jessica; her granddaughter Aalijah Smith; her mother Lottie West; siblings Helen Sargent (James); Linda Moore; Lewis Moore (Lane); Sharon Payne (Alan); Deborah Moore; Ray Moore; Gary Hamilton; Marilyn Smith; Melvin Smith; her mother-in-law Sharol Lewis (Alexander); Sisters-in-law Lynda Glasgow (Neal); Tami Scott and Chandra Kincaid (Rick); aunts and uncles and a host of nieces, nephews; her Spires boss, co-workers and her beloved customers.

View current weather.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. We have known Karen for about 20 years, She was a good friend and we always looked forward to going To Spires, where she worked for such a long time, she usually greeted us, by saying out loud our names, each time we saw her. Karen was so proud of her Husband, Daughters, and Grand child.
    We will truly miss her. We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to Karen’s Husband, Daughters, Grandchild, & Mother.
    Sincerely,
    Terry & Lana Peterson.

  2. karen is one of my closest how i miss her soo much we had a blast workin together we were always laughing …chris would tell all the time to stay away … karen could help you get though anything but she wouldnt let anybody help her get through this.. kept waitin for her to come back to work she kept saying ” ill b ok dont worry ….your still here never gonna forget u “homie” love u girl …stay strong girls yr mom was soo proud of you…and keep up wigh yr “nanny”now too…in Jesus name ……love and peace to all ..Bobbie…

  3. Karen, you will always be remembered in my heart for your bright, fun loving smile. It was a pleasure to have you in our lives and you will be forever missed. Love Candy and Family

  4. Karen was such a warm and caring person…we knew her for many years…and before us my sister and her husband…she always greeted her regular customers by name and remembered what was going on on thier lives…we were blessed to know her!

  5. Karen you will be missed by everyone. You are s loved by us as well as everyone you touched. You were a wonderful sister, wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, friend. Everyday you will be with us heart and soul. May you rest in peace. Love you always and forever !!!!
    Lewis and Lane Moore

  6. I did not know Karen long, but she was one of the first people we met after moving to Los Angeles. Always sweet caring and interested in what was going on in your life.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook