May 11, 1952 - August 7, 2018
Mrs. Gail Freeman Parkman, 66, of Peoria, IL transitioned at 7:39 am on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSF ST. Francis Medical Center ER. Gail was born on May 11, 1952 in Rosedale, Mississippi to Charlie and Millie (Tabb) Freeman. She was educated in Mississippi. She worked as an assembly line painter at AMPCO in Mississippi for over 32 years before relocating to Peoria in 2002. Once in Peoria, she worked for SC2 in Bartonville, IL retiring in 2015. Gail was a beautiful person. She loved her family and spending time with them by the pool, barbecuing and just enjoying their company. She was a pianist, an avid gardener and loved taking care of her grandchildren. Gail was a faithful member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Thurston L. Hunt, Sr. Gail leaves to cherish her most precious memories her loving and devoted husband, James W. Parkman of Peoria; three daughters, Patricia (Michael) Bryant Moten, Netra Bryant and Airreal Bryant all of Peoria; two sons, Rondal Freeman and Charlie Bryant both of Peoria; three sisters, Beverly Freeman and Pamela (Raymond) Freeman-Koehler both of Chicago, IL and Linda Freeman of Minneapolis, MN; one brother Larry (Vivian) Freeman of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Cornelius Tucker; one brother, Jerry Freeman and one nephew, Derrick Tucker. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church with a visitation at 10 am. Host Pastor is Rev. Alvin Riley, Sr. Rev. Thurston L. Hunt, Sr., Pastor of Galilee M. B. Church will be the officiant and eulogist. Gail will be laid to rest at Historic Springdale Cemetery. Simons Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Mrs. Gail Freeman Parkman, 66, of Peoria, IL transitioned at 7:39 am on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at OSF ST. Francis Medical Center ER. Gail was born on May 11, 1952 in Rosedale, Mississippi to Charlie and Millie (Tabb) Freeman. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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