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Parker James Nakashima

July 01, 1988 – December 24, 2021

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Obituary For Parker James Nakashima

Parker Nakashima passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2021 at the age of 33.

Parker lived and grew up in Burien, Washington. Parker was loved by many and had an innate sense of humor. He liked to make people laugh. He was a sweet and gentle person. He loved animals and especially dogs. He liked rap music and wrote rap lyrics. He liked good food and learning about people and their cultures.

Parker is survived by his parents Jim and Carla Nakashima. His two sisters Elona Hamilton and Danielle Nakashima. His nephews and nieces Coast, Ataliya, Carson and Meera.

A Celebration of Life will take place on July 2, 2022 with the place and time to be determined.

Condolences

  • March 13, 2023

    I enjoyed visiting and walking with Parker. He was a rascal. I remember visiting him when he was incarcerated, and I believe he did a little better when incarcerated, but I know I didn’t see everything he was going through. Parker wanted to please his parents and make them proud, but he openly confessed to habits which would frustrate his efforts. I was helping Parker to battle his demons in an effort to battle mine. He was very helpful to me, and I miss him – very much. I miss our walks and our visits. I was shocked at how quickly he left us. Dang it. As our nation expresses frustration in our opioid pandemic, our family mourns our loss of Parker – caught up in this madness. Dang it. I love and miss you, Parker!

  • April 13, 2022

    Parker really did love to make people laugh! That’s the thing I remember the most about him. The last time I saw him he was a child and Danielle and I were teenagers. He was Danielle’s little brother, who’d been cracking jokes and making us laugh literally from the time he was a tiny kid in his car seat. Whenever he saw people laugh at his jokes his face lit up with happiness. Since Dec., I’ve been thinking about you all daily, wondering what to say and do. Words can’t remove pain, even though we probably all wish they could. Yet, hopefully love and community support provide some comfort as you all cope with the pain of loss and heal over the years. I’m sure Parker would want you all to be extra kind to yourselves and give yourselves time to grieve and heal, because that’s a long process. He’d want you to cry when you need to cry. And he’d want you to continue to remember his jokes and funny moments to make you laugh when you need laughter. Much love to all of you!

  • March 17, 2022

    My condolences to my friend Jim and his family. May all the memories of love and Joy that Parker brought to you surround each of you and be tucked in a very special place in your hearts. So so sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers.💙 Kymberly ~

  • January 18, 2022

    Parker was a kind soul. He grow up with my boys and spend many day and night at our house. As they grow they lost touch with each other but still always seem to keep watch of each other’s doings. We will miss you Parker. This world will not be the same without you in it. Peace be with the family and May God keep you close and comforted. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may Parker Rest In Peace.❤️

  • January 13, 2022

    Parker was a light in the room. His humor made everyone feel joy and loved. I always loved to hear about gunie pigs especially Pepper. Parker you will be dearly missed. Rest in peace. -Allison

  • January 11, 2022

    Some of my earliest memories are of Parker and I playing with Ninja Turtle action figures. Parker has always been filled of love, kindness and light. May Parker find peace in our makers warm embrace.

  • January 11, 2022

    My deepest sympathies to the Nakashima family. I have known Parker since he was little. He was a beautiful soul and he will be so missed. I am wishing you much comfort as you grieve and remember Parker. Please know that you are surrounded by friends and family who love you and are here for you.

  • January 10, 2022

    Parker was a gentle spirit with a wonderful knack for making people laugh. I’ll always remember how sweet he was, and how he cared deeply for his friends and family. Rest In Peace, Parker.

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