Michelle Leigh Parma
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PARMA, MICHELLE LEIGH. January 14, 1975 - October 19, 2002. Michelle Leigh Parma is the daughter of Robert A. Parma and Susan Parma and sister of Christine Nicole Parma of Dallas. An accident took both the lives of Michelle and her cousin Mandie Parma, of Houston. Michelle is survived by her grandfather Robert Greenwood of South Bend, Ind., and his wife Georgia; Uncle Tom Anderson of Indianapolis, Ind., and his wife Pam; Aunt Debbie Anderson of Euless, Texas; and Aunt Janis Kelley of Richmond, Va. Her loving, Texas Parma family includes uncles and aunts Wesley & Joan Parma, Jerry & Patsy Zmolik, Jodie and Doris Zmolik, Joseph & Janis Sladecek, Carolyn Zmolik, Dennis & Karen Parma (parents of Mandie,) John Henry & Sharon Parma, and Richard and Linda Parma. She was blessed with 43 first cousins, many as close as sisters and brothers. She also left behind Neill White, her best friend since high school and love of her life. Michelle loved to dance. She studied with the Dallas Ballet for six years and later with Kitty Carter's Dance Factory. In her senior year at Lake Highlands High School, Michelle was chosen to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. She spent two years cheering and had an opportunity to travel extensively with her Dallas Cowboys performance squad, the highlight of which was her Christmas tour with the USO to entertain and visit with US troops stationed in Korea. In 1996, Michelle was selected to be a cast member of MTV's Road Rules. She traveled for 10 weeks with a cast of five to Europe following clues that led to adventures throughout the continent. Clay Newbill, the show's producer and director for that season said that Michelle was chosen because of her sense of humor and her energy. "There's a lot of Texas in Michelle," he said, and she loved being a Texan. Following her many stints in acting, dancing, and performance, she joined Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant, where she continued to share her spirit for life with others. Her family is joined in their grief by her many, many devoted friends. Michelle's love was large. She looked for and found the good in people and her love was returned to her many times over by her family and friends. We will profoundly miss Michelle. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Michelle's name to the United Network for Organ Sharing at 1100 Boulders Pkwy, Ste., 500 Richmond, VA. 23225-8770, www.unos.org. The family will be receiving friends at Restland Memorial Chapel starting at 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM on Wednesday, October 23, 2002. Services are scheduled at the Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Thursday, October 24 at 3:00 PM. Restland Funeral Home Cemetery Crematory Mausoleum Rembrandt Florist 9220 Restland Rd. Dallas 972-238-7111 www.restlandfuneralhome.com

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2002.
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January 14, 2020
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on her 45th Birthday!!!!!!!

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!

We will always remember Michelle on her birthday.
Vinson
October 31, 2019
Janis Sladecek
October 31, 2019
Janis Sladecek
October 19, 2019
October 19, 2019........ Thoughts and Memories of Michelle on this day.......

Keeping Michelle's memory alive on this sad anniversary date.......
Vinson
Friend
January 19, 2019
Janis Sladecek
January 19, 2019
Janis Parma-Sladecek
January 14, 2019
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on her 44th Birthday!!!

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family!!!

All the DCC Fans will always remember Michelle on her birthday.
Vinson
October 25, 2018
Janis Sladecek
October 20, 2018
Thinking and remembering Michelle today.......

Just want to keep her memory alive......

Michelle will always be remembered.....
Vinson
January 15, 2018
Michelle, my lovely, sweet niece........I miss you also! Thanks for making my life so happy 15 years ago! Please pray for all of us still here. Ask the Lord to give us wisdom and understanding in this fallen world we live in.
Aunt Janis
January 14, 2018
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on her Birthday.......

We will always remember Michelle on her Birthday and keep her memory alive.......
Vinson
October 19, 2017
15 years and I still think of you often!! Miss you!
Cara Alderfer
October 19, 2017
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on this date...... We will always keep her memory alive...... Michelle will always be remembered.....
Vinson
October 3, 2017
To Michelle's family, I just came across your daughters time on Road Rules, I could not watch it before, I met your daughter in NYC in 1999, she was one of the sweetest woman I have ever met, she had a heart of gold, I am truly sorry for your loss, it is hard to believe it has been almost 15 years since she and her cousin passed, please know, she spoke of her family often to me, I will never forget her, God bless
John Bulman
January 14, 2017
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on her 42nd Birthday!!!

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family!!!

We will always remember Michelle on her birthday.......
Vinson
October 23, 2016
I continue to be in awe of the impact my sister had on people and even now continues to have... Not only family, but those who never knew her except for TV. Her spirit was - IS - so loving that even though such a shallow medium as TV, it was obvious to everyone. It is in hindsight that I have been able to see it so clearly. Because I was used to seeing such an amazing light my whole life, I never really realized her soul's brilliance until her light was no longer there. God how I wish I hadn't taken her presence for granted. I will always live with that regret and am trying very hard not to make that same mistake with the other loved ones in my life.

My deepest gratitude and love for all of you who were in Michelle's world - family, friends, fans - who continue to think of her, share your memories and show up here to share your thoughts. It means more than to me than I could ever express.

Always loving and missing you, Missy. Always.
Christine Parma
October 21, 2016
I really enjoyed seeing Michelle on road rules. I grew up with that show. She was pretty, fun, nice, energetic, I am so sorry for Michele's family and our world to be witout her. How great to have a charity live on in her name. I miss Michelle and I never even knew her except for tv.
Sincerely kirk
October 20, 2016
Still remember her beautiful smile and her great hugs!
And Michelle was always so interested in others rather than herself!

Michelle.....you are in the best arms ever of your Father in Heaven..........
Pray for us all, please!

Still missing you, Aunt Janis
Janis Sladecek
October 20, 2016
When Michelle turned 25 she was horrified that she was a quarter of a century old. As I laughed with her on that concept - I added to her consternation by saying - "But think of it this way- in 15 years you'll be 40!" We laughed so hard. Well..........she didn't make 40 - or even 28. When she was taken from us, it was with no love unspoken. She always told all of us, friends and family, how much she loved us. It was a phrase that did not trip off her tongue - when she said it she meant it and we all KNEW that we were loved. I've told many people over the years, that most people will never have someone like a Michelle in their lives and we were with her for 27 years. Yes, she was an extraordinary presence and for that short time we were amply blessed. Her love of life is being passed on through her non-profit - DanceToLive.org which serves children in shelters through providing dance therapy. Michelle, you continue to exhibit your love in the world. Love you and miss you always. Mom
Susan Parma
October 19, 2016
Thinking and remembering Michelle on this day...... Michelle will always be remembered.....
VINSON
January 17, 2016
Remembering you today and missing you!
Aunt Janis
January 14, 2016
All DCC fans here in Los Angeles are thinking and remembering Michelle on her 41st Birthday!!!

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family........
Vinson
October 21, 2015
Ahhhh , Michelle , still missing your witty , sparkling personality... So very much!
Such a void without you in our lives .... But we find comfort in knowing you & your cousin are in God's arms.... Where you should be!
Until we see you again .. Rest in peace ,dear girls!!
❤❤❤ The Whitehead family all!!
Margaret Whitehead
October 21, 2015
Ahhhh , Michelle..... We are all still missing your sparkly witty , & delightful personality... Such a void in everyone's lives ... But we know you & your cousin are extremely happy with God ... & that softens the blow a bit for all of us "Left Behind!" Rest in peace , sweet girls!
Much love , the Whitehead's All
Margaret Whitehead
July 10, 2015
Michelle and I filmed the Real World Road Rules Challege together. She was an amazing woman and absolutely radiant. I was thinking about her after all these years and she made me smile.
Jamie Murray
January 15, 2015
Still miss you Michelle after all these years. Thought of you today.
Will see you in heaven one day soon!
Aunt Janis
January 14, 2015
Just thinking and remembering Michelle on her 40th Birthday!!! Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family!!!
Vinson
October 19, 2014
12 years and missing you always. And, so many people remember and think of you so much. What a blessing and testament to your spirit. LOVE YOU.
Christine Parma
July 11, 2014
Getting on the plane to leave for RR Europe
Michelle Parma
July 11, 2014
Road Rules
Michelle Parma
July 11, 2014
Cheering for the Cowboys
Michelle Parma
July 11, 2014
It's amazing to me that people still take the time to write here on her legacy page. Thank you to everyone who still thinks of her, sends up prayers and love to her and stands as evidence that she meant so much to so many others. She did indeed have such a big impact in a short life.

Loving you always...
July 9, 2014
Thinking of you michelle, road rules fan. You lived your life tothe fullest. Your smile motivates me to always enjoy life.
Kirk
kirk
January 17, 2014
Thought of you on your birthday, January 14th, Michelle and realized how much I miss you.
Aunt Janis
January 14, 2014
Always loving you even though we're apart (for now). Happy birthday, Missy.
Christine Parma
March 1, 2013
Everytime Michelle's birthday comes around..in January ....I wish so much she was here so we could all celebrate with her. I still miss her very much, as we all do. Her smile and the way she greeted everyone was infectious.
I know her family misses her and loved her very much, and I know they will be with her one day when Jesus wipes away all the tears from their eyes.

Aunt Janis
Janis Sladecek
February 25, 2013
I met Michelle at Richland College back in 1994 where we were in the same Psychology class. We hung outside of class a few times before we both ended up transferring to UNT. We simply lost touch over the years and I honestly had no idea of her passing until I went to try and connect with her on facebook. I am so sorry for her loss. She had an amazing spirit and inner beauty about her that was infectious. She was just a fantastic person and I am shocked and saddened. I know she is sorely missed by many and it should be a reminder to us all to hug our loved ones a little tighter each time we see them.
Dan Galitz
October 19, 2012
Family Photo, July 2002, Galveston, TX
Thank you to everyone who has expressed their love for Michelle over the past 10 years and who have loved her for many more than that. It's comforting to know that her spirit and character so deeply impacted so many people in beautiful ways. Her absence has left a deep scar on my heart, as on many others, but it is through love and the wonderful stories and memories I have and others share that I choose to remember and honor her.

My dearest sister, I miss you so much and love you even more.
Christine Parma
October 19, 2012
10 years is too long! I miss you lots! Thinking of you today. :) Love you.
Cara
May 1, 2011
I was in school with Michelle at UNT and we shared a few classes. We quickly became friends and I was just about to move to LA; we kept in touch after I moved. I didn't know she had been in Road Rules at the time and remember seeing her accident announced on MTV. I am so sorry that she is no longer here to share her spirit, beauty and laughter with the world. I am lucky to have laughed with her, even for a short time. My deepest condolences go to the Parma family, even after these years - know that Michelle touched many and she is still missed.
Dana Philp
January 21, 2011
i remeber when u was on road rules 3.i wish i had your season on dvd.
jimi trowell jr
January 18, 2011
MICHELLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL ANGEL.YOU ARE GONE FROM THE EARTH,BUT YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART. LOVE ALWAYS JQ
JAMES QUINN
June 5, 2010
I think of you often and love you always my dear friend...we are doing a reunion at Kitty's next week and I've been going through pictures of you for the slideshow, know that you are loved and missed so much my dear friend.
Ashlee Erickson-Blakley
January 22, 2010
MICHELLE you will always be loved and missed.YOUR time was brief but the impression you made on this earth is timeless.FOREVER young you will remain in my heart you belong to the angels now and keep on singing forever.LOVE AND GODS tender mercies for your family.BYE beautiful.
JAMES QUINN
January 14, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE! I close my eyes and remember your comforting description when talking to God..."I sit in his lap and I talk to him like he is my best friend."-MP. Thank you for helping me teach my children how to talk to God.
-HB
November 6, 2009
I just found out that Michelle passed away. It was a real shocker. I had known her since we were in elementary school. For the past few days all I can think about is how wonderful she truly was. She was as nice as nice could be. I do not think I ever remember seeing her in any other light than her being just a wonderful person. The world cries a little because she is not here with us.
J
October 25, 2009
It was hard not to think of you with grandpa this past monday. I miss you. Give grandpa a kiss for me.

Love,
Cara
October 25, 2009
Missing you and thinking about our family. You are in my thoughts.
Kristie
October 24, 2009
hey girl u r still missed everyday.i wish they at mtv would bring your show road rules 3 back on.
jimi trowell jr.
October 20, 2009
Missing you, always.
C P
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