Laney Chantal Death – Obituary: Laney Chantal, Manitou Beach MI Make Up Artist is Dead: Laney Chantal has passed away unexpectedly. The circumstances surrounding his death has not been made public at the time of this publication. We ask that at this time, you allow the family to take the appropriate and needed time, to make preparations and grieve as family.
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 skatebording, attending concerts and plenty of summer days at the lakes. After high school Alaina moved to Los Angelos, 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 invites you to join them for a celebration of life luncheon that will be held for Alaina on (tentatively) Saturday, the 12th of November. Location will be announced at a later date and posted on social media outlets. Please share any photos you’d like to contribute to her memorial with the family via [email protected]
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