In Memory of




Obituary for Anissa Dejuanna Chambers

The Obituary
She Fought a Good Fight & She Won!
II Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

In loving memory of Anissa DeJuana “Buffy” Chambers, 50, who transitioned into eternal rest on July 18, 2022 surrounded by her family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Willie Otis (OT) Chambers and the late Geneva Brown Blackwell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Frank Alexander and Otis John Alexander, one sister, Sallie Leach, and a granddaughter, Az’aree Jones Chambers.

A daughter, a sister, a mother, and a grandma too, she left a message of hope and victory here for me and for you. Buffy, as she was lovingly called, loved life, and she lived her life to the fullest. Simply put, she knew how to have good-fun! She was considerate of others, daring not to allow her circumstances to control the beauty of her gentle, yet powerful spirit. Laughter was one of her most cherished companions that permeated through her upbeat personality, earning her the title of “the life of the party.” In other words, her sense of humor was used tastefully, showing forth positive energy that simply made her fun to be around. Certainly, those dimples, which she got from her Aunt VV, added to her beauty, class and style. She did life her way, including her various choices of hair-color and her confidence to sport any outfit of her choice. She was tender-hearted, but not weak, easy to cry, but not as an outward expression of sadness, but rather an expression of her zest and passion. Buffy’s message is clear, we must QUIT! Yes, quit complaining, quit doubting, quit making everything about our troubles, and quit giving the devil credit in situations that God is using you to glorify Him!

Buffy graduated from Statesville High School, home of the Greyhounds. She held an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Mitchell College, and she also attended Gardner Webb University. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Living God, Headquarters location. She loved the Lord and the people of God, particularly her Overseer, G. A. Daniels, Assistant Pastor Corpening, and the Saints at large. Buffy was a soprano in the Jubilee Gospel Singers, and one of her favorite songs was “He Cares” by Milton Brunson. She served with the Sisters Gideon Band, helping to show love to others through this spirit-filled sisterhood. Buffy was also a member of the Breast Cancer Awareness organization.

The life and legacy of Anissa Dejuana “Buffy” Chambers will be forever cherished by her surviving family and friends. She was the proud mother of Jabrel Chambers [Ayona Jones], Caleb Chambers, and Genae Chambers, all of Statesville. She had three grandchildren, Yaziri Williams and Legacy Williams of the home, and Avery Lelois of Hickory, NC and three bonus grandchildren, Alijah, Alaya, and Aadyn Jones. Three sisters, Mary Alexander, Alisa (Jimmy) Kimbrough, and Tandra (Timothy) Hargers of Statesville, NC, and one brother, Thomas (Freddia) Chambers. Paternal uncles and aunts, John Carr, Robert Alexander, Dean Tate, Betty Sue Barnes, and Linda Faye Carr; maternal uncles and aunts, Vera (LJ) Flowers, Matthew (Loretta) Brown, Sam (Stephanie) Brown, Felton Brown, David Brown, Dennis (Sandra) Brown, Evelyn Brown, Carolyn Cuthrell, Teresa Brown, Bertha Nesbit, and Phyllis Brown. A special friend-sister, Millicent Carpenter, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, church family and friends.

When we remember Buffy, remember that she taught us that it’s alright to cry while we learn to live without her physical presence. She got sad sometimes too, but she didn’t stay there and neither can we. Buffy left these tips on record for us, learn to sing, dance, laugh, pray, talk, and praise your way through. She fought a good fight and she won!

*Buffy was not Super Woman; she was a Super Woman*

The Family of Anissa DeJuana Chambers
Would like to express our sincere gratitude by acknowledging the love, support, and kindness shown to our family during this challenging time. We love the Lord, and we accept His will. Nevertheless, our current circumstances seem a little unbelievable and unreal, requiring people like you to hold our hands, give us a hug or an encouraging word, and to just be there while we figure things out. We simply want to say thank you and encourage you to be intentional and deliberate in loving and cherishing those whom you hold dear. Trust us when we say we realize that precious is the time we share. Do not wait for tomorrow, for tomorrow may not be. Again, thank you for being there for us and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

Celebration of Life services will be held Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Rutledge and Bigham, Statesville, at 1:00 p.m., with Elder Darryll Corpening officiating and Assistant Pastor Tosha Corpening will offer the eulogy. Visitation will be held 12 - 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Visit the book of memories for Anissa “Buffy” Chambers at Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Chambers family. Family will assemble at the residence at a sister, Tandra (Timothy) Chambers, 432 North Lackey Street, Statesville, North Carolina, at other times.