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Chante M Terry

March 17, 1987 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 36) 36 Years Old

Chante Terry Obituary

Chante Monique Terry was born on March 17,1987 in Plainfield, NJ, to Frank Rokins and Sheila Nichols. She accepted Christ at a young age and was a long-time member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Within the past 4 years, she moved her membership to Bethlehem MBC to be with her husband Arron Terry

She received her formal education from the Plainfield Public School District, graduating from Plainfield High School in 2005.  After high school, she went on to become a certified Phlebotomist. Chante attended the Community Business Academy and earned her certificate in Business Education on January 19, 2023.

Chante worked for LabCorp for over 10 years. She was also employed by Quest diagnostics for a short time. One of Chante’s biggest achievements was starting her own business, Ideal Aroma Candle.  Her goal was to promote restoration of mental health, relaxation, and peace through her candles.  She believed that with every deep breath comes a fresh start. 

In August 2017, Chante was united in holy matrimony to Arron Terry. Their union produced two beautiful children, Erinn Sani Terrry and Amyah Terry. She also adopted as her daughter, Kayla Matias. Chante loved spending time with family and close friends. She loved making memories.

Chante is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Rev. Warren, Sr., loving sister, Nikisha Nicole Rokins; paternal grandmother, Sandra Melvin; paternal grandfather, Reginald Melvin; paternal grandmother Lavonne Singleton; uncle, Larry Thomas and Raymond Jones; brother-in-law, Keith Holland.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Arron Terry; daughters, Erinn Terry, Amyah Terry and Kayla Matias; granddaughter, Ariyah Hemmings; mother, Sheila Nichols; dad, Deacon LaNorris Nichols; father, Frank Rokins; brothers, LaNorris Nichols, Jr., Keyshawn Nichols, Frank Rokins, Jr. and Jedidha Rokins; sister Ja’Dirah Rokins and Ta Wanda Muse (Saleem); maternal grandmother, Beulah Warren; parents-in-law, Janice Anderson and, Keith Terry; grandmother-in-law, Francis Williams; siblings-in-law, Derrick Knight (Jeanette) and Salahydine Jennings; beloved nephew, Zahmir Baker; niece, Ya’Lani Williams; godmother, Mia Rogers; aunts & uncles, Rashona Matias, Cherone Melvin, Laura Williams, Lane Harris Bell, Ruth Evans, Stefanie Leggins (Eddie), Jerome “Junbug” Warren (Alma), Joseph “Smoke” Rokins (Kia), Wendlon Nichols, Jr., Dr. Quienton Nichols, Alphonzo Singleton, Alonzo Singleton & Desi Singleton; a host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Celebration of Life
December 16, 2023

9:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1002 Rivington Street
Roselle, NJ 07203


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