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Britnee Charlene Chism, 34

Britnee Charlene Chism, 34, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, April, 9th 2019 at 10:43 pm.

Britnee was born in Little Rock on November 8th, 1984 to Shala Rudd and Raymond Chism II. After a grueling 18 hour labor, the world gained a beautiful, brown eyed, self proclaimed “Daddy’s girl”. 

Britnee is survived by her mother Shala Rudd (George), siblings Chase Chism, Haley Higdon (Justin), and Trey Rudd (Kayla-Ann), nephew Beck Higdon “Bunny”, and niece Jade Chism. 

She is preceded in death by her father Raymond “Bubba” Chism, step-father Jay Rudd, grandparents Gay and Robert Sallee, grandparents Pattie And Raymond Chism, aunts Tracee Bleakley and Shanna Chudy, cousin Brooke Posey, and best friend Samantha Stubisch.

Britnee was fearless, fiercely protective of those she loved, and a fighter. She would go up to bat for anyone she cared about (and probably holding an actual bat). She was very loved by family, friends, and the random strangers she would spark conversations with. She had a huge heart and took on a maternal role in her relationships with both friends and family. As the oldest of four, she nurtured her siblings like a second mom.

Our family’s biggest desire was to see Britnee take victory over her relentless battle with addiction; we held hope until her last breath. Britnee was a victim of a terrible disease that she couldn’t overcome, no matter how badly she wanted to. It caused her pain and shame that we know she isn’t experiencing any longer. Although addiction claimed her body, we won’t let it claim her soul or her memory. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Shatterproof, a non profit dedicated to researching scientific backed addiction treatments and working to end the stigma surrounding addiction (Please visit shatterproof.org for more information) or to the Renewal Ranch Ministry, a non-profit dedicated to helping men find freedom from addiction through Jesus Christ ( Please visit https://www.therenewalranch.org/for more information)

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

 

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10 Comments

  • Clorissa Mckinzie Posted April 11, 2019 8:56 PM

    With lots of love and forever memories. You are the perfect angel in the sky no more pain or sadness. Forever dancing in the sky and riding high. Love you 4ever

  • Pam Higdon Posted April 11, 2019 10:02 PM

    That beautiful smile is now a memory and that memory will last forever

  • Stephanie Padgett Posted April 11, 2019 10:07 PM

    So sorry for your loss!! Sending love and prayers for the family!

  • ALEXIS HYMAN Posted April 11, 2019 10:14 PM

    Love you britnee chism foreveri got a chance to know you live with you grow up with you i will never forget you baby girl.

  • Timothy Harper Posted April 11, 2019 11:07 PM

    Love you and will always remember you Britt

  • Timothy Harper Posted April 11, 2019 11:08 PM

    Love you and will always remember you Britt

  • Tara Byrum Posted April 11, 2019 11:13 PM

    You will be missed! Fly high, where there is no addiction or pain! Love you always.

  • Melissa D Jones Posted April 12, 2019 8:46 AM

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  • Summer morato Posted April 12, 2019 10:39 PM

    I will never forget all the hood times we had. You always brought them best out in me as I know I did you. I hate that I moved away to where we did not get to talk much but it not stoped the love I felt for my dear friend. It breaks my heart to know I will never see or hear your voice again. Your at peace now I love you ❤️

  • Amanda Renegar (*RED*) Posted April 17, 2019 8:40 AM

    I am going to miss you truly… I have not been able to see you lately and I wish so bad I could just talk to you one more time…. You were so stressed and so pleasant to be around… My Friend I will see you again some day…. I miss you so much my friend…

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