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“My mother my everything left be but now im here momma and im trying to make you proud. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Josie Simmons - East Orange, NJ

“dear mommy im so happy your in a better place its me your twin i know your watching over me but i miss you evry day and cry you are like the glue to...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: josie simmons - east orange, NJ

“APRIL...I MISS U SO MUCH...NOT A DAY GOES BY I DONT THINK ABOUT MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER...I MISS THE TALKS WE SHARED AN THE LAUGHTER AN ALL WE BEEN...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: shandra - east orange, NJ

“To mommy I am happy that you are in a better place and not suffering I will always miss u ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Teleghia Simmons - East orange, NJ

“my sweet baby I love and miss you so very much my heart will always remain yours for now and forever more love Rodney. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rodney Simmons - East Orange, NJ

“Im sorry to hear of April passing.I will miss her alot. Jody ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jody Kidd-Spence - Centennial, CO

“Rest in peace April. Such loving and kind Classmate and friend. the memories of you during our branch brook days will be with me forever. Heaven has...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: TELLY

“I have many memories of how she and I used to have great times together. April was a Loyal, Strong minded and an extremely Independent person. We...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Keena - Newark, NJ - Best Friends

“April was loved very much at the A Harry Moore School. She will always be a daughter to me. I will always keep in her in my heart. We have shared...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: David Howard - Jersey City, NJ

“He is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.(Psalms 147:3) Please accept our heartfelt condolences. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mines family - MD

“My condolences to the Chester family. May the "God of all comfort" give you the peace and strength to endure during this difficult time. SW ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: sw

“Our prayers,love and heartfelt sampathy are with you and the girls today and all ways. know that God will take care of you all Gilbert, Susie Bethel...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Gilbert&SusieMack - Dorchester, SC

“You are my 2nd daughter, your children my grands... My heart is broken for selfish reasons but joyful that you are free of those thing that...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Tinsley - East Orange, NJ


On March 21, 2012 at 9:05am at UMDNJ Hospital our beloved April Faith Chester was called home after a long illness. April Faith Chester was the daughter of Kathy Chester and the late Leonard W. Chester Sr. She was born on February 27, 1980 in Livingston, New Jersey. She was educated in Newark at Branch Brook School and A. Harry Moore High School in Jersey City. April was a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a daughter, sister and very unique person. She was a fighter not only for her own life but for those she loved and were dear to her heart. April had a funny and crazy side, loving side, caring side, a strong willed side and an "Oh No You Don't Side" which for those who knew her understood. She will be greatly missed but always in our hearts she will remain alive. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Rodney Simmons; her two daughters, Teleghia Simmons and Josie Simmons; her mother, Kathy Chester; one brother, Leonard W. Chester Jr.; two aunts, Valarie Miller and Barbara Frazier; two uncles, Allan and Dennis Chester; her grandmother, Antionette Chester; mother-in-law, Josie Simmons-Francoisi; father-in-law, Roosevelt Thomas; great grandmother-in-law, Naomi Simmons; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of April Faith Chester. You are invited to add a Tribute in her memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add our own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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