Chayla L. Smith

Chayla L. Smith, age 31, of Quincy, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at her home.

She was born February 3, 1992 in Quincy the daughter of James and Carla Warning Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Chakya Washington and Serenity Nation; two sisters, Charla Smith and Mieka Raymond; three nephews, Conner Smith, Caleb Schultz and Cameron Schultz; uncle, Kent Warning; aunts, Connie (Gene) Oenning, Karen Wiseman, other aunts and uncles and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, James; maternal grandparents, Bernice and Glenn Warning; paternal grandparents, Betty Smith and Leonard Smith; aunt, Paula Warning and several uncles.

The family of Chayla would like to thank the wonderful people at The Well House for all their help.

A celebration of life to honor Chayla will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Faith Assembly Church in Quincy. Memorials are suggested to Chakya and Serenity’s education fund c/o Carla Smith. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


  1. teresa pickle on March 3, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide you with comfort during this very difficult time and may your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort. Sending prayers for strength and comfort.

  2. Janice M Marks on March 4, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Warning family, sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Shelly Laymon Coffman on March 4, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Carla and family, so sorry to read of your loss. Prayers and strength for all of you at this difficult time.

  4. Sharon Cain on March 5, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Rest in Peace. I didn’t really know you but I did have to he pleasure of meeting Serenity through my grand daughter Adreana. Sweet baby girl. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

  5. Nancy Orr Schafer on March 5, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Carla, I’m so so sorry to hear Chayla passed. Your heart must be breaking. I remember Chayla when I was teaching in Mendon. She was the sweetest little girl with the biggest smile that showed her dimples. Anytime I saw her out and about she’d come talk and give me a hug. Please know I’m thinking of you.

  6. Jesse on March 5, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    I love you Chay you were a wonderful woman and a good friend my deepest condolences to your family

  7. Mieka Raymond on March 7, 2023 at 11:50 am

    My best friend and sister even tho I’ll be so lost without you I know you’re in better hands. My heart hurts more and more everyday without you here. I’ll always remember and cherish every memory we made from the 17 years of friendship we had. I will always love you my sister now it’s time for you to rest I’ll see you on the other side!!

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