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Chante' Elise Nee

Born: Wed., May 25, 1988
Died: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 02, 2019
Location: New Life Christian Ministries

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Chante' Elise Nee, 30, of Butler, has been freed from her courageous battle with addiction and is now in the loving arms of her Lord. She passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, unexpectedly at her home. Born in Hollywood, Fla., on May 25, 1988, she is the daughter of Kathryn Stephens Nee, of Jefferson Township, and the late Robert M. Nee. A 2006 graduate of Freeport Area High School, she earned her Associates Degree in Psychology from Penn State University. She began her career path in counseling. Her enthusiasm and love of life was an inspiration to many. Chante’s nonjudgmental acceptance of others was evident in how she lived. In spite of battling her own addiction, she remained a beacon of hope for others trying to find their way in recovery. Chante’s faith was very important to her and she was a member of New Life Christian Ministries in Saxonburg. Throughout her life, she was active in a variety of volunteer projects including Hurricane Katrina Mission, Appalachian ministry, and the Pittsburgh soup kitchen. She also was a camp counselor at Camp Lutheran. She loved music, she was a high school percussionist and sang in district and church choirs, as well. Most recently, she worked at Diamond Joe's Restaurant, the Butler Country Club, and Long John Silver's in Butler. Chante' is survived by her mother, Kathryn Stephens Nee, of Jefferson Township, and her mother’s fiancée, David Brickell, of Smicksburg; her half brother, Michael Nee, of Florida; and her grandfather, Edward Stephens, of Buffalo Township. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to her father, Chante' is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Evelyn J. Stephens; paternal grandparents, William and Louise Nee; and her uncle, Jeffrey Nee. Family and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the New Life Christian Ministries in Saxonburg, with Pastor Chris Marshall officiating. Burial will be held in the Freeport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Gaiser Center, 315 Liberty St., Butler Pa. 16001

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Sarah Rutledge (Morrissey)
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Though Chante and I went our separate ways in life, I love her very much and have the warmest memories of all of the time that we spent together when we were close. Whether we were going to karaoke or just having a movie night, we always had the best time. She lit up any room she entered with her outgoing awesome personality. She will be deeply missed by me and so many others. I am very sorry for your loss

Ken Metzler
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Chante im devestated we became friends thru the rooms and personal . It's me. Being selfish wanting you back here on earth and in buler seeing tgat smile hearing that laugh you my sister will ve gone but never forgotten. Its a shame that you have to see how many people truly loved you and still do . No more suffering chante . R.W.G. my friend till we meet again GOD BLESS

Selena klapheke
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Chante the words are still unspeakable. I miss you dearly you way heavy on my heart.
I cant believe your gone getting to meet you and actually know you has the Beautiful women you were i was blessed inside and out you were outstanding the love radiated off you wherever you went. You will never have a day that goes by i wont forget our talks laughs , and times joking around at work. Hardworking and dedicated . I ask you look over me and share the aura you give off . I wish things didnt end this way , i wish i would have got to say goodbye but it was so unexpectable no one plans on going . God must have needed you but so did we im so mad and sad acceptance will take a while . I pray for your mom and WE will keep her strong and help her get through this shes not alone jjust like you never were you were loved and still are and i hope you know that as you hear all the things i say to you throughout my day . Fly high but dont go to far i love you forever and always always and forever.

Lindsay M
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019

You were a light for others. You shone brightly. I'm honored that I had the opportunity to call you friend. We had so many hilarious conversations. I'm sorry that you struggled in life, but know that you're with angels now. Until we meet again...on that tropical island. Rest easy now hun. We'll miss you.

W. J.
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
To the Family:
Our condolences to all of you. Very sorry to hear of your loss. β€œAnd God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,...”. Revelation 21:4. Our hearts yearn to see the fulfillment of that heart warming promise. Instead of burying our love ones, we will be welcoming them back to life. John 11:23, 24

   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to Ed and his family

Lindsey Shick, Clawson
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Kate, I am so sorry to hear of Chante's passing. I know words cannot heal the pain and worry you have been through. I just hope that you can heal knowing the demons can no longer get to her. It is hard to lose someone who was a past close friend. Please know that I am thinking of you and am praying for you. With love, Lindsey.

Shirley nulph
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
To the family of Chante’ , I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. RIP.

Ginger Andrews
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
It is so surreal. Sweetie you will be truly missed. I am very fortunate to have known you and have you as a friend. Our family has wonderful memories to hold on to. Spike will miss your visits. To your family, my deepest condolences and many prayers as you endure the loss of Chante'. As I am sure you know, Chante' has always been beautiful inside and out. She touched everyone that knew her in a positive and refreshing manner. Grab onto your memories and use them as strength to endure the days ahead. Love you, Bi.

Jenna Crowley
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
To the family I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know her well, we met when her dad passed. She seemed like a very sweet young woman. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet Ritchie
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family of this young woman. I especially offer condolences to her mother who I am sure will miss her and forever hold her tenderly in her memories. The loss of a child is a terrible heartbreak. I wish her the peace of knowing she will see her daughter again some day. God Bless!πŸ™πŸ»πŸ•Š

Kelly Patterson
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Fom a smiling, sweet bubbly four year old to the beautiful young woman I chatted with not long ago, I will always remember Chante. No words can soften the heartache, but I know that you will see her again, and she will always be nearby. Much love to you, Kate.

   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Rest in peace sweet girl!

   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Gods arms are around you and your struggles are over. Prayers for your family to.find strength and comfort

S. G.
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I am truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. The grief we feel is always hard to bear no matter how many times we experience the journey. Use the fond memories to heal with each passing day. Know that our Heavenly Father has a bright future ahead for us as well as our loved ones who have passed away. Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 25:8

Tracy Roberts
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Kathy, Corey just sent this to me. Oh, I am so very sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Chante was a beautiful person and I am so glad to have known you both. My heart just aches to hear of this sad news.


Corey Kaplan (Roberts)
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Chante was my neighbor at Isabella Estates. I moved there when I was in 5th grade (1999) and she was my first friend there. I remember going to the library together, playing in the summer with all the local kids and friends, and tapping on the wall between her apartment and mine. She was so funny and sweet. Kathy I'm so sorry for your loas. I will cherish the memories I have of her and I forever. She showed me kind friendship.

Carrie Lee
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Chante...what is there I could possible begin to say right now? Just want you all of the good times. Thank you for introducing me to "the guys" and especially Shawn who we also lost way too soon. Please give him an insane amount of hugs and kisses on the cheek for me. You helped me through so much in battling with my own addiction. I cannot thank you enough for that. I just wish I could have seen that you needed my help just as badly as I needed yours. I will forever be grateful I had such an amazing woman in my life. You're free now. You're in no pain, no suffering. I love you babygirl and I hope you and Shawn watch over me. My newest guardian angel ❀

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