Chontru Kanee Jefferson-Wentworth

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Chontru Kanee Jefferson-Wentworth, 45, passed this life on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at her home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Jefferson-Wentworth was born on May 29, 1976 to the late Walter L. “Wal-C” Jefferson and Susie Shaw in Mansfield and was a lifetime resident. Chontru was a member of the Mansfield Senior High School class of 1995. Chontru attended North Central State College graduating in 2005 with an Associates Degree in Social Work. Twelve years ago Chontru opened up her own childcare service, “Ms. Tru’s Tiny Tots”. As a breast cancer survivor Chontru became very active in fundraising for breast cancer. She founded the “Turn Up The Pink Turn On The Fight” an annual luncheon fundraiser in October. A well supported event with speakers and “Truly” a pink affair! Chontru also did the “Breast Cancer Awareness Walk” with great support from her family and friends. As long as her daughter and nieces were of age she coached their softball teams for 4 years through the City of Mansfield’s Park and Recreation Department. Chontru was a member of the New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Chontru is survived by her husband: Plessie Wentworth, II, Mansfield; 2 children: Tiarra and TyQuan Vickers, Mansfield; Mother: Susie Shaw, Mansfield; 5 brothers: LeAunti Jefferson, Shaquille Jefferson, and Charles Love, Mansfield; JaMario O’Neal, Palm Dessert, California, and Diallo Dulin, Crestline; 6 grandchildren: Leon and Leyana Robinson, Tylan, Tyleah, Tymirr, and Tyanna Vickers; sister-in-law: Kristin Shaw, Mansfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In addition to her father, Chontru was also preceded by 2 brothers, Reginald Shaw I, and Andre Adley, and sister-in-law Chayla Prude-Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at the Oasis Of Love Church 190 Chester Ave, Friday, at 12 noon, with her Pastor Patricia Sullivan officiating. Friends may call at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Mansfield Cemetery.
Ministry of Comfort entrusted the MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). Masks will be required with social distancing.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Ashley Santia Dismuke

    I am sorry about your lost family if you need anything i am hear for you

  2. To the family of Chontru, I send my deepest condolences and prayers.

  3. So dad to read this. Chontru was the same age as my daughter and a member of our GS Troop 50. She was such a sweet girl and truly exemplified the GS law and promise. My condolances to the family and especially her mom.

  4. Leviett Bradford

    To Susie Shaw and Family,you have my deepest sympathy and condolences, Chontru will always be remember for her beautiful smile.She was a strong young woman,who fought the good fight.Praying for you guys.

  5. So sorry for the family’s loss. You are all in our prayers.

  6. Lynn Durrah Love

    My heart goes out to the family members, I’m so sorry to hear this and will keep you all in my prayers for strength to endure this loss. ❤️❤️

  7. Bridgette L Taylor

    May the Lord wrap you in comfort and peace continue days to come!!! My Deepest condolences and prayers for you all.

  8. Debbie Jefferson

    Cousin I’m so confused we just was Conversating as the children’s was trick-or-treating I never knew that would be my last talk with you no more pain rest up in paradise tell uncle W.C. I said hi always in my heart ❤ ♥.

  9. Dang such a loving person so sweet. Swndi g prayers to family and she will be missed.

  10. Crystal Sylvester

    Love and hugs from the Crystal Sylvester , Shakia Mack, Delarcy Black, Mahogany O’Neal family , sorry for your loss. she was truly a very special person.

  11. To the Jefferson & Shaw family know you are in my prayers and heart. Trula was a special sweet person with an infectious smile & full of laughter & life. She has touched so many lives that will never forget her.

  12. My heart is broken , I was a class mate and friend , this real hurt my soul and I know as her family you must be devastated , she was truly a beautiful human and if there was more like her this world would be such a great place , she has always been so kind and loving to everyone no matter the difference , heaven has gain an Angel I’m am so sorry , My deepest sympathy and condolences

  13. Willie Boyd Smith

    My heart hurts for the family

  14. I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you and the family ❤️

  15. Shawntiva adkins

    Praying for the family!

  16. Kimberly Thompson- Kelly

    Chontru’ was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. R.I.H. cuzn

  17. Monica K. Harris & Family

    Words seem inadequate at moments like this. My prayers to the entire family during this difficult time. My heart aches for you. Chontru was a beautiful person inside and out. Rest In Peace beautiful.

  18. Prayers and love to each of you in your time of mourning. May the Lord wrap his heavenly arms around you providing peace, love and the reassurance to know she is alright by His side.

  19. My deepest sympathy I am praying for love, strength, and support through this hard time….Tru will truly be missed. The Rowe Family

  20. This one really hurts love you try you was like a big sister to me my prayers are with the family

  21. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences and prayers to the family. Take your rest Chontru you fought a great fight.

  22. Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. We will keep each of you in our prayers. Praying that God will hold each of you close during this difficult time.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence & Carmen

  23. Sending my condolences to the family she was such a beautiful person inside and outside

  24. Karla & Maliyah Hale

    Sending sincere condolences to the family. She was a beautiful person. Her beautiful smile will always be remembered. Praying for God’s comfort.

  25. Sylvanious Petey Roane

    Love yaw and please continue her legacy don’t allow it to die and I will help in any way. Praying for all of you

  26. To my life long friend..Ms.Susie Shaw…you have my condolences an prayers…Im truly sorry for your loss…RIP..beautiful Queen

  27. This was a tough pill to swallow. You were a beautiful soul and full of life. Everytime I ran into you, you were always in good spirits. You will be missed.
    Condolences to the entire Shaw and Jefferson family.

  28. My deepest condolences to the family.

  29. Sorry for your loss…My deepest sympathy and condolences, Prayers to the family and kids…you may be gone but never forgotten

  30. Cassandra L Chatman

    Words cannot express how I feel. Tru was and will always be in my heart. Susie and family I’m here for you. I love y’all.

  31. To the Shaw and Jefferson family…we’re sorry to hear of your loss…praying that god will continue to keep his arms of comfort around your family during this difficult time. Amanda, Kristie and family

  32. My Condolences to the family

  33. Beverly Williams

    My condolences to the family especially her children and husband we used to be neighbors long age I remember this beautiful girl and shocked by her passing. We never want a love one to go but God takes them from suffering. RIP Chontue

  34. My sincere condolences to this family. Praying that God lift your spirit and give you strength through this difficult time. Love you all.

  35. The Reynolds and Petty Family

    We are so sorry to hear of Chontru passing. She was such an amazing woman who could put a smile on anyone’s face. May the Lord wrap his ever loving arms around her mother and children at this time. Chontru you will be forever missed.

  36. Missy Patricia MCCRUTER

    You have our deepest condolences and our heart felt prayers..Chontru will be sorely missed by so many as well as myself…I’ll miss our talks and faith conversations at the salon…you now have your heavenly wing…fly were an inspiration to so many GOD BLESS…

  37. We started out at youth Corp and decided to get our degrees together at North Central Stare College. You my beautiful friend will be missed. Take your place Queen , have fought a great fight. I love you

  38. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My condolences to the family of Chontue, may God give you strength at this time of sorrow.

    The Palmer family

  39. Gone but never will b forgotten ,until we meet again Sweetheart much LOVE !!

  40. Gone but never will be forgotten , until we meet again sweetheart . Much Love for u and your family forever in my heart.

  41. Behavior Bryant & Family

    Susie, My I am so sorry to hear of your dear precious daughter passing, I am praying for you, her children, husband, and your entire family.

  42. Robert and Betty Edwards

    We send our condolences to the family of Contru Kanee Jefferson-Wentworth she was sweet inside and out. Loved her beautiful smile. She is safe in the arms of God now no more pain. RIH gone but never forgotten. Rev Robert and Betty Edwards &Family

  43. Sending my Condolences to Chontru Family and Friends. Praying for the Family.

  44. Tru,
    Sis we were planning that trip to see mario . You hid your pain so well behind that big beautiful smile . We gone make that the Brothers and TRU trip happen still me tay and shaq and we gone some how some way make sure your there to. You will forever be missed but i am thankful your not in anymore pain and i pray ms.susie and sauce and tiara and the family finds peace
    Love you sis, your baby brother jamarkus

  45. I’m sorry for y’all guys lost send my condolences to the family and friends


    To The Family of Chontru

    We have so many special priceless memories with Mrs. Chontru from school to our softball teams going against each other on the cyclops field always family love. She is a phenomenal Queen, who left a beautiful stamp on our hearts. We send our thoughts, prayers, love, and comfort to the entire family.

  47. Omar Merritt adley

    My love you will be heavenly missed,
    I know you are in a better heart is left us hurting.
    I will miss those big eyes of your. And your words of love. Love you lil sis

  48. Tony, Vivian Davis

    We The Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all the Family members, and send our prayers in this Difficult Time. We love you all forever. Tony, Vivian Davis and Family

  49. Queen Dulin and Ronald McKinney

    Your family is in our prayers. Such a sweet person. RIP Chontru.

  50. Woow such a beautiful gift to this world gone but never ever forgotten. My condolences to her children, husband, and the rest of the family. Rest sis GOD’S got another Angel for his kingdom. Love y’all

  51. Woow such a beautiful gift to this world Chontru gone but never ever forgotten. My condolences to her children, husband, and the rest of the family. Rest sis GOD’S got another Angel for his kingdom. Love y’all

  52. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    Susie you and the Family our in our Prayers.

  53. Chrystal Allison (Isom)

    My deepest condolences to the Jefferson Family!
    Chontru and I were classmates I believe as early as elementary school. I’ve lost touch with so many classmates but hearing this news broke my heart! And I didn’t know we were Pink sisters. Chontru was truly a beautiful soul! My prayers for strength are with you!

  54. Twyla D. Wilkins

    My Sincere Sympathy to Chontru’s Family. What a Gem she was not to just me but Everyone. The last time I saw her we was talking and giggling. Rest In Love Sweetheart

  55. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Always had a beautiful smile. Praying for the Families. God knows All.

  56. Banshee Jefferson

    I’m at a loss for words.. My condolences to the family and friends. Tru, as I called her was such a beautiful person both inside and out. A mother, sister, friend , mentor and she never met a stranger. Always greeting everyone with a smile that would light up any room followed by a warm hug. You will be missed.

  57. Carolyn and Sheniqua Adkison

    Thinking of you with love, support and sympathy.
    Life brings us many hard challenges, but it’s the happy memories that help to pull us through.
    “ Rest In Peace Chontru”

  58. Prayers and condolences to the family from Valeria Delk & Family

  59. Senecca Mccoy-Beard

    I never thought I have to say goodbye to you. A lovely person with such a caring heart. I’ll always remember you telling my I’m crazy while we was talking on the phone and laughing at me. The sister that I never had. You will be truly missed by many. To the family I love you guys and will continue to pray for you. Rest easy control until we meet again.

  60. On behalf of the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund and myself personally as a friend, we extend our condolences and heartfelt care to the family and friends of Chontru. We are truly saddened by the news of her passing. We are also grateful to have partnered with her in the fight against breast cancer. She was.light, and salt, and an inspiration to so many. We will continue to honor her and her mission. Please reach out if anything is needed.

  61. Willie & Tameka Burtin

    Condolences & Prayers to the family.

  62. Atris & Shereta Everson

    Sending our condolences to the family. Chontru will truly be missed. May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  63. She had Twinkle Twinkle in her eyes, I don’t wonder where you are, up above the world so high, you’re a diamond in the sky, Heaven is much brighter since you’ve arrived. Prayers and Love to you Susie, her children, her brothers and all her family !

  64. Jeanette Cameron Hess

    My sincere condolences to the Shaw family. Praying god give you and your family strength in such a difficult time as this.

  65. Susie It is with much sadness that I write this offer of comfort and encouragement. I know the love you had for your baby and how hard this must be, but this is not what God wanted for you. Never was death a part of God’s purpose. So he has made it possible for you to see your loved ones again through the resurrection hope. I pray that the beautiful memories you have will lift you going forward and that God will provide you much needed comfort in the days to come. I love you

  66. Beatrice Jefferson

    I love you cousin I am so thankful for you I pray you are at peace. I am going to miss you soo much and I wish we had more time with. I love you Trula rest in heaven kiss unc for me.

  67. Patricia G Harris

    To Wentworth family, With deepest sympathy for your loss. I wish I had gotten to know her better.

  68. Fly high, Chontru.

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