Mrs. Chayla Amanda Prude-Jefferson

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Mrs. Chayla Amanda Prude-Jefferson age 41 of Marion, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Sunday October 24, 2021 at Marion General Hospital. Chayla was born in Marion, Ohio on December 17, 1979 to Ulysseus (U.C.) Sims and the late RoseMary (Wade) Hall.

Chayla was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life LeAunti Delray Jefferson. This union was blessed with five children.

At an early Age Chayla professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was a member of True Faith Church of God in Christ. Serving under her uncle, Superintendent Michael J. Wade. Chayla had an enormous giving spirit. She was loved by many. Her life was as beautiful as she was, and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Chayla loved to love on people and she will be greatly missed. Her beautiful life and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband, LeAunti Delray Jefferson; children: three sons Martin Prude, Le’Aunti (T.J.) Jefferson II, Te’Sean Jefferson; her daughters Latayjah Jefferson, DaLayah Jefferson all of Marion, Ohio; one grandchild Martin Prude II; one godson Tavion Brown: her four brothers, James Carlos Prude, Ulysses (U.C.) Sims Jr both of Marion, Mark Prude of Delaware, Ohio, and Miguel Wright of Columbus Ohio; seven sisters, Sara (Larry) Abrams, Chontru Jefferson-Wentworth, and Kristie Shaw all of Mansfield, Ohio, Rhonda (Kevin) McCray of Columbus, Ohio, Kendra Poole of Louisville, Kentucky, Rose Ann (LeRoy) Russell and LaShaunda (Kenneth Drake both of Marion, Ohio; loving mother in law Susie Shaw of Mansfield, Ohio; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Chayla was preceded in death by her mother, RoseMary and stepfather Johnny Hall, father in law Walter Jefferson, maternal grandparents Nellie and Martin Wade, and paternal grandmother Mary Minor, a sister Felicia Prude, a nephew Barron Prude, and a brother in law Reginald Shaw.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at King’s Temple Apostolic Church, 285 Senate St. Interment at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD (formerly Williams Funeral Services), 753 McPherson St., Mansfield, OH. To make donations towards funeral expenses, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The PRUDE-JEFFERSON Family, visit

Special Tributes to Mom

Dear Mom, you are the strongest woman ever. No woman can take your place. You gave everyone hope and had a great spirit. You loved us unconditionally and never gave up on us. We will forever love you, TJ.

My mom is a believer, a strong faithful woman of God who’s beauty shined inside and out . Her family meant the most to her, she taught us how to be independent and strong, she taught us togetherness but most importantly she taught us the word of God. My mom is loving and caring. She always handles business no matter what . My mom never misses a day , she always checks in to tell me how much she misses me or just to see what I’m doing. She’s the strongest woman I know and I know she’s proud of me. If I could be half the woman she is I’d be complete – Tayjah

My mom is one of the strongest and beautiful women I know. If you know her like I do, you know that if you need her she’s there no questions asked. She always makes sure whatever she can do for others and herself that she gets it done and that’s for sure one of the things I admire about her. I really appreciate everything you’ve done for me and I love you. – Te’Sean

I will hold you in my heart until I can hold you in Heaven-Martin

Mom I love you and miss you love you always- Dalayah

Condolence Messages

  1. My Condolences to the Family, I will keep Everyone in my Prayers. I’m Truly sorry to hear of the loss of such a Beautiful Women.

  2. Sommonique Davis

    I’m going to miss all of the good times we had we had such fun the last week of your life at your dad’s birthday party I’m never going to forget you and the friendship we had almost thirty years I love you and I will see you again when we meet

    • Christine Canada English


  3. Debbie Jefferson

    May God wrap his arms around everyone and give them peace. God knows best love u cousin Le’Aunti.

  4. Cousin you will be greatly missed by your family and friends! I love you and miss you so much! You would always make time to come visit me and we had such a good time together. You have gone to soon but God called you home! Wish we could of spent more time together! Prayers to your kids/grandson, husband, siblings, close family and friends.

  5. Sylvia & Terry Chatfield

    Sending our deepest Condolences the the family. Chayla was our neighbor her in Mansfield. Such a beautiful person and neighbor. You will be greatly missed. We are praying for you.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May GOD give the family His Peace during this time of bereavement.

  7. Maurice Jefferson

    I wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in my prayers right now. I realize that there are no words that I could write or say to make things better, but please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Love you Always

  8. Danny Holmes Jr.

    Sending love and prayers for strength to the family during this hard time

  9. May the Lord continue to provide the family peace and comfort.

  10. lurlean floyd brooks

    So sorry for your loss.praying for the family and that God give you all strength love sister lurlean floyd brooks

  11. Kathie Richardson

    Chayla was a beautiful person inside and out! She will be greatly missed! An amazing smile that lit up the whole room! I watched her grow up into a powerful, strong, awesome woman. My prayers and condolences goes out to her family. May God’s comforting grace be with you all in your time of bereavement.

  12. sonja m stallworth

    To my beautiful cousin may god bless us all in this time of need, May God wrap his arms around the whole family and know that you will be missed by all. Love you.

  13. Do sorry for your lost sis Diann akins

  14. Monica Kaye Harris

    My be prayers go out to the entire family. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  15. Condolences to the Wade Family in the loss of this dear young woman. I have known you all for a life time and cannot image the hurt. Stay strong believe in God as he knows best.

  16. Erica Granger and Family

    Chayla I Love you cuz and I will never forget the memories that me made.. this is hard but we know you are with the Father. Prayers for my Family… I Love You All!!! ❤️

  17. Queen Dulin and Ronald McKinney

    Tay we were surprised to hear of your wife passing. Pain hits awfully hard when it’s your spouse or child. My heavenly Father please send your loving comfort to this family and give them healing peace. God bless you and your family. Prayers are sent your way.

  18. My condolences to the family you are in my prayers Lord wrap your arms around the family!

  19. Chayla what can I say Chayla went from being my cousin to a second Mom. She was a beautiful person and she loves her husband and children as well as the family and friend even her enemies. Very giving person and will help you out with anything. Sending my condolences to The Family

  20. So sorry for your loss Chayla was a very sweet spirit. My prayers are with you

  21. So sorry for your loss praying for the family at this difficult time

  22. Cassandra Lynn Chatman

    Our hearts are broken with the loss of our beloved Chayla. Praying with you Tay and the kids! She was loved and will truly be missed. We are here for you!
    Love y’all!!!

  23. Very sad to see this, Chayla was such a kind person that always was nice to me and my family ever time we seen her. She will be missed tremendously and the family is in our prayers. God bless- Greene family (sending love from Kansas)

  24. Renee Jefferson- Johnson

    My deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family in your time of need now and days ahead. Keeping you all in prayer! With love!

  25. Omar Merritt Adley

    Sorry bro I love you very much anything can do I’m here for you

  26. This is a hard pill to swallow!! Praying for my nieces and nephews, and my brother!! And the whole family you really left a Void. I’m going to miss you sis I’m gone morn you till I join you!!
    Rest in Paradise my sister

  27. Condolences and prayers to Tay and family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Jean and Elaine

  28. Tay, Susie, Krissie and the rest of Chayla’s family: Sorry to learn of your loss. I feel your pain and know that God will heal your heart in His time. The Parker and Goodwin family in Florida are sending up prayers that you will find comfort in knowing that God will be your rock in the days ahead.

  29. Very sorry for your loss. Although I never had a chance to meet Chayla, in my short time knowing Te’Sean, it is apparent what a wonderful lady she was based on the son she raised. The love the Marion Harding family has for the Jefferson family speaks volumes about Chayla and the rest of the Jeffersons.

  30. god look in his garden and pick a rose he want the best rose he look all over and found one god make no mistake chayla rest in peace we are praying for the family

  31. Shana Holmes-Gray

    I love you cousin and I will miss all the good times we had together growing up. Love you forever

  32. My condolences sending Prayers to the family and friends

  33. Karen M Rudolph

    May God bless and strengthen the family. Allow her memories to comfort and heal your broken hearts. Today is hard, tomorrow will be better, but you’ll never forget her.
    Comfort and Peace in Christ Jesus,
    Pastor Michael E and Lady Karen M Rudolph
    New Bethel Apostolic Assembly in Mansfield, Ohio

  34. Mr and Mrs Byron Jackson


  35. My condolences goes out to the family. Chaya always had a big smile whenever I would see. Chayla was truly Loved. Sending payers to the family durning this difficult time. LaDonna & Willie Harris

  36. Stephanie Moaney

    May our Lord bless and comfort the family during this time of grief. My sincere condolences.
    Rest In Peace Queen. Rest In Peace.

  37. I love you cousin miss you too God has touched another angel we miss you and love you always sweetheart love Dee l love and miss you cousin wish I could hold you in my arms right now God will bless you and never forget the love we have had in our family and prayers I will never ever forget you my love. De you are I my thoughts and prayers love Dee form Iowa. In God’s hands

  38. I love you and miss you dearly and keep you in my heart and prayers God bless you and your family always Dee

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