Published 2:25 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7
On Monday, Oct. 5, 2021, the sweet spirit of our beloved brother went home to be with the Lord, in New Orleans, La. David Jermaine Chambliss, 43, was born Nov. 2, 1977, to the parentage of, Tracy Lloyd Chambliss and Mary Louise Tucker in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Being raised in New Orleans, La., he was christened and baptized at an early age. He enjoyed life to the fullest and had a Great Love for his family. He attended O. P. Walker High School in New Orleans, La., and he worked as an Electrician and Refrigeration Assistant at Tracy Chambliss Electrical Company from his youth, beside his father. He was a skilled barber that loved hooking up fresh cuts, getting dressed up, and a good party with the youngsters. Lil David…aka “SHORTY,” was a joker and prankster, that always loved making people laugh, being the life of the party, and truly loved spending time with family and friends. He was a very mild-mannered and humble man that affectionately cared for his Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, and others in the neighborhood. Lil David loved making memories with family, helping nieces and nephews with homework, and especially supporting and protecting them.
He was preceded in death by his father: Tracy Chambliss; son: Isaiah Batiste; maternal grandparents: Hiram and Juanita Tucker; paternal grandparents: Raphael and Lucy Chambliss
Left to cherish his fond loving memories are his loving mother and stepfather: Mary Louise Tucker and Alvin Thomas of New Orleans, La.; one son: Marquez Semien of Lake Charles, La.; a son he raised as his own: LaBrandis Batiste of Monroe, La.; three aunties: Vanessa Tucker of Lake Charles, La., Patricia Tucker of Jaoaquin, Texas, and Stephanie Chambliss of New Orleans, La.; three uncles: Jay Don Tucker and Michael Carmon both of New Orleans, La., and Jerrold Carmon of Atlanta, Ga.; Godmother: Eve Levier of Lake Charles, La.; All of his loving cousins known as his Big Sisters and Big Brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m. at Fondel Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Orange Grove Cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel.