Chagwinya Christopher Chideme

Jun 9, 1980 - Apr 6, 2018


Chagwinya Chideme aka “Cha” lost his long and difficult fight against cystic fibrosis on April 6th at the age of 37.

Cha was born June 9, 1980 in Palo Alto, the son of Jackie Brooks and John Chideme. He attended Grant High School and graduated in 1998 where he played Pacer football. He then continued his education at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco where he studied Film.
Though Cha’s life was way too short, he lived it to the fullest. Cha loved watching Football. Cha was the embodiment of an Oakland Raider football fan, and enjoyed watching his favorite Basketball team the Golden State Warriors. Most of all, he very much enjoyed cooking. Cha had a big heart for his friends and family. He was loved by all, and he was always the life of the party.
Cha is survived by his beloved daughter, Chantell, his nephew Anthony, his sister Jackie, his parents and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will take place at 11 am Thursday April 12, 2018 at East Lawn,
5757 Greenback Ln, Sacramento, CA 95841 which will also be his final resting place.


  • Priscilla says:

    I will truly miss Cha he was such a good person so loving and caring . I’m so blessed and Thankful for the memories I can hold on to that he left with me .

  • Raven Hall says:

    It’s hard to get past the fact you are no longer here. We have so many memories together. I am truly blessed to have had you in my life. I can’t put into words what you meant to me. Thank you for being a great friend, a great Godfather to my daughter, and a great person period. I love you friend, you will forever be in my heart.

  • Jettie says:

    Ive been with you through this journey so long its hard to pick a memory. I really dont know how to accept that your gone but it makes it easier knowing that your no longer suffering. I am going to miss you cousin. Your really more of my brother than my brothers. We understood eachother better than our sibling did. And ill forever miss that bond. Theyll never be another you! I love you!

  • Yamilet says:

    Cha you will be forever missed and Never forgotten. You were truly the life of the party as you were NEVER ready to leave the party! Lol One of the biggest memories I have of of you was your BIG heart! You were always willing to give without looking for anything in return. Your love and friendship has always been genuine! Rest in Paradise Cha Chilla……Yadadada

  • Carinda Goodall says:

    Cha… My friend…I have no words for the pain I feel. Its bitter sweet, I know you’re no longer in pain but you’re no longer here with us. My heart bleeds. I will one day see you again that day won’t come soon enough. I love you Cha and you will forever be missed. I remember when I first moved to balsam you where at my house everyday made me feel like I lived there forever, brought me out of my shell lol those were the good ole days.

  • David says:

    Cha you will be for every in my heart & camping will never be the same because you always put my ⛺️ up and at the end of our camping trip I give you all my gear πŸ˜‚ I love you until we meet again πŸ™πŸ½

  • Jennifer says:

    We shared so many great times together. I’ll never forget how we met. You were so crazy. lol and ever since then I loved you. Really will miss you Cha. My heart is broken. RIP Like you will always say “bye bye for now.”

  • You were the kinda person that was down for whatever you was always the life of a party ,Everytime I saw you you always had a smile on your face ….Cha you will be missed you are one of my Angels Rest in Heaven Cha

  • Trejanae says:

    I remember growing up and you used to always call me and my sister Munchkins πŸ’œ and you used to sing this one song that i’ll always remember you will always be remembered I love you Cha. -Naenae

  • Angela Johnson says:

    I just called big Jackie the night before your angels were scheduled to pick you up. I asked her to tell you I called and I love you. Cha, has always been a great friend closer to a brother. We have so many great memories wishes for one more! Are trip to the Bay and while we was on the freeway the truck “stopped “and we all panic a little but laughed at the same time. Cha, I love you my friend! Gone by never forgotten. See you when my angels are scheduled for me.

  • Les Jones says:

    Cha Chilla blood couldn’t of made us any closer! You always stayed the same no matter the situation. You were a real friend and I`m glad I was able to put one last smile on your face and as I was leaving you called me back and I gave you one last hug because I knew your big bro was calling. Rest Easy my friend.

  • Michael Cook says:

    Cha will always be my brother from another mother. I will cherish the time we had together. It’s crazy that I will never get to hang with my bra again,on this earth anyways. I’ll even miss the coughing and spitting. I’m kind of at a lost for words right now, but how I feel for my bra will never get lost. The only ease to my sorrow is that I know you’re not suffering anymore and you’re in a better place. Luv ya Cha Chilla.
    Cutty Mike Cook
    Just writing Cutty, I heard Cha say what he says everytime he calls, cutty, cutty, cutty, cutty, cutty,cutty.
    Rest easy

  • Nelly says:

    Cha chilla life of the party you will be missed you touched a lot of hearts rest easy πŸ™πŸΏ

  • Tsitsi Nheta says:

    Cha muzukuru, (nephew), what a special and loving person. Always smiling and cheerful whatever challenges you were going through. Showing a maturity beyond your tender age. I feel blessed to have known you in these short years. Sadly missed, the memories will live in my heart forever. Keep flying.

  • Amber says:

    I am forever grateful for meeting Cha. He was one of the coolest people I have ever had the pleasure of being friends with. I feel blessed to have had him in my life. I know anyone who had the luxury of knowing him has a fond memory of him. I pray that he rests in peace and that his memory lives on. I will never forget.

  • Clarissa "Ree Ree" Creagh says:

    Praying for my cousins as you lay your loved one to rest. Just know that we will always be by your side and the Mississippi crew loves you!

  • Sharon Brooks Boyd says:

    I had the hardest time pronounceing you’re name,I’d get the Cha part and couldn’t say the guynia so you became Cha to me. I will forever love you nephew.Anit gonna say I miss you cuz you gonna rock with me always.

  • Felecia says:

    Cha Chilla I will miss you. I want to Thank you for always being there for me checking and my son Deon Beckwith Jr. RIH son. You was a real friend to me. I will never forget that smile on your face. You will not suffer no more and is now pain free. I love you and will miss you my friend. You now gave your wings with my son Deon. RIH❀❀❀

  • Felecia says:

    Cha Chilla I will miss you. I want to Thank you for always being there for me checking and my son Deon Beckwith Jr. RIH son. You was a real friend to me. I will never forget that smile on your face. You will not suffer no more and is now pain free. I love you and will miss you my friend. You now gave your wings with my son Deon. RIH❀❀❀

  • Isabella Barber says:

    Imma miss you Cha Cha you been my family since day 1 I’m sorry I client make it but you knw I luv u nd the fam rest easy..

  • TT says:

    Love you Cha

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