Our beloved Yakira Chambers Welch unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, due to acute asphyxiation. Her sudden and untimely death has left us all grief-stricken since Yakira was such a light and symbol of hope to our community. Yakira’s passing is particularly devastating because she had just started realizing her dreams. She was recently selected for the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program and was now on the writing staff of NCIS:Hawai'i. Her devastating loss leaves behind her husband, and love of her life, Anthony Welch, her stepson, André, and her mother, Constance Chambers, who tragically witnessed Yakira’s passing.
Her sudden and untimely death has left many unexpected expenses, including her funeral services and the loved ones she was helping to love and care for. We are humbly asking for your help. We want to send our angel, our queen, Yakira Chambers Welch home in a fashion that befits the love, friendship, and support that she gave us in her life. Please consider donating. Any amount can genuinely help her family during this difficult time.