Chantal Carrie Marie Imani Warfield, a May 2019 graduate of the NC State College of Education, died Thursday, Oct. 31, as a result of a car accident. She loved reading and children, and planned to be a school librarian.
Always willing to lend a helping hand, Chantal was deeply engaged in the college and NC State campus. She is the only student ever to live in SAY Village for all four years. (SAY is a living and learning village that connects NC States with underserved K-12 students for after-school mentoring.) She is also one of only two students to have mentored K-12 students across all levels, from elementary to middle to high school.
In addition, Chantal was active in the Education Council, a leadership development student group; was former president of the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN), which promotes unity among diverse groups of students in the college; completed Passport to Success, an academic enrichment and student engagement program; and was a College of Education Ambassador, a group of highly motivated, informed, energetic and diverse student leaders.
Chantal also was the recipient of the Library Leaders Scholarship, Bryan Knox Memorial Scholarship, College of Education Dean’s Leadership Scholarship, and College of Education Study Abroad Award.
After graduating in May, Chantal became a college advisor at Pender High School in Burgaw as part of the university’s College Advising Corps. After spending two years as a college advisor, she planned to earn her master’s in library science.
She is survived by her mother Jacqueline (Darrell) Smith, brother Stefan Warfield, grandmother Gertrude Belden and grandfather William Warfield Sr.
Chantal’s life will be remembered and memorialized during a visitation, Omega Omega Ceremony, and Memorial Service on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Lea Funeral Home Chapel (2500 Poole Road, Raleigh) at the following times:
- 1:30 p.m. | Visitation
- 2 p.m. | Omega Omega Ceremony
- 2:30 p.m. | Memorial Service
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the College of Education to honor her life and continue her legacy. Any memorial contributions made through this link will go directly toward advancing causes dear to Chantal, such as the SAY Village, global learning, various College of Education student groups, and student scholarships.
You can also share your memories, recollections and photos of Chantal. Your submissions will be collected and shared with the family.