May 04, 1989 - April 02, 2022
Jennifer Lauren Chavis was born to Tanya Childress and Johnnie Fowler III on May 4, 1989 in Baytown, Texas. Jennifer she grew up in Ames, Texas where she was surrounded by the love and support of her extended family.
She was often found at her grandparent’s home playing in ditches with her cousins and chasing her grandfather’s chickens around the property. On the weekends she spent her time with her great-grandmother volunteering as the official taste-tester for her Granny’s culinary endeavors.
One of Jennifer’s true passions in life was being a big sister to her younger sister and brother. As their self-appointed second mom, Jennifer protected, scolded, and loved her siblings with all her might. She was their chauffer, chef, tutor, bodyguard, shoulder to cry on, cheerleader, and best friend.
While attending school Jennifer was a member of her school’s volleyball, track, and drill teams. She graduated from Liberty High in May of 2007 and left for basic training for the United States Army after graduation.
Jennifer served in the military for six years as a 42-Alpha. She represented the United States military in Germany, several African nations and completed a tour in the Middle East. While in Germany Jennifer met the love of her life, Quincey Chavis. She completed her military service in 2013 under honorable conditions and returned to her family in Texas.
Although Jennifer had left the military, she continued to serve her country and community. She enrolled in college to pursue her bachelor's degree in criminal justice while working full-time with the Texas Veterans Commission. Jennifer was a strong advocate for disabled veterans in her professional and personal life.
In 2014 she established a non-profit to help veterans defray costs associated with adopting and training service animals.
She married Quincey Chavis on July 11, 2015 and the couple made their home in Pearland, Texas. She gave birth to their son, Billion Andrew Chavis, on May 1, 2017.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Houston Downtown on December 19, 2015, with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and immediately joined their police academy program. On May 18, 2019, she received her Executive Master of Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University. She was currently pursuing her Ph.D.
Jennifer joined the Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority in November 2020. She became a NRA Instructor and LTC Instructor in 2021 and was currently working to open Billion’s Gun Range.
Jennifer lived for “her boys.” Every spare moment of her life was dedicated to finding new adventures with her son and nephew, Kadence. They explored many corners of the world and created fun-filled memories together.
She lived an exemplary life devoted to service of others and loving her family.
Jennifer is preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Melvola Fowler and grandparents, George and Lena Mae Childress.
She is survived by her parents, Tanya Childress and Johnnie Fowler III; her grandfather, Johnnie Fowler II; love of her life, Quincey Chavis; son, Billion Chavis; nephew, Kadence Humphrey and siblings, Jocelyn Fowler and Darius Daniels. She leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to cherish her memory and preserve her legacy.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with a service to begin at 12:30 p.m. at The Fountain of Praise Church at 13950 Hillcroft Ave, Houston, Texas 77085. Interment will be at Johnson Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.