A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Anastasia was a 2021 graduate of Jefferson City High School. While in high school, she enjoyed her time at Nichols Career Center where she studied Culinary Arts.
Anastasia began working at Heisinger Bluffs while she was in high school helping as a dietary aid with their residents. She had a true love for all their residents and would stay late many nights to keep them company. After high school, she became a full time cook at Heisinger Bluffs and later even earned her certification to help as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
Anastasia was the family communicator and would call core family members daily to say “hi.” They were her world, and she was extremely close to her mother and siblings. She took great pleasure in road trips with the family, which included track meets, gymnastics, amusement parks, and recently she found a love of flying. She will always be number four of Mom’s “Fab 5” girls. Anastasia was her family’s comic relief from her stories, thoughts and ever changing self-diagnosis; mostly learned from Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Med. She was always there to make you laugh, even if she didn’t mean to.
She was always the first to say, “I will,” “I can,” and “What do you need?” when it came to helping anyone. Anastasia enjoyed cooking for others. During the holidays she would assist her uncle and grandmother in the kitchen and would often help her Uncle Roger with his catering business. She enjoyed listening and singing to music, her taste ranging from Gospel music to Hip Hop. She also had a fond love of animals, especially her family’s dogs.
At a young age, Anastasia accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior while attending One in Christ Church under Bishop James Howard. On October 2, 2022, she was baptized at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. She found comfort in this expression of her faith. Metropolitan is the same church where her mother was baptized, and her cousin was recently ordained; allowing him to perform the ceremony.
Anastasia will be remembered for her caring heart, contagious smile, and the true joy she brought to others. Her family is comforted knowing that she fought a good fight, stood firm, and touched so many lives. Even when she felt at her weakest, she always stood strong for others.
Survivors include: her mother, Wyndi Chambers of Jefferson City, MO; a father figure, Brian Presberry of Jefferson City; grandmothers, Clemie McCree of Jefferson City, MO and Barbara Marshall of Kansas City, MO; 13 siblings, Marie, Graylon, Charles (Rachelle), Crystal, Alexis, Emmer, Chad (Ivette), LaShawna, Sierra, Carsyn, Courtney, Jayla and KaiShaun; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; Godmother, Gina Howard; the Pashi, Riley, Mitchell and Presberry families, her church family; other extended family and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, the Reverend Samuel “Papa” Marshall.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2023. An additional visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, at One in Christ Church, 900 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, at One in Christ Church with Bishop James Howard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Anastasia’s Rainbow Foundation. A foundation focused on combating mental health and substance abuse in youth. Please mail all donations to P.O. Box 95, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.