Obituary: Rochelle Anne Chunoo

Ms. Chunoo, 46, a graduate of West Orange High School, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

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FEB. 26,1976 – NOV. 19, 2022


On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Rochelle Anne Chunoo, age 46, of Apollo Beach, Florida, went to be with our Lord and Savior.

Rochelle was born in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 26, 1976, to Rupert and Sheila Chunoo. She graduated from West Orange High School in 1994. She earned her associates degree from Valencia College and later received her Real Estate License. On May 5, 2005, she was married to Bradley Barnhill in Orlando, Florida, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

During her brief but precious time with us, Rochelle invigorated our lives with her love, eccentric personality and golden heart. She served as a Health and Fitness Instructor, and in the Entertainment and Hospitality Industry. Rochelle had an immense love for music. During her formative years, she was a trained violinist, pianist and dancer.

She was a proud football fan. Her favorite NFL team was her hometown team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rochelle was also an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. She had an unwavering love for music, nature, animals and, above all - her family. Her magnetic personality brought people together, and during her short time with us, she lived life to the fullest.

As a spiritual person, she felt her greatest connection with God was found in nature. She loved flowers and the radiance of the sunrise and sunsets. Rochelle found beauty in the simple things in life. Since her childhood she had a passion for Wonder Woman. This sparked her support of feminism and equality. Her passion drove her curiosity and navigated her sense of adventure.

Rochelle is survived by her husband, Bradley Barnhill; parents, Rupert and Sheila Chunoo; her sisters, Davina and Karena Chunoo; her brother, Chadwick Chunoo; and niece, Arianna Chunoo.

She is now home with the Lord and at peace with her beloved animals, Nana and Bono.

The viewing will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4962 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida 32819. Reception will be held in the Barnabas Hall of the church following the service.

Flowers can be received by Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734. If you would like to make a charitable donation, donations can be made in her honor to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.



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