Tristen Miles Chambers (formerly known as Alyssa Katherine), 16, of Charlotte, NC passed away on November 4th, 2022. He was born on August 11, 2006 and was a student at Independence High School.
Tristen grew up surrounded by aunts and uncles that were very close to him and part of his daily life. He spent a lot of his early childhood playing with his young aunt Caylie and uncle Conor, who were more like siblings. He loved bouncing on the trampoline with them, playing video games with Uncle Scott, and sharing Minecraft adventures with the entire family. Even at a very early age, Tristen was a natural at swimming and fearless at riding roller coasters.
As Tristen entered the teenage years, he developed a love for anime and cosplayed as some of his favorite characters at local comic-con conventions; he was always in costume. He had a passion for art and spent countless hours sketching as well as creating beaded jewelry. His favorite class in school was theater, and he participated in various performances. Each October, there were countless visits to Scarowinds, where he admired the actors with their costumes and makeup, as well as the ambience of Halloween. Tristen loved his mom (his very best friend) more than anything; they loved hanging out watching their favorite shows together and just talking. In his free time, he also loved playing video games and staying in touch with his friends through social media. Tristen’s room overflowed with an enormous assortment of beloved stuffed animals - his favorite being an old worn-out teddy bear named “Bear” that he had treasured since toddlerhood.
Tristen always had a big heart, spreading love to those around him, and sticking up for those who needed it.
Tristen is survived by his parents, Melissa Chambers and Luke Helms; maternal grandparents, Art and Cindy Chambers; paternal grandparents, Eddie Helms and Susan Helms; uncles, Scott Chambers and Conor Chambers; aunts, Caylie Chambers and Lydia Mayhew; brother, Ezekiel Helms; and sister, Addalyn Helms.
An informal/casual service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Gaskin Funeral Services in Matthews, 14617 Lawyers Road, Matthews, NC. Anyone who wishes to offer their memories or thoughts can do so. Also, anyone is welcome to receive a stuffed animal from Tristen’s collection. A private burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Mint Hill at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Time Out Youth, an organization near and dear to Tristen’s heart. Its website is timeoutyouth.org. An alternative choice would be the Humane Society, asTristen loved animals.