Chiquita Latrice Miles (fondly called Key Key by family and friends) was born on May 19. 1969 to Willa Mae Owns and Harry Ackins in Chicago, Illinois. Chiquita was one of God's special children born with a development disability who was blessed to be very high functioning. She could do many independent things with very little support. Chiquita was very sociable just like her mother, Willa Mae. She loved to dance, laugh, talk and give big hugs.
During Chiquita's early childhood, she attended special education at a great school that supported her milestones. At 18 years of age, Chiquita graduated student of the year from her program and recognized by the late Paul Simon, an Illinois Senator at the time. Chiquita was able to attend great social service agencies such as Envision Unlimited. At Envision, Chiquita worked in the maintenance program. She performed very well, earning a pay check, which she was very proud of. Most recently, Chiquita attended South Chicago Parents and Friends and always received on-going support from her Pas agency, Community Service Options Inc. (CSO).
Chiquita was baptized at an early age. She was a member of House of Hope Ministries under the leadership of her aunt, Chief Apostle Kathleen Miles, Chiquita loved going to church.
Chiquita's father, brother, Demarcus Miles and mother preceded her in death. Chiquita leaves to cherish her memories: grandmother, Beatrice Miles-Martin; aunt/guardian, Minnie Miles, Kathleen Miles, Gladys Jones (Jackie) and Keyanna Miles; great aunts, Magnolia Chandler and Laura Johnson all of Chicago, Illinois; uncles, James Miles ll (Bennie) and Gene Miles (Denise) of Chicago, Illinois; niece, DeMarria Miles, Demi miles; sister-in-law, Therese Dean of Orlando Florida; special fathers, Willie Owens (Judy) and Eddie Jones of Chicago, Illinois and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends