Chef Tafari Campbell is no more. Formerly a White House chef, he was working for the Obama family before he was found dead on 24 July 2023, in a pond on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard. 45-year-old Tafari was employed by former President Obama and was visiting Martha’s Vineyard at the time of his passing.
Tafari was reported missing a day early in the evening after going paddleboarding.
At the time of this writing, police were still investigating the death. Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama had already addressed the matter in a joint statement emailed to CNN. They gushed about Tafari being a beloved part of their family and whatnot. “Today we join everyone who knew and loved Tafari – especially his wife Sherise and their twin boys, Xavier and Savin – in grieving the loss of a truly wonderful man”, they also added to the statement.
In this writing, let’s get to know who the Late Tafari’s wife is and how she has been coping up with the loss.
Meet Sherise Campbell, Obamas’ Late Chef Tafari Campbell’s Wife
Sherise Campbell, the wife of the Obama family’s late personal chef Tafari Campbell said she is broken after the latter died untimely. “My heart is broken. My life and our family’s life is forever changed,” Sherise wrote alongside an Instagram photo of Tafari Campbell in a kitchen. Please pray for me and our families as I deal with the loss of my husband.. @cheftafari,” she wrote next to a beautiful solo picture of him.
Not much is known about the couple’s relationship history. Nevertheless, they seemed to be enjoying their life together.
On 27 October 2010, a friend of Sherise called Veronica Lisane had taken to her Facebook to write “Hey lady! you are looking AWESOME Happy belated anniversary I meant to call both of you but I was on the road traveling and cooking but we must catch up soon. Miss you, love ya.” So, from this at least, we can tell that the two had their wedding in October.
Tafari And Sherise Campbell Kids
Tafari, other than a beloved wife in the form of Sherise also leaves behind their two sons Savon D Campbell and Xavier. Both these twin boys at the time of this writing were in their twenties. Also, they had not already left Dumfries, Virginia, their hometown.
It is not understood if Tafari’s wife and kids were there on Martha’s Vineyard when he died.
Sherise Campbell Age
Sherise Campbell was born in 1976. So, she reached the age of 47 in 2023.
What Is Sherise Campbell Maiden’s Name?
Sherise’s full name at the moment is Sherise Antionette Campbell. But, before getting married, she went around as Sherise Lacewell.
Sherise Campbell Family
Sherise’s mother is Aquanetta F Lacewell and she turned 65 in December 2022. As of this time, she had been calling Lorton, Virginia her home. Before that, between March 2015 and May 2021, she worked as a full-time analyst at American Red Cross.
Also, this person named Faye Lacewell, also of Lorton, is most likely Sherise’s sister. She turned 47 years old in June 2023.
Sherise Campbell Job
With her husband, Sherise Campbell also shared her passion for culinary. Yes, they always had jobs in the same industry.
Sherise even today owns a bakery and catering service called Sweet Sage Baking and Catering, which for the longest time has been serving people in northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. area. The catering service is known for its hand-crafted exquisite cake designs.
In a 2021 interview, Sherise once talked about starting her business after she reached a point in life where she wanted to achieve more for herself. She had been getting a lot of flattering feedback from coworkers on her baking and cooking. These were skills she had honed at a culinary school and so decided to continue in that direction.
As long as Sherise can remember, she was in the kitchen doing something, helping her mom, helping her grandmother. So, by the time she was about seven, she could fry an egg. And so the journey of cooking initiated there.
Where Is Sherise Campbell From?
As of 2023, Sherise Campbell had been residing in Dumfries, officially the Town of Dumfries. It is a town in Prince William County, Virginia.
When Is Sherise Campbell’s Birthday?
Sherise Campbell’s birthday is on January 12th and that makes her Capricorn.
Is Sherise Campbell On Instagram And Facebook?
Both Sherise Campbell and her late husband were always very private people. They rarely showed any glimpses of their personal life on social media.
As of July 2023, Sherise could be found on Instagram @sweetsagellc, with 885 posts and 4,044 followers. But, this is a business page for her product/service called ‘Sweet Sage’. She mostly only posted pictures of her beautiful cakes and delicacies here. And only on a few occasions, she mentioned Tafari or their kids.
As for Tafari, his IG account @cheftafari, with 4 posts and 710 followers, was always kept private. On its BIO, he had written, “C R E A V I T Y & W E L L N E S S” and “You’re only as good as your last meal 🔪.”