Channing Michelle Quinichett was born on July 6th, 1987 at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC at 8:11 pm. As an infant, Channing loved Zwieback Crackers, Cherrios and her Wooden Rocking Horse. Often times, she would fall asleep in her high chair. In 1990, Channing’s little sister, Devin Nicole Quinichett was born. Channing was a loving big sister, and she and Devin became best friends, forever. Channing received her education in the Montgomery County (Maryland) School District, where she excelled in academics, as well as the creative and performing arts. She was an excellent student who loved school, where English was her favorite subject. She was also an avid dancer who loved ballet, tap and jazz. While attending elementary school, Channing sang in the chorus. Channing was a proud graduate of Magruder High School, located in Rockville, MD. She carried a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. Channing had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed traveling. While in high school, Channing went to Europe, and visited London, England and Scotland, Wales, in 2000. While in Europe, Channing stayed in Hostel homes and enjoyed shopping at Lenox Stores. Channing, who was always known for her maturity, confidence and independence, got her first job, at Maggie Moos Ice Cream Store, when she was only 14 year old. Later in high school, she became a hostess in a Gaithersburg restaurant. At Magruder, Channing participated in numerous extra-curricular activities. She landed a role in the school’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” a play about the life of Helen Keller. Channing was also an active member of the school’s competitive dance team, called the PomPon Squad. While a member, Channing and her PomPon teammates won a state championship. Committed to furthering her education after high school, Channing visited 6 colleges and universities. She got accepted to them all, but chose to attend the University of Maryland in College Park. Channing was baptized in 2007, and was an active member of Church of the Redeemer, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and served in the Infants’ Ministry. Because of her love of children and teaching, Channing enrolled at the University of Maryland in the Fall of 2005 as an Elementary Education major. Channing and her roommate, Minerva, one of her best friends, decided to get an apartment and live off campus in 2007. Channing was a senior, and will receive her Bachelors Degree Posthumously in May 2009. While a college student, Channing also fell in love with Kevin Marable, and they were expecting their first child in June of 2009. For enjoyment, Channing loved to cook and bake. Her specialties included Barbeque Salmon and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats. She also loved to shop. One of her favorite past-times was watching (and shopping on) QVC. Her favorite store was Ann Taylor Loft, where she worked from 2005-2007. Most recently Channing was employed by TD Bank. Channing loved her Shih Tzu dog, Sydney. Although she loved the cold and winter time, Channing also loved the sun. You could always find Channing with socks on, to keep her feet warm. Channing enjoyed serenity, peace, and quiet areas. She was thoughtful, selfless, compassionate and giving. Channing departed this life on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Around 1:00PM EST while Channing drove along 495 (a Washington Area Beltway) to a pre-natal message visit, a tire flew off of a construction vehicle being towed and instantly took the lives of Channing and her unborn daughter. The accident was sudden, tragic and preventable. We MUST increase safety on our highways and bi-ways. Channing is the beloved daughter of Mark and Tracy Quinichett; best friend of Sister Devin Quinichett and dear family and friend to many, many others. A Foundation is in progress and Channing’s Website will be up-and-running very soon! On behalf of our entire family, we thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers!