2011-01-20 / Obituaries


Willie Lewis Chapman, 72, a native of Mt. Zion and a resident of Jackson, died Jan. 15, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a retired welder, and the son of the late Albert Lee Chapman and the late Luvenia Chapman Lowe.

Chapman was a member of the AOH Holiness Church in Jackson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie Lewis Chapman, Albert Lee Chapman and Enoch Chapman.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Chinnish Chapman of Jackson; four daughters, Jacqulyne Spurgeon of New York, Kimberly (Frank) Jackson and Carrie (Freddie) Andrews, both of Jackson and Vanessa (Clarence) Roberts of Atmore; three sons, David (Geraldine) Cox of St. Paul, Minn., Dewey Morris of Atlanta, Ga. and Willie Chapman of Nashville, Tenn.; six brothers, John Lee Chapman of Bronx, N.Y., John D. (Cheila) Lowe of Corpus Christi, Texas, Tommie Lee Lowe and Richard Lowe, both of Jackson, Willie Earl (Heather) Lowe and Eddie (Carolyn) Coleman, both of Seattle, Wash. and Vernon Earl (Bettye) Lowe of Selma; sister, Alafar Belton of Jackson; father-in-law, Dewey Johnson of Jackson; six brothers-in-law, Comma C. Marsh of Detroit, Mich., Robert (Aslain) Johnson of Mt. Vernon, Roosevelt and Stanley Johnson of Jackson, Joel (Dorris) Johnson of Malcolm and Michael Johnson of McIntosh; two sisters-inlaw, Margaret (Ernie) Trench of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Stella Johnson of Jackson; two aunts, Mary Alice Pugh of Grove Hill and Grace Gamble of Mobile; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 22 at St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 3 p.m. The Rev. James M. Howard Sr. is pastor and Overseer Frank Mitchell will officiate. Interment will be in the Jackson A.O.H. Cemetery in Jackson with Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directing.

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