John Chapman, Sr. passed away unexpectantly at Uhuja Medical Center on March 20. 2021.
John was born in Kellyton, Alabama in Coosa County. He was one of six children born to Freddie and Hattie Maxwell Chapman. He was blessed with four other brothers and one sister. John confessed his love for Christ at an early age and continued his fellowship at Lee Road Baptist Church until his death.
He attended Cleveland public schools and graduated from East Technical High School. He later married his high school sweetheart, Vannie B. Hayes. To this union, three children were born, John, Jr., Melanie Chapman-Bowen and Byran.
During his working years, John worked as a machine operator in Mentor, Ohio until his retired. On July 3, 1995, John married Lillar Pearl Hutchinson and they have been together for the past 26 years. He loved photography, playing baseball and basketball naturally coming from a family of gifted athletes.; and being around his loving family.
John leaves to treasure his precious memory his loving wife, Lillar; sons, John Chapman, Jr., Bryan (Jami) Chapman, and Andre Chapman; daughter, Melanie Yvonne Chapman-Bowen passed several days after him; six grandchildren, Dartrell, Jonathan, Taffee, Alexander, Alexesis and Marie; four great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
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