Voleta Chapman, 90, a resident of Cleveland, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the family residence.
She was the daughter of the late Effie Beard Epperson and Clinton Epperson. Two grandchildren, Ansley and Jordin Davis; sisters: Kayrene Epperson, Elwanda Epperson and Nell Wattenbarger and brothers, Weyman Epperson, Jack Epperson and Julian Epperson, also preceded her in death.
She enjoyed being a grandmother and rocking her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, canning and bookkeeping. She was a very active church member at First Baptist Church. She was a 30-plus member of the Gleaners Sunday school class and Ozel Pearman Bible study. She also enjoyed working in the church nursery. She was a special lady who loved children, her family and her church. You have a special, honored place in our hearts!
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, James D. “J.D.” Chapman of Cleveland; daughter, Susie Davis and her husband, Tommy; sons: Jimmy Chapman and his wife, Paula, Dennis Chapman and his wife, Tina and Phillip Chapman, her daughter-in-law, Pauline Chapman; grandchildren: James Paul Chapman and his wife, Angela, Brian Chapman and his wife, Angie, Brandi Cameron and her husband, Eric, Breanna Jo Chapman, Arhmin Thompson and her husband, Steven, and Chelsey Davis; great-grandchildren: Joseph Chapman, Abram Chapman, Alexis Tracy, Megan Tracy, Cole Chapman, Emory Jaye Thompson and Truett Thompson; sisters: Oleta Kibble and her husband, Kenneth, Dean Gary, Norma Stephenson and her husband, Buddy, Betty Jo Davis and Sue Falasco and her husband, Pat; brother, Don Epperson and his wife, Doris; sisters-in-law, Wilma and Virginia Epperson; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held this evening at 7 p.m. from the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Steve Morgan officiating.
A graveside service and interment will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Wickes officiating.
James “Jimmy” Chapman, Dennis Chapman, Phillip Chapman, James Paul Chapman, Brian Chapman, Steven Thompson and Eric Cameron will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 this evening before the service at 7 at the funeral home.
You may share condolences and your memories with the Chapman family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.