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Sherman Watkins Chappell / April 08, 2021

Sherman “Tuck” Watkins Chappell, 87, of Bridgeport, Conn., died on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 4, 1934, son of the late Willie Gilbert Chappell and Rosa Chappell. He was married to the late Mary Magdalene Edmonds Chappell and later married the late lily Chappell.

Mr. Chappell is survived by eight children, Mary Diane Chappell, Rosemarie Chappell-Trotman, Glorie Chappell, Betty Jean Chappell, Kathleen Chappell, Jerry Chappell, Kenneth Leon Chappell and Denise Chappell; 32 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 25 great great-grandchildren; four sisters, Pearline Powell, Catherine Edmonds, Kay Frances Brown and Odessa Lovelace; one step-sister, Elma Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Lily Chappell and three brothers, Leon Chappell, Randolph Chappell and Willie Chappell.

A funeral will be held Sunday, April 11, at noon at The Crawford House Chapel. Burial will follow in Christ Temple Blue Rock Holiness Church Cemetery, Vernon Hill.

Public viewing will be Sunday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at The Crawford House Chapel.

Following COVID-19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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