Norma Jean Chapman
01/26/1926 - 04/09/2021
Obituary For Norma Jean Chapman
Norma Jean Chapman age 95 of Sparta, peacefully left his earth and joined her Heavenly Father, on April 9, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born in Sparta, on January 26, 1926 to Ellsworth and Marie Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence (Chappie); son, Rod; granddaughter, Kerry Hutchins. She is survived by her brother, Frank (Cindy) Smith; daughter, Beckie Southwell; grandson, Leigh Roby; great granddaughter, Ryah Roby; great grandsons, Cordell Brown, Aiden Hutchins; great-great grandchildren, Joziah, Gianni, Naomi, and Nohemi; many nieces and nephews. Faith, family, and friends were most important to her. She led a life of love and care, service, and devotion as a longtime member of the Sparta Baptist Church and Baptist Bible Church of Sparta. She worked the front desk of a Dr’s office in Sparta for over 20 years and was the receptionist for a Dentist another 6 years. She also owned a small business, The Daisy Place and Fabric Shop. At the age of 65, she volunteered to be a bookkeeper at an International Seminary in the Netherlands. She also spent 20 years at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as a Docent. During this difficult time, we were supported by so many family members and friends. We send out special thanks to Linda S., Luann, Emily, and our Bosworth families who, so many years ago, invited Mom into their home and accepted her as family. Words cannot fully express our gratitude. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Bytwerk officiating. Interment in Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. Friends may meet the family at the Funeral Home on Sunday, April 18, from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Monday at the church, 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Gift of Life or Baptist Bible Church of Sparta.
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My condolences and prayers. I worked with Norma back in 1984. We were working for C. Lee McFall DDS. Norma was such a welcoming and loving coworker. I pray that wonderful memories and her big smile can bring some form of relief-at such a difficult time. RIP Norma Jean!
Dear Beckie and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Norma's passing! We know now she is pain free and is heaven with her heavenly family!🙏 Your Mom, Grandma, Grandma-great, and Grandma-great-great was a good role model and loved you all very much!❤️ Her humor was catching and passed down to all of you .😊 95 years young! 😮 Norma lived a life of as a Wife, Mom, Grandmother, as well helping others. Her many adventures and outings, Christian work, and reception jobs definitely kept her busy and out of trouble.😉👍 May the memories of the good times spent with your Mom and Grandma help provide comfort and peace! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love from Florida - Wendy and Ron Burrows ❤️🌞
I have many fond memories of Mrs. Chapman teaching Sunday School and leading Pioneer Girls at Sparta Baptist Church. I am so deeply sorry for her family's loss. I'll keep them in my prayers.
She was true mentor and saw me through so many good and bad times. I'll miss our great talks and all her humorous stories. She led a full and wonderful life and now the Lord gets to enjoy her. Robbie Decker
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