Dr. Charles Chiplin
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Dr. Charles Chiplin

Vicksburg

Dr. Charles K. Chiplin, 1947-2012, Musician, Author, Playwrite and Educator, passed away very peacful April 21, 2012 at UMC. Family Hour will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6pm - 8pm at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., Vicksburg, MS. Funeral services will be Wednedsday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Vicksburg City Auditorium on Monroe St. in Vicksburg, MS.




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Published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 24, 2012.
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May 14, 2012
I was blessed to meet Dr.Chiplin a couple of times. He was a beautiful person on the inside and outside. My Husband was very close to him and we just heard about his death. We send our condolesences to the family. A great man will ALWAYS be remembered love always Mr.& Mrs. Charles Watts
charles watts
May 7, 2012
Your music came from heaven. I'm sure heaven is having some kinda church right now. Their harps and your music!
Geraldyn Terry
May 2, 2012
No one has ever played "Amazing Grace" on an organ as you. You will be greatly missed for your bringing so many to Christ. Thanks Chip. With fraternal love
Wanda Wince
May 1, 2012
Just heard about Mr Chiplin passing he will be missed. He was a great poet, as well as a great musician... Eugene Wright (Atlanta, Ga)
May 1, 2012
Chip you touch so many people lives including mine, if i grow to be half the man you was i,d be great.
reginald hill
April 30, 2012
We extend our belated condolences to the family of Dr. Charles Chiplin's family. We pray that God will continue to bless and keep each of you. He was a great man. Someone we could truly look up to for guidance.
Terry & Lorell Wash
April 28, 2012
My Condolences to the family.
Mariama Curry
Mariama Curry
April 27, 2012
My condolence to the Chiplin Family, Charles and I grew up togeather and graduated from Rosa A. Temple the same year. He will be trully missed. RIP Charles, (Doughbelly)
James Johnson
April 27, 2012
Just heard about Chip's passing. Great guy and he touched so many lives. God blessed us all with Chip walking among us. His life touched so many young people and he will be greatly missed. Love you Chip!
Rodney Hunt
April 26, 2012
The fondest memory I have about Dr. Chiplin is when he played the piano for me while I sang for an event on the campus of JSU and also being a great English teacher. He will truly be missed. RIP Dr. Chiplin
Zekia Thompson
April 26, 2012
I fondly remember Charles as a most talented student during my tenure as President of JSU. I have continued to admire his scholarly dedication and participation in evemts associated with Jackson State and the Jackson Community over the years.

Mrs. Peoples and I share in the grief in the loss of this unique and beloved person.

Dr.John A. Peoples,
President Emeritus
Jackson State University.
JOHN A PEOPLES
April 26, 2012
Most of my childhood memories involved Charles, singing in the choir at Mt. Carmel, the plays, and bus trips to Jackson. He will never be forgotten. RIP & Condolences to the Chiplin family. Love, Henry Caldwell & Katie Caldwell Gray
Katie Gray
April 26, 2012
Most of my childhood memories involved Charles, singing in the choir at Mt. Carmel, the plays, and bus trips to Jackson. He will never be forgotten. RIP & Condolences to the Chiplin family. Love, Henry Caldwell & Katie Caldwell Gray
Katie Gray
April 26, 2012
Dr. Chiplin, was such a nice person, a great educator, a blessed man. I really enjoyed him as a teacher. RIP Dr. Chiplin...
Rodney Steele
April 26, 2012
Sending our prayers and condolences to the Chiplin family. May God be with you during your times of need.
Edward Davis and Family
April 26, 2012
May God bless and keep your family and love ones until you meet again....Dr. Chiplin was one of the few instructors at JSU that my son spoke of his freshman year as being a great teacher! I knew him as a great musician! Sincerely, Rose Ella McGee
Rose McGee
April 25, 2012
Willona Leopold-Miggins
April 25, 2012
All my love to the Chiplin family. I have known and loved you all my whole life. Uncle Charles will be missed.
Angela Jones
April 25, 2012
I thank you for the time I could work with you at JSU..Rest easy, sir...You will be missed...
Naykishia Darby-Head
April 25, 2012
It saddens me to hear Dr. Chiplin (Chip as I know him)passed. To family and friends, cling to the good memories and let them find their way to heal you.
Ruby Gray
April 25, 2012
A very good friend, james and mary thomas of los angeles,ca.
james thomas
April 25, 2012
Dr. Chiplin was one of the most influential men I have ever met. He made my days at JSU so pleasant. I will always hold him in my heart. I love you Dr.Chiplin!
Bionka Buckner
April 25, 2012
Willona Leopold-Miggins
April 25, 2012
Dr. Chiplin was a teacher of mines at JSU im very sorry for your families loss of such a great man im from Chicago and had i known i would have made his home going celebration.. My Prayers are with the family.
Elisha W
April 25, 2012
I was sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Chiplin. I went to Mt. Carmel Church as a child . I listened to him playing the piano and singing a many sundays. -Piper Coats- (Memphis, TN)
Piper Coats
April 25, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Chiplin. He was a good friend and will be truly missed.
S.M. Woodland
April 25, 2012
I attended Charles' family hour at Bethel AME Church on Tuesday evening and was so moved to hear all the accolades given and words spoken of his good deeds on this earth. May God bless his family and give them comfort in knowing that Charles' life was indeed the life that God expects of us.
Mary Logan
April 25, 2012
Charles Chiplin and Family was very dear to the Watson Family. We will never ever forget the friendship and love we had for each family. Charles was a "Special" friend of MS T.J. Watson. We were honored to have him play at our mother's funeral. He will never be forgotten. Take your place beside the Lord God Almighty. Rest in peace and enjoy your new life with the Lord. The Entire Watson Family.
Lamar Cooper
April 25, 2012
I'm saddened to hear about the passing of Charles Chiplin. It was just a few weeks ago, he graciously played the organ and spoke at my mother (Thelma J. Watson) visitation and funeral, I'll never forget his kindness, support and dedication to my mom.
May God bless the family and keep them strong.
Lerris Cooper
April 25, 2012
I Met Dr.Chiplin through my mother Margaret Pollard he spoke at her retirement, he spoke at a couple youth programs in Jasper County and he also spoke at my mothers funeral vistitation hour regardless of the occasion he always knew the perfect words to say. He encourged our youth of the "Up Where We Belong Ministry." Dr. Chiplin will be greatly missed.
Yalando Thomas
April 25, 2012
Our fair city, Vicksburg, MS, is far better because of the sacrifices both you and your family made during the 1970's. May you have an eternal rest with the Lord.
Rev. Rudy Smith
April 24, 2012
May the peace of God be with you all in your time of sorrow.
Linda Slay
April 24, 2012
God blessed Dr. Chiplin with various gifts and he shared them with many. He has left a lasting impression on many lives. Truly a Man of God and he will be missed. Family, our prayers are with you. Shirley Humes Young, Clinton, MS
April 24, 2012
I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Chiplin. I have known him my entire life and I have always admired him. God blessed him with many talents and he has always used his talents to help build God's kingdom and to glorify God. Dr. Chiplin will be missed by many. Thank you Charles for sharing yourself with so many. Rest in peace my friend.
Ella Bessie Banks Jones
April 24, 2012
He was a Great Man. We will all miss him so very much. May God bless his family with Peace.
Pastor & Lady Morris
April 24, 2012
I've known Charles since our time at Rosa A. Temple High School. He was an accomplished man who will be missed. My prayers are extended to his family. I pray that you will gain strength from the faith that you shared with Charles and from your many loving memories.
Portia Smith
April 24, 2012
I thank God for the life of Charles ( Dr. Chiplin)for all of his great contributions to humankind. My condolescences to the Chiplin, Jackson, Wright families and the many friends.
Edna Chandler (Harris) Curtis
Edna Gurtis
April 24, 2012
Our mother cherishes his book, "Up From the Bottom" because he told the Vicksburg story as she remembers it. He brought back fond memories of people and places from her childhood.

Eternal rest grant to him, Lord. May he rest in peace.

The Payne Family
April 24, 2012
"To the Chiplin Family: My deepest condolences to you during your time of bereavement. Dr. Chiplin was indeed a great man, and I enjoyed my times with him at Jackson State & at other public events. Continue to pray and know he's in a better place."
Ashley Gilyard
April 24, 2012
Chip was an amazing person. So very talented. Was there anything Chip could not do? He was a poet, he was a writer, he was a teacher, he was a musician. He was was loved by all. I am proud to say that Chip was my friend. I will miss him!!!
Cheryl Carr
April 24, 2012
God is near to those that are broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. God will sustain you and help you to endure.
April 24, 2012
Bobbie Hunter
April 24, 2012
I thank God for you Dr. Chiplin, while meeting and working with you during our church events was definitely my pleasure. God was so gracious to let our paths cross which left treasured memories that time nor years can erase. Ruth Smith, Mt Zion Church of Christ (Holiness) USA Jackson MS
Ruth Smith
April 24, 2012
"No eye has seen no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." Chip did love the Lord and his love for the Lord was always present. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers as you go through this time of loss.
Charles and Faye Foster
April 24, 2012
My condolences to the Chiplin family we know you loved Charles, but God loved him best,when the earthly houseis dissolved we have another house not made by hands eternal in heaven.
Elbert Williams
April 24, 2012
I pray that you can find comfort and peace in God during this time and time to come. Mr. Chip, as we used to call him, was such an inspiration to me when I was in Upward Bound at Jackson State. I used to love to hear him play the piano. I'm so glad to say that I knew him because he was a wonderful person. May God bless the entire family.
Lucinda Wade-Robinson
April 24, 2012
Thank you Chip for being there for my family in our time of need. Rest well in Gods peace. And may God cover your family with His peace that surpasses all understanding.
Bobby Brown
April 24, 2012
All respectful condolences to the Chiplin family at the transition of Brother Charles. Musician, poet, educator.....but also a Mighty Man of God!

Deborah Hattix-Rhodes
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