James-Chapman Sr.-Obituary

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James Ralph (Ruff) Chapman Sr.

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

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Psalms 27:14 I'm truly sorry for your loss. Earth has not sorrow that Heaven can not heal. May all your precious memories of your loved one be of comfort to you all during the difficult days to come. May GOD bless you with the comfort and strenght. GOD bless you all.

JC & Family so sorry for your loss.

Jerry, as you are known by a lot of your friends in the Maryland area,we will truly miss your humor,your laugh,
and most of all your present. We are all experiencing the sorrow of your
passing but you will live on in our hearts. I hope God continue to bless
your family as they try to heal and move on.

To Mrs. Watson and the Chapman family, I am praying for you. I pray that God will keep, bless, strengthen and comfort you. I will always remember Ruff's "zest" for life. I love you.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God continue to bless the family in the time of sorrow.

Love and Prayers to the family.
Willie Mae Martin Broomfield & Family

Jay,Tonia and family,I met your father for the first time at Tonia's wedding and quickly realized what a very colorful personality he had,he was very entertaining and obviously took pleasure in making people laugh.To say I'm sorry for your loss would be incorrect.He is not lost,he is gone home to the room that has been prepared in that mansion that God has prepared.I pray that God sustain the family in the days ahead.


Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption...


James's Obituaries

James Ralph Chapman Sr.(Ruff), of Oxon Hill, MD, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. He was born January 9, 1937, in Salem, VA to the late Charles Hamilton Chapman and Macy Lou Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Chapman; sisters, Marie Reynolds, Elsie...

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