Lynette T. SCHAPPELL
WILLIAMSBURG - Lynette T. Schappell, 58, of Williamsburg, passed away on Jan. 15, 2010. She is free of pain and resting safely. Lynette formerly resided in Richmond. She was born on Aug. 29, 1951, in Pitt County, N.C., to Earline and Charlie Taylor. She was a graduate from the class of 1969, of Newport News High School.
Lynn was an incredibly caring woman, who always put her friends and family above all else. She was an excellent homemaker and mother of her two sons. She was also very talented in many areas of interest, sharing a passion for cooking, sewing, and computers. She was self taught and excelled greatly at anything she became involved with. She was also an avid reader and was known to finish a book in one day.
The Schappell Family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and concern of the staff at MCV, specifically the Thomas Palliative Care Unit. A special thanks goes to nurses, Bonnie, Carrie, Dawn, and Lisa, as well as clinical nurse Margie.
Lynette was preceded in death by her father, Charlie C. Taylor.
Lynette leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 36 years, Donald Schappell of Williamsburg; two sons, Christopher Schappell of Newport News, and Andrew Schappell and fiancEe, Kimberly Brown of Williamsburg; her mother, Earline W. Autry and her husband, Jim Autry of Newport News; and her brother, Ronald Taylor of Raleigh, N.C.
Services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Nelsen Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lynn's name to Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy., Williamsburg, VA 23185. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published by Daily Press from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2010.
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February 14, 2010

Donnie,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Dad received your message on Betty's guest book. We enjoyed visiting with you, Lynn and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
-Reese and Steve Watson and Mr. Yarrington, Hampton, Virginia
February 14, 2010
As a son of Lynn Schappell I would like to thank all of the people that remembered mom with all of their wonderful words and thoughts. Our family was blessed with mom in our lives. We all are better because she taught all of us the value of family and love. She will be missed and always remembered in our hearts. Christopher Lee Schappell
Christopher Schappell
February 10, 2010
Don, Chris and Andy,
This came as a shock to me since I have been away from VA for over 11 years. My condolences to you.
Kevin Youngs
February 8, 2010
don,Iwas so sorry to here about Lynns passing.please know that she is resting in pease,with no more pain and suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

bill Seaman, Newport News
January 25, 2010
Don,
Bubba Maynard told me of your loss. I remember you fondly from the motor shop. It is hard to say good bye I know. She is free from pain and suffering. Take care of yourself.
Robert Seaford
January 24, 2010
The schappell family is filled with so many wonderful people, it is painful to see this grief. I am very sorry to hear of this loss. Chris, as you and your family reflect during this time, I am sure you understand and know well that in time you will feel better about this and more good things will happen in the lives of you and yours. Until then, hang in there. -Davey
David Galinski
January 24, 2010
Chris,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I hope your grief will ease with time. I know that your strength will carry you through this tough time.
Best wishes.
Bridget Galinski
January 22, 2010
Donnie, this is Ron Hill's sister, Lori. Haven't seen you and Lynn for years but remember her as a friendly, pleasant lady. Christine and Geoffrey have been giving me updates all along and my prayers began for you day one and still continue. Please try to remember that it's NOT how we left this world....but the life we lived! Your memories of many years of marriage will give you comfort in days ahead. Right now the loss is so overwhelming for you and your sons, but God is the ONLY one who can get you through the pain. You all will remain in my prayers and my heart goes out to you. God be with you.
Lori Lincoln
January 20, 2010
Ronnie, I was sorry to hear of Lynette's passing. I remember her and you well from all the classed we shared at NNHS. Please give your family my love and prayers.
Ruth Ann Reece Horace
Ruthie Horace
January 20, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you Andrew, and your family in this most difficult time. Please know that the labor shop gang is here for you.
Jean Montague
January 20, 2010
Don,
Ronnie and I were so sorry to hear about Lynn. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie and Sherry Adkins
Ron Adkins
January 19, 2010
Don,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeff Perry
January 19, 2010
Don,
We were saddened to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
William and Jean Beckerdite
January 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Harry Blake
January 19, 2010
Chris,So sorry to hear of your loss.Remember that surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.May God be with you till we meet again.
Keith
January 19, 2010
Don,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your sons on Lynn's passing. Take comfort in knowing she is in a better place, with no more suffering and pain.
If there's anything you need, please don't hesitate to call on us. Our prayers and with each of you.

Michael and Brenda Graves
January 19, 2010
Don, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you.
Mary Graybeal
January 19, 2010
Don, I was very sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I hope and pray that you and your entire family will find strength to deal with this great loss. I am glad that you two had some time together without the demands of work interfering. Please let me know of any aid or assistance I can be to you at this time, even if it is just a place to hang out or stay when you are in town.
Barney Dunlap
January 19, 2010
Dear Chris, I was so saddened to read about your Mom. I know how deeply you cared about her and how your heart must be feeling a profound ache that won't go away. I pray that your special memories of your Mom sustain you and also knowing you have many friends that care and love you will get you through this most difficult time. We now pray for the living and my thoughts will be concentrated on you and your family. We are family as well, so when you hurt we hurt, you know that. I feel such sorrow yet find peace in knowing one day we will all reunite with our loved ones again in God's holy kingdom. God Bless you, with much love, Shirley Woolard (aka guardian angel)
Shirley Woolard
January 19, 2010
Don,
My deepest sympathy is with you and your sons during this difficult time. It's been many years since I've seen you and Lynn, but I remember Lynn as a genuinely lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Plahn (Panganiban)
January 19, 2010
Don,
It was with great sadness that we learned of Lynn's passing today at work. My prayers are with you and your sons during this time. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.
Joe Graf
January 19, 2010
Don,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Jim Cobb
January 19, 2010
My deepest Sympathy . I was good friends with Lynette and Ronnie in High School and have thought of them both often ... I was really sorry to hear this sad news . Lynette was one of my forever favorite people !!! Call me Ronnie ( 757-876-6121 )
Richie Allen
January 18, 2010
Dear MR.Schappell,Chris and Andy Mrs.Lynn was such a wonderful part of my life growing up ,i always considered her my second mom and loved watching Andy grow up.She taught me so many great values that contributed to the person i am today!May Gods comfort embrace you all in this very difficult time i love you all
Valarie Gautier-Conlon
January 18, 2010
Don,
Please accept my condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. Please know that I feel and relate to your loss and pray God will comfort you in your time of grief.
Linda Forbes Carsia
January 18, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Al Pressley
January 18, 2010
Dear Chris, my sympathy to your family,but especially to you,Chris,because you and I were friends for a long time. I wouldn't know about the death of your Mother if it had not been for a call from another friend, Keith J. We both hold you close in our hearts today,Chris. I think we both wish we could shield you from this pain...but we can not. I can promise you this, in time, it will hurt less. Thinking of you and all the good times we had, with much love, Caroline
Caroline Marshall
January 18, 2010
Mrs. Autry and Ronnie, and family, I am so sorry to read about Lynette. We were high school friends and I have some great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Baker Howell, Class of '69 NNHS
January 18, 2010
Don ... I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Tom Norris
January 18, 2010
Dear Donnie, Chris and Andy, We are so very sorry for your loss. Lynn was a very wonderful person. I (Lisa), only knew her for a short time and I wished I could have known here longer....I felt that we had an immediate connection. She was a lovely person and will be truly missed. Please,if you need a shoulder, we are there for you. May God be with you and Lynn always!! Love, J.B. And Lisa
Lisa Schappell
January 17, 2010
Don:
My condolences and sympathy are with you and your family during this time of great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your grief.

Charlie & Sherry Sorrell
January 17, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to Chris Schappell and his family...I worked with Chris for many years and he is like family to me and the thought of him being saddened by this event hurts me too...I know how much he loves his family, we talked about them all the time....I wish I could just give him a big hug..My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family....Take Care Chris....I love and miss you, Glenda
glenda vuxta
January 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have known Lynn since we were teenagers through our mother's friendship and then later we had our boys around the same time in 1980. Lyn was always a good and thoughtful friend. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
Frances Owens Wagner
January 17, 2010
Donnie, Chris, Andy,
I have prayed for not only Lynn but all of you everyday since I heard the news. Geoff kept me informed over the last few months and I am deeply saddened at your loss, but trust that she is with our Lord and Savior and no longer suffers in this world. Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ron Hill
January 17, 2010
Don, I am so sorry to hear about Lynn. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that you can call me if you need anything. Susan
Susan Brooks
January 17, 2010
I was saddened to see this photo today.
She was such a cute little girl and always nice. I was friends with her brother Ronnie when we were teenagers. My sincere condolences.
Lee Cook
January 17, 2010
Don,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn will be missed.
Ralph
January 17, 2010
Don,
My thoughts and prayers are for you in this time of grief.
Melvin Reynolds
January 17, 2010
Don,
My thoughts and prayers are with Andrew, you, and your family in this difficult time. May god bless and stay in touch.
Joe Del Principe
January 17, 2010
Mr. Schappell, Chris, and Andy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife/mother was a very special woman and I will always remember how kind and wonderful she was to me and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jennifer Black Dodson
January 17, 2010
Don,
I am so sorry to learn of Lyn's passing. I always enjoyed being in Lyn's company at SPS functions. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
Lois Little
January 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Deana Spencer
January 17, 2010
Don, my sympathy is with you and your family at this sad time. Remember all the wonderful years you had together and the great memories that were created. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Dabney Gills (Dizzy)
January 17, 2010
Don;
I am so sorry to hear about Lynn's passing. Please accept our deepest and sincerest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Be assured that you are in our prayers.
Dave & Jacqueline Gallik
January 17, 2010
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