Kimberly Ann Chappell Stevens
1966 - 2020
BORN
1966
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Adams Funeral Services, Inc. - Savannah
510 Stephenson Ave
Savannah, GA
Ms. Kimberly Ann Chappell Stevens
Thunderbolt, GA
"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that…it lights the whole sky." –Hafiz
Kimberly Stevens embraced everyone she knew with great love and an open heart. She was born on May 25, 1966 to the late Frank Chappell, Jr. and Ann Coleman Chappell in Thunderbolt, Georgia and eased into eternity on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy and received her B.A. from the University of Georgia. She then attained her Master's of Public Administration at Savannah State University as well as an Education Specialist degree. Over the course of several decades she served the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools as a Teacher, Reading Specialist, Principal, Center Leader and Family and Community Engagement Coordinator and was recently elected president of the Retired Teachers Association of Chatham County.
She was an active and committed member of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church where she sponsored and participated in many special events to benefit its congregants and the community. An astute politician, Kimberly was elected to the Town of Thunderbolt Council in 2005 and currently served as Mayor pro tem. As President of the Thunderbolt Community Association she worked to ensure a high quality of life in the neighborhoods she served. In addition, being a loyal member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The LINKS, Inc. she gave of her time, energy and talent to these beloved organizations as well as President of The Charms, a social group composed of young women intent on improving the educational and economic outcomes of our youth.
Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, Frank Chappell, Jr. in May of 2017. She is survived by her son, Franklin Stevens, a college sophomore; her mother, long time educator Annie Chappell; a brother, Dr. Anthony Chappell (Graciela); and fiance' Dr. Antonio Sellers. She also leaves to mourn her loss twin nieces, Emma and Amanda Chappell; her Aunt LaRue Stephens; her special Godmother Bernice Rivers; and best friends Dr. Pamela Prather and Dr. Sonya Shepard. She bids a fond farewell to her dear cousin, Mr. Willie King (Sandra) an aunt, Maggie Coston, of Akron, Ohio and lifelong friend, John E. Hall.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 10, 2020 at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 4 - 6 P.M., Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the funeral home.
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Published by Savannah Morning News from Jul. 2 to Jul. 5, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
9
Viewing
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Adams Funeral Services, Inc. - Savannah
510 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA
Jul
10
Graveside service
11:00a.m.
Oak Grove Cemetery
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God is in control. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for knowing and understanding. Loving you always.
Penny Gary
Friend
July 21, 2020
Extending heartfelt condolences to Kim's family, and especially her mother, Annie Chappell. Annie and I worked together at Spencer Elementary School back in the 1970's. She was a fine, very capable, enthusiastic teacher and Kim was just as talented as her mother. I am sure she made the family so very proud. Like Annie, I have but one daughter, and she is a five year survivor of breast cancer, so far so good. One thing I know for sure: a mother does not expect to outlive her child. I grieve for you, Annie. Thank you for sharing Kim with us in the school system and for encouraging her to accomplish so much in her short life.
(I attended the viewing, but since that provided no opportunity to speak with the family and I was out of town Friday through Saturday, this is my humble effort to reach out, tell you what a gift Kim was to the community and to all of us, and to thank you for the opportunity to share. May God provide comfort to all the Chappell, Stevens and Rivers families as well as Kim's dear friends.)
Dr. Gretchen K. Reese
Friend
July 12, 2020
Kimberly, may the angels lead you into paradise. May the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.
Tom Mahoney
Coworker
July 9, 2020
When Kim entered a room it was like a burst of sunshine radiating positive warmth and energy. Her kind, sweet and caring personality enriched the lives of everyone who was blessed to know her. Praying treasured memories bring comfort and strength to her family.
Susan Creech
Coworker
July 7, 2020
Bernice . Sheppard
July 7, 2020
In Meeting! Kim. I Notice! The Smile! Learned Kim Was A People Person.
Also! Kim Was Very! Friendly! And Caring! Gone! But Not Forgotten.
Our Lost! But Heavens Gain.
Della Ball
Friend
July 7, 2020
May God's peace be with the family. Kim was a lovely person and always smiling. Until we meet again my St. Vincent's Saints
Tammy Simmons
Classmate
July 6, 2020
Kim was one of the sweetest and nicest person you ever want to meet. She always had a kind word and a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed. May God provide comfort to the Chappell and Stevens Family during this challenging time.
Anganette Young & Family
Friend
July 6, 2020
Until we meet again my sweet, beautiful childhood sister/friend. I will always love you and forever remember your warm and friendly smile. #Thunderbolt4ever
Martha Morrison
Friend
July 6, 2020
Kimberly was a sweet soul with a good heart. She will be missed.
Freida Porzio
Coworker
July 5, 2020
Our almighty Creator and ever living God has chosen to pluck a beautiful flower Kimberly Chappell Stevens from our mist. We will always cherish the years she spent with us. May the Chappell and Stevens family be strengthen by the love and support shown during their time of bereavement.
Love,
Malenthia Frazier and Family
Malenthia Frazier
Friend
July 4, 2020
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