Obituary of William Bernice Chapman
William “Bobby” Chapman, 66, of Troy, peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday, October 15, 2021.
Born in Bethel, NC, he was the son of the late James Cecil Chapman and the late Dicey Louise Ward Chapman and was educated in the Troy City Public Schools.
Bobby had been employed as a laborer at the former Adirondack Steel in Watervliet and Port of Albany.
He was a loving father, brother, and friend. Known by "Bobby" to all, and for his fighting skills when he was younger, he embodied that same indomitable spirit in life and throughout every health battle, until the very end. He enjoyed simple pleasures like western movies, old-school R&B, eating delicious food, especially his sisters' and daughter's cooking, but most of all, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and close friends.
Survived by Daughters: LaToya Gaynelle Denise Jackson, Felisha Stinson, and Sheria Lashette Romaine Chapman, Sons: William Chapman and La'mar Chapman, Grandchildren: Keeria E.M. Johnson, Corey D. Johnson (Yeleina), Jamell S. Brandon, Sylvia D. Stinson, Mahjirah Chapman, Madison Chapman, Airehs Wayyub Jackson, Siareh Bernice Jackson, Makya Chapman, Harmony Chapman, La'Niya Chapman, Great-grandchildren: Kash'Sean Royalty Brown and Catalina Elise Johnson
Siblings: James "Curt" Chapman (Sallie), Bettie Lewis (Charles Douglas), Carolyn Chapman, Mary Ann Chapman (Dennis), Dannie Chapman (Rosalind), Denise Tune (Joseph), Calvin Chapman, Christine Lewis (Andrew), Patricia Chapman and the late Robert Chapman; also survived by the love of his life, Cookie Jackson, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service beginning at 10:00 a.m. all in at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, New York 12182.
Interment will be held in Memory Gardens, Colonie.
The family of William “Bobby” Chapman wishes to express our sincere appreciation for all the prayers and other acts of love and support shown to us in our grief and time of bereavement. -The Family
Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202, in memory of William “Bobby” Chapman.
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