Willie Chapman was born to Theresa and Will Chapman on October 27, 1954. He was the second child born to this union and was raised with his siblings, James, Percy, Ouida, Nyla and Shirley Chapman.
He was educated through Denver Public Schools where he attended and graduated from Manual High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for his country from 1972-1974. During this time he was stationed in Vietnam.
Willie was blessed with a beautiful daughter named, Tayombay Weeks. He gained a sense of pride and joy with the birth of his grandchildren, Rajae’ Drew, Azariah Hollins and Takai Weeks.
Willie was a man of faith who attended New Hope Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and embraced the memories they created together. He will truly be missed.
Willie passed away on March 24, 2023. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Tayombay Weeks; his sister, Ouida Pleasants; brothers, James Chapman and Percy Chapman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
It’s never easy saying goodbye the things I didn’t get to say, the memories we didn’t get to make in due time. We will see each other again until then give me the Peace and Strength to move on and be one within. Love is always in the air even with you physically not there. It’s never easy saying goodbye but I know it was divine time, so let your light shine until next time.