Mrs. Velma Chatman

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November 4, 1932 – November 25, 2018


Saturday, December 2, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Visitation: 1:00 P.M.

Greater Whites Chapel
1700 Batts Boulevard
Springfield, Tennessee

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Springfield, Tennessee

Velma Beard Chatman was born November 4, 1932 to the late Jack and Laura Beard in Whiteville, TN. She took her heavenly rest on the afternoon of Sunday, November 25, 2018.

At an early age Velma confessed faith in Jesus Christ joining Johnson Chapel C.M.E. church.  She attended Hardeman County schools and earned her BA degree from Lane College in 1955.

After graduating from Lane Velma relocated to Springfield, TN where she joined Beard’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Mother Board and taught Sunday School.  Velma later joined Greater White’s Chapel C.M.E.  where served as a member of the Stewardess Board and Missionary Society and taught Sunday School.

Velma touched many lives through the years as an elementary teacher with Robertson County Schools where she retired after teaching for over 40 years.

Velma married Melvin Chatman and to this union six children were born.  She was proceeded in death by her parents; children, Jackie, Melvin Jr, and Jeff; a daughter-n-law, Linnett; brothers, Earl, Enoch, Eroy and Frank, and sisters, Mildred, Essie, and Geneva.

Velma leaves to cherish her memory children, Carol (Robert) Merritt, Bobby Chatman of Nashville, TN and Karl (Sylvia) Chatman of Goodlettsville, TN; daughters-in-law, Dorthea Chatman of Antioch, TN and Lisa Chatman of Franklin, TN; sister, Wilma Lee of Amherst, VA, sister-in-law, Joella Beard; grandchildren, great grandchildren, godson Beachy Frazier; devoted friend, Laura Frances Hilliard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

7 thoughts on “Mrs. Velma Chatman

  1. To the Family:
    May the God of all comfort continue to strengthen the family as the days, weeks, months and years passes. Be assured that those who are “sleeping in death” God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. John 6:40 and Revelation 21:3-5.

  2. Sis. Velma Chatman was my mentor, friend, teacher,and O.E.S.
    sister. Her sisters praised her leadership skills.Sis Mattie Evans and Dr. Elizabeth Moore cared deeply for our sister. God has a bright and shinning crown waiting for our sister

  3. Our sincere condolence. Know that God hears your prayers and sees your tears during your time of bereavement. Please read 2 Kings 5:20; Psam 10:17

  4. To the Family, praying for the Holy Spirit to provide both comfort and strength during this time. Proverbs 22:6 talks about how to train a child. I’ve worked with both Carol and Karl; both are remarkable people. Mrs. Chatman your caring nature, devotion to others and your legacy has touched many lives. Rest in Power

  5. Mrs Velma Chatman was one of the strongest woman I’ve known. She had a very sweet spirit and caring nature. She was a good leader and OES Sister. I extend my sincere condolences to her family and friends. You will always be in my prayers.

  6. What a beautiful person that I loved from childhood. Such a great leader and example of a woman of character. I will forever admire her qualities, and I later came to better understand how she beautifully represented being an OES. Thank you Mrs. Chatman for always loving us as your own. Much love always to the family.

  7. Our condolences to the family of Mrs. Chatman. She was a wonderful teacher and a person who truly loved children. Having worked with her for years, I know she was one of the best. All who knew her will miss her.

    Ronnie and Janice Meador

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