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Mr. Willie C. Chapman, 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Husband of Jeanne Williams Chapman. Son of the late Rev. Henry Haywood, Sr., and the late Mrs. Mattie Chapman Haywood. Brother of Arthur Landry, Henry Haywood, Jr., Louis Layman, Sr., Frank Chapman, Sr., Addie Ruth Watts, Helen Young, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison. Willie attended McDonough #19 and Joseph Hardin Elementary, Samuel J. Green Junior High School and was a proud 1974 graduate of St. Augustine High School. Willie loved sports and played football at St. Aug under renowned coach, Otis Washington. Willie was a proud Purple Knight. Willie drove tractor trailer trucks and loved the open road. He drove for several companies but ended his career at Gulf State Intermodal in 2013 due to illness. Willie was baptized at Original Morning Star Baptist Church, 1462 Marcus St. in New Orleans, LA. Willie became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2200 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA upon his marriage Willie served on the Deacon Board, the Youth Ministry and more recently the Ushers' Ministry and the Transportation Ministry until his death. Willie entered into Holy Matrimony with Jeanne Marie Williams on June 24, 1983 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Willie and Jeanne enjoyed 36 years of marriage. Willie is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne Williams Chapman, one brother; Arthur W. Landry and two sisters, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison; father-in-law, John Williams; mother-in-law, Mildred J. Williams; three brothers- in-law, Darrell, Maurice, Sr. and Gerald Williams; four sisters-in-law, Terri Brown, Monique, Rhonda and Yolanda Williams. Willie is also survived by host of nieces, nephews, god children, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members of Mount Zion Baptist Church, also employees of The National Finance Center the family is hosting a private graveside at Mt. Olivet on March 21, 2020. Rev. Mitchell J. Stevens, Pastor is officiating. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home.