Nov. 7, 2023
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Nov. 7, 2023
3 p.m.


Nov. 7, 2023

Catherine “Cathy” Randall Chapman, 68, of Morganton, NC, passed away Friday, November 3, 2023.

Born in Harrison County, Mississippi on July 12, 1955, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Torpey and Betty Jean Slade Torpey.

Cathy was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She loved her home and taking care of it. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her grandchildren, and watching westerns. She traveled out west to visit Dodge City, Tombstone, and the Grand Canyon. Cathy also enjoyed vacationing at the Outer Banks, and she particularly enjoyed fishing. She traveled to see all of the North Carolina lighthouses and frequently stayed in Nags Head.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Bryan Chapman; children, Samuel Wesley Randall (Tonia), Donald Eric Randall (Nichole), Tristen Daniel Chapman (Lynduska), and Brittany Chapman Greenaway (Dallas); grandchildren, Andrew Randall (Caroline), Joslyn Chapman, Braden Chapman, Caden Chapman, Owen Greenaway, and Samuel Greenaway; brother, Patrick Torpey; sister, Stacey Lovelace (Craig); and several nephews, nieces, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Cathy was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Gunter.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the church with Pastor Keith Burkehart, Pastor Brian Buckner, and Special Friend Steve Woody officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Bryan, You and your family are in my prayers! Your Ironman Brother! Matthew Sickling

—Matthew Sickling

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

—Kevin & Tena Sizemore

So very sorry to hear about your loss, no more pain and suffering in Glory Land. At home with Jesus.

—James Laidler

My dearest Trinket you are loved so very much because of the beautiful person you have always been. You'll be missed terribly. Wish I would've kept in touch better. Give Aunt Betty and Karen my love. Luvs!!!

—Sharon Johnson Weichel
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One of the most positive people I have ever met. Such a beautiful person inside and out. I'll miss your smiling face. Forever in my heart.

—Lis Byrd
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—Jeannie Kaulf
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She was an angel in human form. She was the best mom anyone could have had and me and my brother were very lucky to have had her as one. She would always look out for everyone else and put their needs before her own. She will be deeply missed by MANY.

—Eric Randall