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Vernie Whisenant Chapman, 84, of Morganton, NC, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Born in Burke County, NC on December 18, 1938, she was the daughter of the late J. Lloyd Whisenant and Ellie Smith Whisenant.
Vernie was a member of Zion Baptist Church and retired from Broughton Hospital after 42 years of service. Previously she was head the Ladies Auxiliary at Oak Hill Fire and Rescue. Vernie was an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing volleyball, softball, and basketball. She was best known for loving on people.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband of 64 years, Don Chapman; sons, Tracy Chapman (Tracy) and Ty Chapman (Cindy); grandchildren, Logan Chapman (Caroline), Halee Powell (Garrett), and Evan Chapman (Angela); great-grandchild, Cooper Powell; sister, Muriel Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Vernie was preceded in death by twelve siblings.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2023 at Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the church with Rev. Keith Rose, Rev. Dr. Ralph May, and Rev. David Orders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Vernie was a very sweet lady. Loved by many. Always made you laugh when you seen her out and got to talk to her. She will be missed. Praying for all of you. May God give you the peace you need during this time. I can just see her now with my mom (Tumpy) talking and laughing together as they did years ago. Heaven is a little sweeter with her being there. Again, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vernie was a wonderful and loving woman. She was like a second mom to me. Some of the best memories of my teenage years were made with her, and I will forever cherish them in my heart. My thoughts and prayers for all of her family. 🙏🏻
Vernie was a wonderful and loving person. She was like a second mom to me. Some of the best memories of my teenage years were made with her. I will cherish those in my heart forever. Praying for all of her family!! 🙏🏻
Dear Family: Aunt Vernie ALWAYS shared so much with “the crowd at the river.” I loved seeing her amazing smile when we all got together. She was so precious to us. We will miss her, and want you to know that she will always be remembered with the best thoughts. We love you all.
Ty and Tracy- So sorry for the loss of your mother. Love and prayers from ZBC also.
Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the entire family.
I'm so very sorry about the passing of my sweet friend. She was loving, considerate, passionate ,and down to earth person. She helped me so very much on this earth. We have memories to help us smile again. I love Vernie and all her wonderful family . There will never be another Vernie. We are soon to follow and know where to find her. Prayers and hugs @ this un happy time.
We Love You All And Are Praying For You All. GOD Bless You All.
I worked with Varnie at Broughton Hospital for many years before she retired. Varnie had a great spirit about her, she never met a stranger, and she would brighten everyone's day. Varnie loved her family. It was sad to learn of her passing, but anyone who knew her, would know that she is in the arms of Jesus! May family find peace and comfort in knowing that she is in Heaven, waiting patiently at the Pearly Gates for her family and friends to join her in Paradise.
Praying you and your family through. Lift up your eyes to the hills from whence commeth your help.