Pamela Veda Chappel, 74, was a fun loving person, born In Brooklyn, NY. She never married but helped in raising many cousins and their children. She was truly as the scriptures say at Proverbs 17:17 ,” A true friend who shows love at all times and is a brother/sister who is born for times of distress.” She had a open door policy to her family. They could drop by anytime, and if in need of a place to stay it was a “open door” policy. Yes, she invited you to stay as long as you needed and asked nothing in return. She worked as a wrapper, no not as a singing rapper. Back in her early days, we didn’t have machines to wrap produce it was done by hand, yes, she literally wrapped produce by hand. She was a hard worker and worked for over 50 years. She loved her job and became the top in her profession. She trained many in this trade at Walbaum’s in Brooklyn. She loved good music and tasty food. Cooking was by far her true love. She would love to invite friends and family over for a meal, and loved to share her cooking techniques with us.
She was a good teacher, crafty and stylish. She loved to change up her hairstyle to fit her trendy wardrobe. She loved when family would sleepover, this would give her a chance to really get to know them on a personal level. When she advanced in age, she retired and moved to Virginia. When her health declined, she kept her sense of humor and brought joy to everyone she met. She wasn’t able to do a lot of cooking, but she would watch the cooking stations and critiqued their cooking techniques. Those who got to know her spoke highly of her until her final day. She will be missed, but not forgotten. She was the only daughter of the late Phillis Chappel. And she had a step brother John Chappel, who has fallen asleep in death along with her aunts and uncles: Jack Freeman, Janice Freeman, Wilbur Ellis, Geraldine Ellis, Kenny Chappel, and Delores Chappel. Those remembering her is aunt Juanita Chappel and a host of cousins and those who loved her dearly.
We can’t wait until that day as it says in the Bible in (Job 14:13-15) He will call and the dead will answer. They will live at his command. For He will have a longing for the work of His own hand.
At this time we would like to sing Song # 151. “He will call”
The family like to give a special thanks to all the friends who cared for Pam at her home, as well as all the nurses and aids at Regency. There are no words that can equate to the time spent and energy given in her care.