BROCK – Veldene Allene Chapman, 86, of Brock, died Friday, March 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Service is 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in Morgan Mill Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the funeral home. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. She is now with Jesus.
Veldene was born July 29, 1926, to Arthur and Ervilla Casebeer in Plains, Texas. She married Clarence W. Chapman on Feb. 18, 1949. They were happily married for 35 years when Clarence went to be with Jesus in 1984. Veldene was a member of Victory Baptist Church for 35 years. She loved to sew clothes, stuffed animals and dolls for her children and grandchildren. She loved growing flowers all around her yard and enjoyed tending her vegetable garden until she was unable to physically work in it. She thoroughly enjoyed eating fried catfish at Roy and Dora’s Fish Place in Brock every Friday.
Survivors include her children, Linda Balentine and husband, Brent, of Brock; Sharon Threatt and husband, Rbie, of Brock; David Chapman and wife, Lena, of Brock (missionaries to Papua New Guinea); 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Casebeer, of Brownfield, and Bobby Casebeer and wife, Rita, of Kent, Wash.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Chapman; parents Arthur and Ervilla Casebeer; brothers, Allen Elwood Casebeer and Elwayne Casebeer; great-granddaughter, Angie Marcantonio; and great-grandson, Austin Threatt. Her loving heart and smile will be missed by family and friends.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel