Brenda Chappell PDF Print E-mail

Brenda Graham Chappell, 76, of Pomaria, widower of Michael Chase Chappell, Sr., died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Providence Hospital.

She was born on January 13, 1943 in Pomaria to the late Olin Everette “Toot” and Frances Powell Graham. Mrs. Chappell retired after 38 years as a kindergarten assistant from Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she served as church organist for over 30 years and was a member of WELCA.

She is survived by sons, Dr. Michael Chase (Sheila Taylor) Chappell, Jr. of Travelers Rest and Mark Everette (Sharon Bedenbaugh) Chappell of Pomaria; a daughter, Pastor Melissa Arrington Chappell of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jarrod Grant (Anna Gravely) Chappell, Caleb Arrington Chappell and Phillip Chase Chappell and a great-granddaughter, Reese Alexandria Chappell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steven Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, PO Box 170, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Jarrod Chappell, Caleb Chappell, Chase Chappell, Brian Blanchard, Michael Berry and Charles Ringer.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Providence Hospital ICU, SC Hospice Care and Dr. Carroll Pinner III.

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#23 Crystal Summer 2019-02-17 23:04
Mrs Chappell was a wonderful Kindergarten teacher and a wonderful person so sorry to hear this touched so many lives and I truly remember her from ling time ago in school... May she rest in peace and may God watch over and bless her family..
#22 Susan Smith 2019-02-14 23:08
I'm so sorry about Ms. Brenda's passing ! My beloved childs teacher! May her memories make you smile and prayers for Gods peace and comfort!
#21 Jim & Jean Counts 2019-02-14 21:48
Dear Family: We send our love and prayers. May
your precious memories help sustain you in the coming days.
#20 Debbie Shealy 2019-02-14 14:37
I am so sorry to hear about Brenda. She was a special lady, always kind and friendly. She was a wonderful kindergarten assistant at Pomaria. Both of my children loved having her in kindergarten. May God surround you with His love, strength, and peace.
Love, Debbie Shealy
#19 Debbie Shealy 2019-02-14 10:34
I was so sorry to hear about Brenda. I worked at Pomaria where she was a wonderful kindergarten assistant. Both of my own children loved her in kindergarten. She was a special lady, and she touched many lives. May God surround you with His love, strength, and peace.
Love, Debbie Shealy
#18 Linda Graham 2019-02-13 19:21
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. She was loved and we will
miss her very much. Ray and Linda
#17 Linda K. Sims Suber 2019-02-13 14:40
I am truly sorry to hear about Mrs B.Chappell passing. Michael please accept my heartfelt condolences she will be missed. I pray. God gives you strength to deal with your grief
#16 Jane Ringer Herbert 2019-02-13 11:18
Please know that we are thinking of all of you. Brenda was such a pleasant person, always a smile. I know she will be missed.

Jane and Bill Herbert
Steve Ringer
#15 Harriett Rucker 2019-02-13 10:51
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your sweet mother. Johnny and I loved Brenda. Johnny fondly remembers her from his school years at Pomaria. I loved my years working with her in the school district. We enjoyed our friendships with both your parents through the years. May God's love and peace comfort you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker
#14 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-02-13 08:01
We are all very sorry on the passing of Mrs. Brenda. She was always so kind and pleasant to me and our family. I pray that a life well lived will serve as her memorial and will be a way of easing your grief. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#13 Dia Ware 2019-02-12 16:19
Mark and Sharon, We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers lifted for the entire family during this difficult time. We send our sincerest condolences. Dia and Tony Ware
#12 Lisa Lever 2019-02-12 10:36
Mark and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Jeffrey Lever family
#11 Suzanne Fulmer 2019-02-12 08:53
Michael, Mark and Melissa, so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Brenda. May God give you peace and comfort in your heart.
#10 Jana Paschal 2019-02-12 08:30
Michael and family, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. She was a sweet lady that will be missed in our community. We will be keeping you and the rest of the family in our prayers. Jana and Jeff
#9 Mandy linger 2019-02-12 07:30
Sending my thoughts, and prayers during this time.. So enjoyed seeing her while taking piano lessons.. Enjoyed her and her mom... Melissa was a great teacher and Ms.Brenda made me feel welcomed as well.. Sympathy to the family..
#8 The Kikers 2019-02-11 22:15
Michael, Mark, Melissa and families,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Brenda's passing. May God's comfort, love and strength be with you all in the days ahead.
Ricky, Sandy, Thomas(Joanna Bedenbaugh) and Leanna
#7 Anne and Richard Rin 2019-02-11 21:18
Michael,Mark and Melissa, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.
#6 Helen&Wesley Griffin 2019-02-11 19:17
Melissa, Mark, and Michael, we are praying for your comfort and peace as your mom goes ahead of us to her heavenly home. May she go with God till you meet again.
#5 Charlotte Koon Ehney 2019-02-11 18:17
Melissa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#4 Terrie Mayer 2019-02-11 16:34
Mark, Sharon, Chase, Melissa...... I send my sincere condolences. May our GRACIOUS HEAVENLY FATHER grant you comfort at this sad time.
Losing a parent hurts us in so many ways, as you already know too well. Relish your memories of a life well-lived. Miss Brenda was always sweet and considerate each time I saw her. I will hold her in my heart fondly.
I love your whole family, Mark.
#3 Yakina Glymph 2019-02-11 15:53
I'm very sorry to hear of Mrs Chappell's passing. She was my kindergarten teacher and a very sweet lady. I will definitely keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm looking forward to the ressurection of our dead loved ones as mentioned at Acts 24:15.
#2 Sarah Griffin 2019-02-11 15:39
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodney and Sarah Griffin
#1 Jackie Haltiwanger 2019-02-11 15:21
Melissa and Family, I am sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing that you are in God's hands. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and Sympathy, Jackie