I Pamela Marie Chapman was born in the home to my parents Ernest, Sr. and Effie Chapman on April 22, 1969 as you can see I wasn’t the type of person to wait. I was always a person to arrive and get the day started even at birth.
I attended Colleton County Public Schools graduating from Walterboro High, Class of 1988. I also graduated with my associates degree in science from USC Salk and later receiving my degree in Business management from Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, SC
I was loved by many and shared that love in return and many would tell me that I had a contagious smile, something that I love to share. My love for my children and grandchildren was unconditional and I hope they would never forget it.
To my children’s father, Charles Brown. Thank you so much for helping me raise our children even though biologically weren't yours.
I enjoyed fellow shipping with Greater New Jerusalem Church, knowing that God was preparing me for eternal rest, you see it is well with my soul.
I was the first African American to become General Manger For IHOP and Oh how I loved my job.
I was preceded in death by my nephew, Michael Chapman and grandmother, Louetha McClennon.
I’m leaving to cherish my memories my children: My everything, my only reason for going so strong: my daughter, my rock, my protector, my best friend Maria Hutchinson; my son Christopher Chapman, my hero, my handsome baby boy, my strength. My baby girl Diamond Hodges who God sent me and I help raised from birth that I genuinely love. My loving wonderful parents: Effie and Ernest Chapman all of Walterboro, SC; My beautiful grandchildren, A`Zaria Chapman, Carla and Carter Hamlin whom I love so deeply; My children’s father, Charles Brown; My brother, Michael McClennon and sisters, Angela McClennon Staci Chapman and Ernestine Chapman my baby sister, my best friend forever. I would also like to acknowledge a few very important people who was there with me and help Paige whenever we needed them with no hesitation. Katrina Chapman (my Smooch, my personal pastor, Lillian Edge AKA Auntie Pooloo, my personal nurse, my second son, Carlos Hamlin who took care of me with Paige at home, Howard Davis best friend for over 20 years, I was blessed to have some bonus family, my honorary sisters, Lisa Wiggins, Kim White, Alyssa Bodison, Erica Holmes and Melinda Risher, Jatrine Frasier, Melinda Risher, Lisa Wiggins, Alicia Bodison and Kim White. and my honorary daughters, Jataine Frazier, Courtney Edwards, Kiera Bethea, Jayna Adams, Jekera Gabe, Tysheon Scriven and Latasha Moultrie. A host of nieces, nephews aunts, uncles cousins and friends. A big shout out to the class of 88.