Lucille Ola (Rosenbourgh) Chapman

July 31, 1921 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 96)

A homegoing celebration for Mother Lucille Ola Rosenbourgh Chapman of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2:00 p.m. at Greater Friendship M.B. Church, 3225 E. Emma Street, Rev. Ronnie Murray, pastor with Bishop Willard L. Lee of New Smyrna Full Gospel, eulogist and officiant. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mother Lucille Ola Rosenbourgh was the youngest of four siblings born to Johnny Rosenbourgh and Annie Bell Miller Rosenbourgh on July 31, 1921 in Manning, South Carolina. She met her husband the late Joseph Chapman, Sr. and they married November 3, 1941 and had seven children: five girls, two boys and one adopted grandson. They moved to Tampa in 1959 and she started working as a housekeeper. Later they started their own business in Tampa and served the community until they retired in 2002. After 64 years of marriage her husband departed this life on February 3, 2005. Lucille enjoyed caring for her family and serving the church. She was President of the deaconess board, President of the City-wide Mission of Tampa, Tutor for B.C. Graham Elementary School, Junior Choir Director, Sunday School Superintendent, Usher and Church Historian. She attended Tabernacle M.B. Church from 1959-1969, then served at Ebenezer M.B. Church from 1970-2014, and in 2015 she joined Peace Progressive M.B. Church of Tampa, Florida, where Bishop Sylvester Robinson, Senior Pastor, presides. Lucille Chapman was 96 years old when she was called to rest. She was preceded in death by her faithful husband, Joseph Chapman, Sr.; parents, Johnny and Annie Bell Rosenbourgh; son, Sandie Lee Chapman; grandsons, Darrin Sanders, Jarred Lawson and Ricky Chapman; granddaughter, Benita Kirlew; great grandson, Joseph Reese, Jr.; sister, Sallie Mae McClary; brothers, Abbie Rosenbourgh and Samuel Rosenbourgh; great grandson, Barrick Brunson, Jr. and son-in-law, Bernie Maxwell. Lucille leaves to cherish her memories with her: 7 children, Lillian Brunson-Allen (Wayne), Joseph Chatman, Jr. (Rosetta), Sylvia Maxwell, Carolyn Sanders (retired U.S. Army E-8, Charles), Barbara Ann Garland, Doris Cromartie and retired U.S. Army Sgt. Major Alfred Lee Chatman (Charlotte); 2 aunts, Robell Billups and Annie Ruth Pringle; 30 grandchildren, Barrick Beverly (Delray, FL), Pastor Byron (Patricia), Bernadette, Barbia Jean (Mark), Tina, Alfred, Sr., Robert, Twanda, Ray, Tomeka, Bishop Joseph III (Rivell), Jasmine (Stephen), Joey, Joenetha, Jalisa, Tony (Debra), Sheila (Joseph), Kimberly, Cynthia, Kevin (Twanda), Joseph, Eric, Sgt. Major Brian (Msgt. Tawonda), Tarsha, Tressa (Elder Walter), Tremayne, Tawonda, Albert and Jocque; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; 2 adopted daughters, Cynthia Jones (Jacksonville, FL) and Kennith McClary; godchildren, Willie Spratt, Delores Johnson (Sanford, FL), Betty Mumford and Genett Taylor; god grandson, Mario Tate; a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends and special friend, Genive Triplett. The visitation will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greater Friendship M.B. Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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