November 26, 1958 - June 29, 2014
Chappell, Sandra E , devoted sister of Sherrie Chappell and Darryl Blackwell. June 29, 2014 Age 55 years. Funeral Service at Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church 9991 Wayne Av. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Friends may call Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Burial at Oak Hills Cemetery. Special Online condolences for familty and friends may be expressed at www.jcbattleandsons.com
Sandra Erenia Chappell was born November 26, 1958,
in Cincinnati, Ohio to the union of the late James and
Lucille Ellis Chappell. On early Sunday morning, June
29, 2014 at 8:10 a.m., God sent one of his angels to
bring his child home. Sandy as she preferred to be
called loved the Lord and professed her love and belief
in God at an early age. She was baptized at Tabernacle
Baptist Church by Rev. Clayton Waller.
Sandy started school at the early age of 4 and was always
the youngest in her class. She attended St. Simon grade
schools from Kindergarten to 6 grade where she was
known as the fun person to be around. Sandy always
had an infectious laugh and SMILE, she never met a
stranger. She was extremely comical even though she
was serious about what she was saying. Sandy graduated
high school from Princeton and went on to earn a BS in
Social work from Central State University in 1981.
Sandy worked at many large corporations throughout
the city before going into the health field. The health
field was where she found her niche. Caring for people,
especially the mentally challenged, gave her much joy.
As she would tell them all the time, I am not laughing at
you but with you because life is good, let's just forget
everything and laugh, it will be better. That's why when
she had to go dialysis, she didn't claim it as an illness,
she would say this is just a test that God knows I can
handle. While on dialysis, Sandy worked 65 plus hours
also. What a testimony when some won't even work 20
hours. Then in September 2011, she was blessed with a
transplant kidney. She was so happy, first think she said,
I got three extra hours I can get another client.
Besides working for an agency, Sandy was an
independent provider for DDS an the elderly. Every
client she has ever taken care of has loved her to death.
Besides work, Sandy loved shopping, going to church,
music and spending time with her sister, Sherrie.
Hardly ever saw one without the other, their
relationship was a total devotion to each other. Sandy
loved people totally and celebrated life every day. Even
when numerous health challenges came her way, she
wouldn't complain, her mission was to make someone
else's life better by a smile or laughter of her and Sherrie
making them a dessert or meal.
Sandy leaves to cherish and mourn her passing: her
devoted, almost win like sister, Sherrie Chappell;
brother, Daryle Blackwell (Vickie), like a brother,
Dwight (Diane) Favors, Elaine (Archie) Pretty, several
nieces, Malika (WB, Eboni (LB), Caressa Blackwell,
Jocelyn, Alicia Perry, Devin and Danielle Favors;
several great nieces and nephews, Darren, Evan,
De'Ayrah, Da Mauri, Devin, Emariyae, Landin, Harper,
Caleb, Eli and Dana; God daughter, DeAnna Shores
and Annette Vandergriff and God son, Christopher
Holland, special sister-in-law, and friend, Juanita
Blackwell; God brother and sister, Jutuan and Tyler
Patton. Childhood friends for life: Evie Williams and
Kimberly Holland, numerous cousins and friends,
clients, God parents, Eugene and Annie Moore, Pauline
Williams, Esther Williams Williams, Willis ad Nellie
Ellison whom have given much support to Sandy and
Sherrie; special acknowedgement to cousin Alvin
Jackson; neighbor LaTonia Wright, Vera Clement and
Sharon Williams, whom were very supportive during
these last few months of Sandy's illness.