Bessie Lee Watkins Chapman
Bessie Lee Watkins Chapman, age 93, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at NHC, Pulaski, TN.
She was born in Athens, AL on December 19, 1925, retired from Murray Ohio, member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, and a volunteer at Giles County Help Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Bernice Lee and Myrtle Bessie Mae Willis Watkins; husband: Bernard Chapman; brothers: Guy, Carl, Elmer and Duncan Watkins; sisters: Katherine Chapman and Lacy Adcock.
She is survived by her sons: Jerry Chapman (Susan) of Pulaski, TN and Randy Chapman (Nell) of Lawrenceburg, TN; brothers: Fagan Watkins (Betty), Tommy Watkins (Diane), Terry Watkins (Marie), all of Pulaski, TN; sisters: Elizabeth Henson of Pulaski, TN and Daisy Richardson (Waggoner) of Pulaski, TN; seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Bessie Lee Watkins Chapman were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Fund, 6367 Fall River Road, Leoma, TN, 38468. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.