Sylvia Chapman
Sylvia Chapman
  • September 15, 1937 - January 20, 2017
  • Valrico, Florida

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Chapman, Sylvia Gail (White), 79, of Brandon, Florida since 1966, born September 15, 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia, entered into the joy of her Lord Jesus Christ on January 20, 2017. She graduated from Masontown High School in 1955, met and married her husband of 54 years, "Bob" Chapman in 1957 and they lived in Morgantown, West Virginia. As her husband pursued a degree and career in civil engineering Sylvia was raising three children at home and maintaining a nighttime job. The family moved to Brandon, Florida in 1966 and Sylvia supported her husband through his career and successful business, Chapman Contracting Company until 2007. Bob predeceased Sylvia in 2011. Sylvia battled cancer for the last three years of her life and was surrounded by her children and grandchildren as she left the cares of this world. Sylvia will be remembered most for her quiet elegance, grace and love of nature. She had an accommodating spirit and was an active member of Valrico church of Christ sharing her home often with friends and family. Sylvia is survived by her three children and their spouses: Cheryll Witherington (James), Morgan Chapman (Jessica) and Nick Chapman (Jonnie), a brother: the Honorable Harry White of St. Clairsville, Ohio and 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The viewing will be held at Valrico church of Christ at 10:00 am with the service following immediately at 11:00 am. There will be a graveside service for family only at Serenity Meadows, Riverview, Florida. Flowers can be sent to: Blount and Curry Funeral Home at 605 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33069 by 5pm Friday, 01/26/2016. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Lifepath Hospice of Hillsborough County.