Delilah Katherine Willis Chappelle

Published 2:30 pm Monday, October 12, 2015

Delilah Katherine Willis Chappelle

Delilah Katherine Willis Chappelle died peacefully Monday, Oct. 12 in Alabaster at the age of 85.

Katherine was born on March 21, 1930 in Selma to Jessie Alphonso and Vesta Moore Willis.

Katherine is survived by her children, Teresa McCurdy Riddle (Larry) of Pelham, Norman Odell McCurdy (Barbara) of Kennedy, Jacqueline Chappelle Mims (Rick) of Jemison, and stepson, David Luverne Chappelle (Beverly) of Summerfield, Fla.; sisters, Sibyl Willis McLean of Selma, Vivian Willis Hollis (Robert) of Navarre, Fla., Esther Willis Chappelle (Ulysses) of Selma; and a brother, James Willis (Henrietta) of Stockton, Calif.

She is survived by grandchildren, Jarrod David Nichols of Cahaba Heights, Sandra McCurdy Hauser of Princeton, Texas, Rebecca Nicole Boman of Huntsville, Richard Eugene Mims of Alpine, Brooke Lorrell Kaiser of Alabaster, Norman Heath McCurdy of Jasper, Tonya Katherine Mims of Jemison, ReAnna Marie Chappelle of Selma, and Ramona Renea Chappelle of Plantersville; step grandsons, Christopher Brian Riddle of Hoover, David Luverne Chappelle, Jr., John Darron Chappelle, Stephen Eric Chappelle, and Shannon Chappelle; step-granddaughters, Dina Carter Berutti of Aromas, Calif., and Kristi Carter of Belton, Texas; eight great-grandchildren and a host cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Vesta Moore Willis; husband, Chester David Chappelle; daughter, Vesta Chappelle Smith; stepdaughter, Linda Chappelle Carter and her brother, J. D. Willis.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Selma Funeral Home and burial at Pineview Memory Gardens in Selma. Visitation/viewing begins at 10 a.m. and the funeral service begins at 11 a.m.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Katherine Chappelle’s life.

The family would like to thank Shelby Ridge Nursing Home in Alabaster and Affinity Hospice Care for the efforts, care, and dedication.

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