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Billy Lee Chappell

March 1, 1954 — January 24, 2023

   Billy Lee Chappell, 68, of Great Fork Road, Suffolk, VA, died Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

   Mr. Chappell was born in Gates County, NC on March 1, 1954, and was the son of the late Herman Ray and Rosa Mae Umphlette Chappell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Faye Townsend Chappell, and by sisters, Rosa Mae Greene and Patricia Roberson. A retired truck driver, he was a member of Middle Swamp Baptist Church in Gates County and was an avid fisherman. He was an Army veteran.

   Surviving are his two sons, Steven Chappell and Eric Chappell (Jessica); two sisters, Margaret Hawkins and Darlene Moyer; and four brothers, Glenn Chappell, Charles Chappell, Herman Chappell Jr., and Marvin Chappell. Also surviving is Faye's son, Jamie Widener (Trisha). Together Billy and Faye shared 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. in Middle Swamp Baptist Church and will be conducted by his pastor, The Rev. Burt Pearce. A private burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family in the social hall of the church following the service.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Swamp Baptist Church, 639 Middle Swamp Road, Corapeake, NC 27937.

   Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting

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