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Edward Lebron Chapman, Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alberta Chapman; brother, Donald “Donnie” Chapman; parents-in-law, Reverend H.L. and Elizabeth Wheeler; and granddaughter, Brandi McCrary. Survivors include his devoted wife and best friend of 48 years, Norma Wheeler Chapman; sons, Edward (Jackie) Chapman, Jr., Timothy (Glenda) Chapman, and Micah (Courtney) Chapman; daughter, Tosha McCrary; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward “Buster” Chapman; sisters, Linda Visher and Carolyn Joyce Chapman; 3 sisters-in-law; a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends. He will lie-in-state on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Word Empowerment Church. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor J.W. Cole as the eulogist. Burial in Highland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.