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Marilyn Chappel

September 3, 1944 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 77)


The “ELEGANT” Marilyn Ann Fowler Chappel was born on September 3, 1944, in Dallas, Texas, to the parentage of the late Mr. Richard Caldwell and Miss Mozella Mae Fowler Wilson. She attended The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School where she became Queen and Mr. Roy Fuller as King. She married Timothy E. Chappel, Jr. and to this union one child was born, Vetta L. Chappel. Marilyn accepted Christ and became a member of New El Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend V.L. Warren and Dr. Timothy J. Brown, where she attended until her health failed.


Marilyn struggled with her addiction, but in 1993 changed her life and began her recovery. With the help from her sponsors, Gwen Porter, Eula Faye Thomas, Carolyn Hughes-Mitchell, and Richard Lane, she maintained her sobriety for 28 years. In doing so, she worked and assisted women who were in recovery as well. She was the Night House Manager at Welcome House and worked as a Resident Tech at the Nexus Recovery Center. From there she became a Residential Treatment Case Aide for the Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center until she retired. In the early years, she was a licensed beautician and caretaker.


Marilyn loved listening to her favorite gospel music, blues, and jazz. We could always find her in the kitchen cooking, and she believed in keeping a clean house.  She would call and tell us to come get her famous spaghetti or red beans and cornbread. Marilyn was a straight to the point individual but with a gentle soul and spirit.  Her appearance was always intact, and she would light up the room whenever she graced us with her presence.


On January 12, 2022, Marilyn Ann received her wings to fly high in the sky into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Marilyn was a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She was truly loved and adored by all who knew her. Marilyn will be greatly missed on this side, but we will see her again on the other side. She is preceded in Eternity by her parents, son, Keith Chappel; grandmothers, Tommie “Granny” Walker and Dorothy Caldwell, brother, Gerald Caldwell; uncle, Moses Fowler, aunt, Sarah Franklin, and cousin, Bobby Jack Franklin.


Those left to cherish her beloved memories: husband, Timothy Chappel; daughter, Vetta Chappel; son, Quincy Chappel (Georgette); granddaughters, TaKeisha Chappel, Eddriana Hudson, Dyimond Rhodes, and Kay’Lee Nelson; grandsons, Anthony Dennis (Latasha), and Quincy Tolbert; great grandsons, Aiyden Chappel-Jacobs; Martavious Dennis; Quintrayvious Tolbert, Quince Tolbert, and Quin’Trell Tolbert; great granddaughter, Antrice Dennis; sisters, Brenda Tell; best friend, Linda Simmons and a large extended family of relatives and friends that loved her dearly.



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24 Hour Viewing
January 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Sacred Funeral Home
1395 N. Highway 67 South
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Funeral Service
January 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Sacred Funeral Home
1395 N. Highway 67 South
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

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