Photos shared from Joanne Rich, Jazzy Chapman
& other friends & family of our beloved John John!

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)

Jonathan Albert Chapman, affectionately known as, “Jon Jon” was heaven sent on Thursday, August 3rd 1995 at 12:09am, tipping the scale at 9lbs, 15oz and 23 inches in length. He was called home on Thursday, March 18th 2010. He was the last child and only son born to Johnnie Chapman and Ruby Knight. Jonathan had wonderful caring and supportive parents, and two of the best sisters any sibling can have. His parents and two older sisters Chrystal and Jazmin truly love and miss him. He has fought the good fight and has gone to rest with his Creator in Glory where he joins his Grandparents William Knight and Odessa and Eva Chapman. He leaves to cherish his memory his Parents Johnnie Chapman and Ruby Knight, his sisters Chrystal and Jazmin, Grandparents Rudolph and Arletha Melvin, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Jonathan was a member Simi Valley Second Missionary Baptist Church where he gave his life to Christ. He served their as an usher and choir member and was crowned the church King in 2003 and 2004. Jonathan was often involved in many church ministries and programs; the Youth Ministry, Men’s Mentoring Program, Men’s Day, Black History, Church Retreats, Easter and Christmas plays where he portrayed such Biblical characters as The Wise Men, and a Roman Guard.

He never complained about anything. Jonathan loved sports. In fact he loved sports so much he was accused of ditching school but was found on the track field wanting to throw the discus. He played baseball, soccer, basketball, karate but his love was football. He was known as “Boom Boom Chapman”. If you played on the opposing offense you soon learn why he was called “Boom Boom”.

After being introduced to music by his older sister Chrystal, Jon Jon thought he could sing. He would tire himself out trying to rap and dance. He would say, I know I sound wack but oh well it sounds good to me. He thought he would sound better in the shower. Although the water and soap made him smell better, it did nothing for his singing; He sound just as bad wet or dry.

We will truly miss this ‘Gentle Giant’ who brought a city together. Oh how we LOVE our JON JON.

[ Funeral Program coming soon ]

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Video created by Cameron Stroud

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In lieu of flowers, the family will be receiving donations
to the Johnaton Chapman Memorial Fund,
please send to:

Johnathon Chapman Memorial Fund
(Please make checks out to the fund)
6419 E. Westwood St.
Moorpark, CA 93021

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