Virginia Ann Stovall was born March 12, 1945 in Los Angeles, California to
the late William Monroe Bowden and MaryAnn Surano and the family moved to Chicago, Illinois.
Virginia graduated from Francis Parkman Elementary and Jean Baptiste
Pointe DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois. Virginia married her high
school sweetheart Vincent Llewellyn Chappelle in 1963. The two were
married for 10 years and from this union were born Victor William Chappelle and Desiree Ann Smith.
Virginia worked at Collins Certified Grocery store for 35 years. Later, she met
and married James Stovall in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois and moved the family to San Diego, California.
Virginia later moved to the beautiful island of Hawaii where she worked at
Fort Shafter Exchange. Virginia attended Christ Temple Apostolic Church
and was baptized in the name of Jesus under Elder John Hammond.
On Sunday, January 8, 2023, Virginia Ann Stovall,
beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother transitioned.
Virginia will be dearly missed by her children, family and friends. Victor Wm.
(Kimberly) Chappelle, Desiree Ann (Dwayne) Smith, bonus daughter Dionnia
K. Johnson (Dee Dee), grandchildren Victor Samson Chappelle, Micaela
Capri Chappelle, Derek X. Bell, Chanel A. Smith, Andrew K. Johnson, great
grandchildren Caleb Jones, Cayla Rodriguez, devoted sister Charme Y.
Pickens, and later discovered four more siblings (Ancestory.com), Catherine
Furlow, Nikie Slepwick, MaryBeth Lewis, and brother John Anthony.
Nephews Claude A. Pickens, Luis A. Pickens, great-niece Haley Y. Pickens,
great-nephews Myles L. Pickens, Kendall A. Pickens, and a host of cousins,
extended family, and friends. Virginia treasured her special friends Jill
McIntosh (San Diego, CA) and Jamie Silva (Honolulu, Hawaii).
"Oh, they tell me of a home where my friends have gone
Oh, they tell me of that land far away
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day
Oh, the land of cloudless day
Oh, the land of an unclouded sky
Oh, they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise
Oh, they tell me of an unclouded day...."