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Chapelle Leon Brown Jr.

July 7, 2000 — January 19, 2024


Chapelle Leon Brown, Jr. was welcomed into the world on July 7, 2000, in Richmond, Virginia, by his parents Karma N. Adkins and Chapelle L. Brown, Sr. His journey on earth came to a peaceful close on January 19, 2024, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA. He was lovingly remembered following the passing of his maternal grandfather, William W. Adkins II.

Growing up in Richmond's Randolph area in the West End, Chapelle graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2018. During his younger years, he actively participated in sports, playing basketball for the West End Dragons and football for the Glen Allen Ravens. After high school, he explored various jobs before finding his calling with the United States Postal Service, dedicating three years to the profession. A true sports enthusiast like his family, he ardently supported the Washington Redskins and had a special place in his heart for the Chicago Bulls.

Known affectionately as “Pelle” by his loved ones, he was recognized for his caring nature and affectionate demeanor. Pelle had a unique way of making sure his loved ones felt his love, often greeting them with a wide smile and a warm hug. His radiant smile and infectious laughter had the power to light up a room, uplift spirits, and bring joy to those around him. His presence was a source of comfort and happiness, offering pure and unconditional love to those in his life.

Pelle's family was his world. He shared a special bond with each member, particularly cherishing his mother, proudly embracing the title of “mama’s boy”. He was always there for her, ready to offer anything she needed. His bond with his sister, Emonee’, was exceptionally close, filled with deep conversations and shared secrets. His maternal grandmother, Velver Adkins, played a significant role in his upbringing, accompanying him to elementary school and being a dependable figure in his life. As the youngest in the cousin group, he cherished the times spent during holidays and family gatherings, creating lasting memories with Lanique, Alexis, Justin, Tonee’, JaQuon, and Erica.

Chapelle's legacy of love and joy lives on through his family: his devoted mother, Karma N. Adkins; his father, Chapelle Sr. (and wife Joanne); his sister, Emonee’ Brown; his half-siblings, Corey Fleming, Layla Hinson, and three step-siblings; his dedicated grandmother, Velver Adkins; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Zenobia Brown; uncles, William W. Adkins (with Tara) and Eric R. Adkins (with Jasma); aunts, Crystal Lipscombe (with Delano) and Rachelle Brown; ten cousins, including the six aforementioned along with Dae’shon Hodges, Tae’mon Brown, Trey, and McKinely Lipscombe; and six close friends who were like brothers to him: Montrell Pompey, Terrell Nicholson, Martez Sweeden, Kyree Ross, Jerron Jordan, and Alonzo Shaw.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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