Gloria Chapmon dies
7/30/2013, 11:10 a.m.
The 1983 “The Who’s Who of Women” publication stated, “Gloria Chapmon walks with dignity and talks with authority. Gloria is a doer, an organizer and a thinker. Problems can arise and she is there to help. She can take a small idea . . . and make it into a profitable project. Her civic growth is broadened by being active with different organizations.” When Gloria decided that an idea should take root she was relentless in her effort to realize that dream for all. Gloria always approached friends and family in a positive manner by simply stating, “Make out a check to my organization” for whatever purpose needed. Gloria L. Chapmon lived and personified the ideas founded upon Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., “Not For Ourselves, But For Others.”
Gloria was a world traveler, and as a young woman, traveled to Buckingham Palace to see her mother honored for her volunteerism by Queen Elizabeth II, receiving the of Member of the British Empire title. She traveled all over the U.S., including Hawaii, and to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. She and her daughter also traveled with Leon Sullivan’s African-African American Summit to the countries of Gabon, Morocco, Zimbabwe, and South Africa where they had the honor of meeting Nelson Mandela.
Gloria is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, H Louis Chapmon; sister, Victorine Hinson of Bermuda; her daughter, Kimberly ( Walter) Wynne of Santa Monica, CA; grandchildren, Carolynn, Charles Anthony H (Brandy), Christopher (Natasha) Chapmon and Malakai and Jordyn Wynne; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Gloria Chapmon's remains will be returned to Bermuda and laid to rest alongside her grandparents, parents and her sons.