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BISHOP RICHARD ALLEN CHAPPELLE, SR., 78

sunshine | 4/11/2012, 4 a.m.

the 108th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, died March 29 in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Miami, Florida. He was ordained in the South Florida conference. He was an educator in Broward County schools for 14 years. Bishop Chappelle was a life member of the Bethune Cookman University Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He leaves to mourn his passing a loving wife of 46 years, Mother Barbara Chappelle; children, Richard, Jr., Beverly (Curtis) Walker, Kristen (Don) Caldwell; two sisters, one brother, and two grandsons. Service 11 a.m., Friday at Mt. Herman AME Church, 401 NW 7th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Prelate, 11th Epsicopal District, and eulogist. Interment will follow at Dade Memorial Park, Opa Locka Blvd, Miami, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Postells Mortuary, Pine Hills Chapel, Orlando, FL 407-295-3857.