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Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman
Birth: May 13, 2003
Tianjin
Tianjin Municipality, China
Death: May 21, 2008
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

5 year old daughter of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth Chapman was killed when she was accidently struck by an SUV driven by her teenage brother at their home in Franklin, TN. She was life flighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she later died of her injuries.


Maria was born in Tianjin, China, and lovingly adopted on July 14, 2004. She recently graduated from Harpeth Hills Pre-School. She attended Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN.

Survived by parents, Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman; brothers, Caleb Stevenson Chapman & Will Franklin Chapman; sisters, Emily Elizabeth Chapman, Shaohannah Hope Yan Chapman & Stevey Joy Ru Chapman, all of Franklin, TN; grandparents, Herbert Sheldon Chapman and Judith Carol Chapman, both of Paducah, KY, James Richard & Phyllis Ann Chapman of Springfield, OH; great grandmother, Dorothy Williams Chapman, Paducah, KY; several aunts, uncles, cousins & other loving family members.



Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2323 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215. Pastor Scotty Smith & friends officiating. Interment Williamson Memorial Gardens. Family & friends will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Harpeth Hills Pre-School Class.. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, at Christ Presbyterian Church. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shaohannah's Hope, c/o Maria's Miracle Fund, PO Box 647, Franklin TN, 37065.

 
 
Burial:
Williamson Memorial Gardens
Franklin
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Karen
Record added: May 22, 2008
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Maria Sue <i>Chunxi</i> Chapman
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I never had the honor of meeting Maria, but that smile and that twinkle in her eye, I bet she has all of heaven in giggles! I am sure you all are remembering the joy. the fun and the love of Maria. What greater legacy could she leave. I read your Mom's bo...(Read more)
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- Dorothy
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May you have eternal happiness, sweetheart. Prayers of comfort and strength for your family.
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