June 30, 1996
NEWPORT NEWS – Chandon Chamberlain, 10, son of Mrs. Ann Chamberlain, died Saturday, June 29, 1996. Arrangements by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
July 3, 1996
NEWPORT NEWS – After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Chandon “Chad”Chamberlain was called to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, June 29, 1996, at the Medical College of Virginia.
Chandon was the son of Ann Chamberlain and was born on Oct. 19, 1984, in Queens, N.Y., prior to Chandon’s and his mother’s move to Newport News. Chandon loved attending church and was a dedicated member of the New Testament Church of God of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Attending school in the Newport News public school system, Chandon was a well-loved and delightful fifth-grade student at MacIntosh Elementary School. An active member of First Baptist Church Denbigh, he was a devoted member of the youth choir, ministering to many through song. Chandon was also a faithful and steadfast “Wednesday Nighter” (Bible study goer).
In the community, Chandon played on the B.C. Charles Lakers basketball team and was an avid basketball and football fan, his favorite teams being the New York Knicks and the Dallas Cowboys. Chandon was also an honorary member of the Buffalo Boyz motorcycle club of Williamsburg.
Chandon leaves to cherish his memories a devoted and courageous mother, Ann Chamberlain; maternal grandmother, Annie Ballard of New York; two loving aunts, Michelle Ballard and Debra Ballard, both of New York; a cherished and father-like mentor, Stacey Franklin of New Orleans, La.; biological father, Calvin Chamberlain Jr.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Chamberlain Sr.; great-aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of family members and friends.
A homegoing service conducted by Pastor Ivan T. Harris will be held at noon Friday, July 5, at First Baptist Church Denbigh. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at O.H. Smith and Son Funeral Home, located at 3009 Chestnut Ave., Newport News.