Mrs. Violet Chapman Shank

June 12, 1939January 10, 2021

Violet Chapman Shank, 81, passed away on January 10, 2021. She was born in Cumberland County, Virginia to the late Robert and Annie Chapman. She retired from Life Touch Studios. Violet was a long time member of the South Norfolk Moose Lodge. She was a very giving person; always making sure everyone was fed. Violet was a loving and devoted mother; always checking on her family. She loved to travel and was ready to go at a moment’s notice. Violet was predeceased by 5 brothers and 1 grandchild. Left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters, Cindy Sherman (Bob) and Connie Dawley; 2 sons, Tim Shank and Jody Shank; sister Lois Plyler (Perry); 9 grandchildren; 13.5 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 2-6:00 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.


  • Robert Chapman, Father (deceased)
  • Annie Chapman, Mother (deceased)
  • Cindy Sherman (Bob), Daughter
  • Connie Dawley, Daughter
  • Tim Shank, Son
  • Jody Shank, Son
  • Lois Plyler (Perry), Sister
  • 9 Grandchildren; 13.5 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great-great Grandchild

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021


Mrs. Violet Chapman Shank

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Diane Black

January 17, 2021

Cindy, Connie, Patricia, Pam, Jennifer, Christy, Tonya and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Violet was such a sweet lady with a very strong spirit and deep love for her family. May a lifetime of wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time.
Diane, Dave, Michelle and David Black

Jefferson Campbell

January 16, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a strong woman and always nice when we were all young. Godspeed Mrs. Shank! God received a great Angel!

Cindy Leary

January 14, 2021

I worked with Violet and her daughter Connie at Lifetouch for many years. They are both wonderful people. I'm shocked and saddened by Violet's passing, and I just pray for her family's comfort at such a difficult time. Until we meet again, Violet, you rest easy in the arms of Jesus.