Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Michael Bradley Chappelle Sr.

May 23, 1955October 23, 2019

Michael B. Chappelle, Sr., 64, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Norfolk. Michael was born in Newport News, VA to the late Marion Lane Chappelle and Ruby Chappelle. Michael was a southern gentleman, he had a great sense of humor. He loved to spend time outdoors with his 5 children. Michael loved movies, music, and attending local concerts. He was a man of many trades from a volunteer firefighter/EMS, to an electrician, and even driving a limousine for the biggest of stars. But most of all Michael loved being in the garage with his boys working on cars. He attained level of master mechanic, and as an expert craftsman there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. He also cherished spending time with his young daughter Casey Grace Chappelle. She was the light of his life. Michael was larger than life, and touched the lives of all those closest to him. He is survived by his sons, Michael B. Chappelle, Jr,. Christopher Chappelle, Taylor Lane Chappelle, Brennen Zachary Chappelle, and a daughter, Casey Grace Chappelle as well as his sister in New Mexico, Gin.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2pm, Friday to Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home with burial to immediately follow the service at Rosewood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019


Michael Bradley Chappelle Sr.

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Joseph Frole

November 1, 2019

Will pray for your family I know they are heartbroken. You will be missed brother .

Rianna Elliott

November 1, 2019

I am the property manager of the community that Michael lived in. He asked me to call him Mike. He was always a joy to see and talk to, full of positivity and encouragement. He brought me a gift a few days before his passing. I have it on my desk and will always think of him and smile when I see it. He will be missed!


Juanita Graziadei

October 28, 2019

Chris and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. He really sounds like a great Dad. Now I know where you get your auto/tech talent.

Tony Figlio

October 26, 2019

Gentle and kind neighbor, loved by those who knew him and who will be missed. From Dee and Tony Figlio