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Codell "Cody" Chavis

August 14, 1934 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 87)


Born on August 14,1934 Codell Chavis was the son of Joanna Bradshaw Chavis & Woodrow Chavis. Cody was born in Alamance County North Carolina. Codell Chavis was passionate and sincere about his family and his friends and passed on his inner strength to all that he raised and cared for. He will be greatly missed by the people who were the closest to him. As my father continues to hold onto God’s Unchanging Hands, he can now be reunited with the people who he has missed the most, my sister his baby girl and daughter Linda Ann Chavis, his loving wife Frances Chavis Brown, and his hardworking mother Joanna Bradshaw Chavis. Sadness, grief, and pain are normal but above all else let us rejoice and celebrate Codell Chavis' life. Although we are sad, we find comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain physically, emotionally or mentally. Daddy will join the souls and Angels that have waited so patiently to see him, who have watched over us for ages. God gave him more time than most and for that I’m truly grateful. During his first marriage/union with Frances E. Chavis-Brown he fathered two little princesses, Linda A. Chavis and me Cheryl Lynn Chavis. Cody will be honored and celebrated by his family, his granddaughter Angela Annette Chavis 42, her son Amir Chavis 22 years old, Cheryl L. Chavis Felton and my husband Brian Felton, our son Jariel A. Felton 33, his wife Maria Felton 34 and their daughter Gabriella Estella Felton who is 1 year old, our daughter Madinah Nile Felton 31 and her son Kinzoh Tariq Felton also 1 year old. Daddy also will be remembered by his wife and daughter of a second marriage Evelyn Day and Dakota Holman. Evelyn and her husband Victor Holman have 2 Children Bianca and Emmanuel Holman. Emmanuel’s wife Quintessa has a son Gabriel 10 and a daughter Destinee Walker 17.

Codell Chavis married a third time to Trilbia Coe of Las Vegas then settled in Mebane, North Carolina where he spent his remaining days. My father proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Sea Leopard. He was Honorably discharged from the service and pursued a career in the transportation industry shortly after. Daddy drove 18-wheeler tractor trailer trucks throughout all 50 states for Neptune /Mayflower/North /Allied American/United. Codell’s passion was cooking, fine dining, photography, and traveling, but my father’s biggest passion was his family, and oh was he a man of Faith. He was a devout Baptist and belonged to Macedonia Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY under the teachings of the Reverend Dixon. Daddy’s favorite spiritual hymns were Amazing Grace and Precious Lord. Codell Chavis departed this life on September 15, 2021. When I would ask how are you doing? He would always say ok as long as I’m on this side of the dirt. Codell’s final resting place will be at The Eastern Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery. Each one of us has special memories of Codell “Cody” Chavis. Cherish those memories and celebrate his life because he sure did. Codell was predeceased in death by his parents Joanna Bradshaw Chavis and Woodrow Chavis; his daughter Linda Ann Chavis; and his bother Herbert Mims. He leaves behind 2 sisters Demaris Chavis Of Mt.Vernon NY who has a son Dijon Chavis 31 years old (Woodrow’s twin) and Elaine Strong Chavis of Columbia, South Carolina. A host of cousins, uncles, and aunts. When Codell was driving trucks, he taught one or two of the neighborhood guys he adopted along the way. He taught them how to drive trucks cross country. He invested back into his community. I love you Daddy and this you already know until we meet on the other side of the dirt.

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