Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Delphine S. Chambers

06/04/1954 - 04/03/2017

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held, 4pm-5pm, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Monday, April 10, 2017
Bethany Baptist Church
2587 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Delphine Stephenson Chambers was born on June 4, 1954 in Murfreesboro, NC and departed this life on Monday, April 3, 2017 at her home in Norfolk, VA. Delphine was educated in Hertford County Public Schools in NC. She attended and was baptized at New Haven Baptist Church during her youth. Upon graduating from high school, Delphine attended Elizabeth City State University. She later met and married the love of her life Lee on April 2, 1983 and to this union 2 children were born. Delphine continued her education at Norfolk State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2000. Delphine joined Bethany Baptist Church and served as a Deaconess and was a former member of the Missionary Committee. Delphine was employed for many years by the Norfolk Public School System as a Special Needs Teacher. She worked at Northwestern Human Services until her health declined and retired in September 2017. Delphine sought to engaged, inspire, and advocate for students, particularly students of the special needs population. Delphine believed every child deserved a chance and that every teacher should be able to reach a child, and help a child determine their interest, passion, and have educational success. Delphine was a second mom to many and was often found counseling adults and students in the community, in schools, during home visitations and in the church. Faith, family, and friends were her priorities and the factors that influenced and shaped her character. Delphine enjoyed crafts and cooking for her family. Cherishing her memory are her husband, Lee Chambers of Norfolk, VA; two sons, Travis of Norfolk, VA; Tremain (Tara) of Chesapeake, VA, the apples of her eye (grandchildren) Destiny and Kendra Chambers and Nehemiah Carter; four sisters, Joyce Jarrett(Raymond) of Wake Forest, NC and Monya Lindsey (Tyrone) of Raleigh, NC; Susan Ruffin of Maryland, and Jacqueline Ruffin of Roanoke Rapids, NC ; five brothers, Carlton Stephenson Jr. (Judy) of Jessup, MD, Jerry Stephenson (Dorrette) of Tyngsboro, MA, Nathaniel Stephenson of Murfreesboro, NC; Anthony Stephenson (Shauna) of Raleigh, NC and Adrian Stephenson (Antonia) of Zebulon, NC, four aunts, Ethel Joyner of Pendleton, NC, Emma Joyner of Murfreesboro, NC, Emma Ruffin of Murfreesboro, NC and Katie Chambers Williams of Norfolk, VA., one adopted sister, seven sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Delphine was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton Sr. and Inora Stephenson, father, Jacob Ruffin, son, Monte Stephenson, a sister, Josephine Stephenson and special in-laws, William J. and Mable Chambers.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/30/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Johnsie Mallory As co-workers at Norfolk Public Schools and co-laborers at Bethany Baptist Church, her presence and sweet spirit will certainly be missed. My family and I will continually keep the Chambers family in Prayer.
Posted: 4/9/2017
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Sheila J. Gorham I first had the opportunity to meet Ms. Chambers through Norfolk Public Schools when her oldest son attended Granby High School She was such a beautiful person. My prayers go out to the family.
Posted: 4/9/2017
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Ritter Family God Bless this Beautiful woman & her family during this sacred time. Namaste dear friends.
Posted: 4/8/2017
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Diane Marlow Delphine I will miss our twice a months calls on the phone. To the family you are in my prayers and remember we will see her again. May God continue to bless you all. her friend Marlow
Posted: 4/8/2017
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Jeannie and Jackie Gregg Shaan we are so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
Posted: 4/5/2017
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NHS Human Services-Va Beach Deacon Chambers and family, The Virginia Beach Team of NHS Human Services sends our heart felt prayers to you all! Look to the Lord as the source of your peace, comfort and strength.
Posted: 4/5/2017
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