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Cora Ann (Pair) Chatman

March 3, 1945 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 75)

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     Remembering Cora...



They have no mouth, but seem to speak, A thousand words so mild and meek.

They have no eyes , but seem to see, And bury thoughts into me.

They have no ears, but seem to hear, All my cries, my every tear.

They have no arms, but seem to pat, When with worries my heart is fat.

They have no feet, but seem to walk, Along with me in my dreams and talk.

They, I know, are the flowers so nice, That spread their fragrance a million miles.

Grow a few and then you'll know,  How your life is fresh and new.

With a smile so broad, I thank my God, Whose work to imagine is really too hard.


       Today we pause to pay tribute to the LIFE, LOVE and LEGACY of Cora Ann Pair Chatman, who was a loving, companion, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. 

       Cora graced the earth with her beautiful presence on Saturday, March 3, 1945.   She was born to the parentage of the late Eddie and Caroline Walker Pair.  Cora soon matured into a sweet and compassionate lady.  Her education was obtained through the public schools of Greensville County; graduating from the Greensville County Training School. She furthered her studies in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.  For 31 years, she was employed with  Personal Touch Home Care, until her retirement in 2011.   

     Cora believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth.  She possessed strong faith in Christ and did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence.  Having God as an integral part of her upbringing, she accepted Christ as her Lord and savior and  united in Christian Fellowship with Zion Baptist Church in Purdy, Virginia, where her spiritual gifts were nurtured and love for God deepened. 

      As a beloved mother and grandmother, Cora enjoyed spending time with her family.  She embraced the natural beauty of the world and had a strong passion for helping anyone she could. She was the matriarch of her family and was respected as such. The values and principles she instilled will leave a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. To know her was to love her and she was known by many throughout. 

     Early Saturday morning, September 26, 2020; after an extended stay at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, God plucked a beautiful flower to add to his heavenly bouquet.  Cora was escorted to the gates of heaven by one of the angels to join her family that preceded her in death:  her parents; two sons, John Henry Pair and Alvin Lee Chatman; granddaughter, Natasha Ford; sister, Leola Pair Jarrell; brother, Joe Ben Pair; niece, Mary Pair Perkins and great-nephew,  Marcus ‘Duke’ Pair.

         Her spirit lives and many sweet memories will forever remain in the hearts of:  her longtime companion, George Carter; sons, William Pair (Vanessa), Joseph Pair (Thelma), Vanessa Chatman (James), Pamela Blackwell (Henry); twenty-two grandchildren, two of whom she reared just as her own, Devonta and Amber; fourteen grandchildren, two of whom she admired and kept her spirits lifted, even during her trying times, Jayden and Josiah; three devoted friends, Nitty Tillar, Melinda Moore and Cassandra Chatman; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, whom she loved dearly.




Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Chatman's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mrs. Cora  Ann Pair Chatman.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11

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October 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

October 3, 2020

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Celebration of Life
October 3, 2020

2:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Interment following funeral service
October 3, 2020

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Forest Lawn Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

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