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Hazel Chatmon

Hazel James Chatmon

Sunday, March 10th, 1946 - Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Hazel James (Chat) Chatmon, a native of Selma, and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, was born March 10, 1946 and departed this life Monday, July 8, 2019. Chat was a proud member of the Historic R.B. Hudson High School Class of 1965, and an Alabama State University graduate. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. As an inspired member of the Selma Foot Soldiers, Chat devoted most of his adult life to his work as a civil rights activist, which led to his receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tirelessly advocating on behalf of the oppressed, disenfranchised, and the forgotten man without a voice. He was a man of strong faith, who led by example, always striving to ensure that he practiced what he preached. He was a founding member of the New Lyons Park Tennis Association and a supporter of youth tennis in the greater Mobile area until his death.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Chatmon and his parents, Alonzo and Ella Chatmon.
He leaves behind his beloved family; devoted wife of 15 years, Darlene Davis Chatmon; four sons: Alonzo, Christopher, Courtney (Tierra), and Joseph Chatmon; one daughter, Tonya Irons; one sister, Dorothy Chatmon; five grandchildren: Alonzo (Jasmine) Powell, Samara (Abraham) Kinlow, India Irons, and Atiyeh and Alonzo Chatmon; four great grandsons; one niece, Lydia Chatmon; one goddaughter, Tiara McCants; and a host of relatives and friends.
His remains will lie in state at Small’s Mortuary Sunday, July 14th from 1-5p.m. Funeral services are Monday, July 15th at 11:00 am at the Friendship Baptist 2667 Reaves St in Crichton.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    Address
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Friendship Missionary Baptist Church(Chriton)
    Address
    2667 Reaves Street
    MOBILE, AL
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  • Service

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Friendship Missionary Baptist Church(Chriton)
    Address
    2667 Reaves Street
    MOBILE, AL
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  • Interment

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    Location
    Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort
    Address
    34904 AL-225
    SPANISH FORT, AL 36577
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Pam Moors

Posted at 02:13pm
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences for Darlene and family. A classmate of 1974.
Pam James Moors
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Frank Walker

Posted at 08:18am
Frank Walker -- Atlanta
My condolences to the family. Though I left Mobile in 1986, "Chat" was one of the men I remember most as a committed Community Man. We became acquainted during the 70's, collaborating on different issues. He volunteered when I ran the UNCF Radiothons and I volunteered with projects of his organization, National Assn of Black Social Workers. I respected him and know if I still remember his impact some 40 years later many other Mobilians have much deeper memories. This Brother will be greatly missed.
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Melvin Rhoden

Posted at 01:31am
My sincere condolences goes out to Darlene & Family. I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers goes out to you.
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With love & hugs, Sally A.

Posted at 04:15pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chat will always be remembered. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.
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