Farris Singleton Chapin went to her Heavenly Father on January 30, 2013. She was the only child of Boyle and Nell Singleton. She was born in Kingstree, SC. Her ancestors were French Huguenots, who left the Isle de Re in France in 1700 and came to Charleston, SC so they could have freedom of Christian worship. There is still a small and active church in Charleston, SC. Farris and her parents moved to St. Petersburg, FL. When she started high school, she met Tom Chapin and they became high school sweethearts and have remained sweethearts through their 69 years of marriage. They had such an incredible relationship… They were inseparable. They were married September 11, 1943 just before Tom was sent to the Pacific War Zones. At that time she owned and operated the Farris Chapin School of Ballet in St. Petersburg. Classical Ballet was always the art dearest to her. After the war, they lived in many different cities due to Tom’s work in Sales. While in San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL, Farris was an Instructor with John Robert Powers Fashion and Modeling School. She loved teaching and coordinating fashion shows.
Farris was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Charles Thomas Chapin; daughters, Elizabeth Cook and Nell Chapin Hall and her husband, Steve; and grandson, Matthew Chapin Hall, all of Cary, NC.
Farris was a faithful and active member of her church home. Her Christian faith, family and friends were the focus of her life. She participated through the years in many Bible studies at her church.
A memorial service in celebration of her life and the witness she had for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC.
The family will receive friends after the service at the Fellowship Hall.
Private inurnment at the church columbarium will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Memorial Fund, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27518 or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Woodland Terrace for their love, care and support.
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