51-Year-Old Slaton Woman Remembered by Friends and Family - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/10/05

51-Year-Old Slaton Woman Remembered by Friends and Family

Wednesday night's fire left a 51-year-old woman dead, and now we are able to learn more about the woman that friends and family called "a lovely lady."

Bessie Mae Chapman's cousins lived right next door to her. In fact, when the fire broke out, it was their 18-year-old son who tried to enter the burning home in an attempt to rescue Bessie Mae.

Her charred home now serves as a reminder to loved ones of the tragedy that took her life. Friends and neighbors drove by the house in shock from the lose of their friend. Mabel Willis, a friend from church says, "When we were in church, a lady says that (the burning house) was Bessie Mae, her house burned and she couldn't get out and we went crazy."

Both Chapman's death as well as the cause of the fire are still being investigated.

Slaton Woman Dies In Wednesday Night Fire
51-year-old Bessie Mae Chapman died in a Wednesday night fire.

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