Demetriz Deshon Chatman

Sunrise: January 17, 1987

Sunset: July 30, 2022

Demetriz Deshon Chatman, Sr, affectionately known as “Meatman”, 35, passed away in the early hours of July 30th, 2022 in Norfolk, VA. Demetriz was born January 17, 1987 at DePaul Hospital to Lawrence Edward Chatman, Sr and Elsie Elizabeth White who have gone before him to make room in Heaven.

The tenth of 13 children, Demetriz grew up surrounded by a very large family. However, any cousin or friend that spent a day in the Chatmanhousehold quickly became a sibling. Loved by many, Demetriz attended Lindenwood Elementary, Azalea Middle, Maury High School, and Chowan College. His work experience began at the age of 17 when he was employed by Mr. and Mrs. Kim at Spartan Market of Norfolk, VA. His most recent employer was Mr. Harvey Howlett of Heco Slings Corporation, Norfolk, VA where he was the Rigger Supervisor and remained for 16 years. Saddened by his untimely death, Demetriz was survived by his children Demetriz D. Chatman Jr. and Sincere Z. Chatman (Senneca Watkins), Karter E. Chatman (Tyeisha Lynch), and Maxwell L. Brewer (Marissa Brewer). Siblings Delores Washington, Ronald & Sherley White, LaTersa Chatman, Rashad Chatman, Shavon Chatman, LaTosiha Chatman, Lawrence Chatman Jr, Leroy Chatman, Marquiz Chatman, Irene Chatman, and Algerita Chatman. A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Brothers in love Bobby Matthews, Larry Westbrook, Marcus Williams, Elijah Walston, William Melton, and predeceased by Dayon McClary.

Demetriz loved life and experiencing new things with his kids, nieces, and nephews. An avid Cowboys fan, Demetriz participated in recreation, Pop Warner, High School, and College Football. Enjoying time with his friends, oldie but goodies, karaoke, and line dancing were his favorite free time activities. Family meant everything to Demetriz and leaving a legacy was a lifetime goal of his.

“Meatman, we know that we can’t change what has happened to you; but we are comfortable in knowing that God, Momma, Daddy, and our ancestors have finally got you back. This definitely isn’t Goodbye rather See you next lifetime. Rest on We love you!!!”

Viewing Wednesday, August 10, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6309 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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    LaWanda Spain says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure this is hard I’m praying that you find comfort in Jesus

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    Wanda Bailey says

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of your loved one. I can imagine the heaviness your heart ♥️ must feel right now. I pray that you get through this and that Demetriz and his spirit lives on forever. He will always be with you. Again I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m Nina’s mom.

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    Tenille says

    Meatman thank you for loving my cousin & your boys the way that you did. You set an example of what a great father looks like.Job well done. May you be reunited with Mrs.Elsie & Automan. We love you. Love cousin Tenille.

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    Mrs. Karen, Serena & Quint says

    To the family of Meat, I hadn’t seen you in a while, didn’t know that you were gone. You would always have a hug for me. We will truly miss you sweetheart ❤ Mrs Karen, Serena & Quint.

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    Bunkie Ryan says

    I am very sorry for your lost but always remember he is not forgotten , always in your heart with joy of love and smile’s. From my family with Love to all of you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Bunkie Ryan says

    I am very sorry for your lost but always remember he is not forgotten , always in your heart with joy of love and smile’s. From my family with Love to all of you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    The Ryan Family

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    Anesha says

    God gained an angel. You will be missed by so many. Rest well my friend

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    Skeet says

    Meatman I am so sorry 😢 you are with your parents again fly high my guy

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