Albert Erroll Chavis, 66, affectionately known as “Puddin,” transitioned from this life on April 12, 2022. He was born February 23, 1956 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the late Elma Ree Chavis and Albert Erroll Chavis, Sr.
Puddin was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended Virginia Beach Public Schools. Puddin had various jobs throughout his life. He was considered a “Jack of all trades” because he could do all kinds of different task and work from landscaping, cleaning, building, and repairing. He has always been on time whenever anyone needed help and never said “no” when it came to helping. He loved helping and assisting the homeless.
Puddin was not only a fisherman for God when it came to witnessing and testifying about the goodness of God and where the Lord brought him from but was also no novice to being a fisherman of natural fish. Regardless of the weather he could be found at Rudee Inlet fishing and loved to fry them and feed family and friends. It was nothing to see him riding down Virginia Beach Blvd on his bike with his fishing equipment attached headed to the pier.
He was a dedicated member of The Upper Room Church on the Rock COGIC where he served as the Chairman Deacon. He began first under the leadership of Elder William H. Perry and later Elder Lovell Ford. He loved God, his pastors, and his church family. He was dedicated to the upkeep of the church and driving the church van. He was a prayer warrior and loved praising God. After receiving his cancer diagnosis, he didn’t lose his praise or faith in God. Whenever asked about how things were going, he would respond, “I’m not worried, I gave it to God.” Or “God got me.” He praised God until the end, and it was evident that he was at PEACE.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Annette Reddick Chavis; two daughters: Chanel Jones-Humphrey and Jessica Chavis; one granddaughter: Ashley Hudson; one sister: Bernice Pope; five stepdaughters: Angela Reddick, Teresa Reddick, Keisha Reddick, Sheri Reddick, and Tasha Reddick; step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
He was predeceased in death by his parents: Elma Chavis and Albert Chavis, Sr.; one son: Clifton Harper; four sisters: Sharon Chavis, Patricia Chavis, Chanel Chavis and Vicki Bond; one brother: Aaron ‘Bay Bay” Chavis; one granddaughter: Laia Miles; first wife: Inez Chavis; one stepdaughter: Vicki Reddick; paternal and maternal grandparents.