Keon Chatman


Keon Eugene Chatman ,29, of Columbus Ohio departed from this earth on the morning of February 8th 2018. Keon was born on a Tuesday November 29th 1988 to Carma (Belcher) Mitchell and Connie “Eugene” Chatman. He was a 2008 graduate of South High School and Northwest Career Center and subsequently enlisted in the United States Army. Before starting basic training Keon married Candace Smith of Columbus, Ohio.

Keon was equipped with a ‘can do attitude’ and after serving his country he moved on to discover his place in this world. He set out to seize every opportune moment while seeking to live his ideal life with fervor.

Keon was a loving open-hearted son that never neglected family duties whether it was just a phone call/text or hanging out. He had an infectious smile that would send warm rays through a room and no matter the situation he was persistent is moving forward in his life.

Keon prided himself on being a strong and engaged fulltime father to his children. Spending time playing, laughing ,and creating fond memories wasn’t a duty to him but a honored privilege. The essence of being a loving father illuminated his being in a majestic way. His demeanor and light- hearted attitude will be felt through his children for years to come.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandfather Charles Dukes Sr., maternal great-grandparents Vivian and Robert Belcher and great-grandmother Neva Chatman.

He is survived by his wife ,Candace Smith-Chatman; daughter, Serenity Chatman, Tacoma, Washington; daughter, Miyleea Chatman, Columbus, Ohio; his step-daughter, Tashionna Dishmon, Columbus, Ohio; 3 brothers, LaKee Chatman, Columbus, Ohio, Kam’Ron Belcher, University Heights, Ohio, Tyree Green(Dashanna) of Columbus, Ohio , 2 sisters Keonna Smith, Columbus, Ohio; Tanae Manago North Carolina; his mother Carma Mitchell and step-father Douglas Mitchell of University Heights, Ohio; his father Connie Eugene Chatman of Columbus, Ohio, 2 uncles Christopher(Danielle) Belcher of Chicago, IL, Charles Dukes Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, 4 aunts Teresa Dukes, Dorothy Ann Dukes, Jannifer Dukes and Stephanie Dukes all residing in Columbus, Ohio, maternal grandmother Karen Belcher and grandfather Samuel Guice of Columbus, Ohio and paternal grandmother Dorothy Nell Dukes and a host of extended family and friends including special friend Le’Terika McNair.

Viewing 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Sorry for taken of a young man to soon you sever our country and we will love you allway cousin your family will miss you gone to soon from Columbus Georgia Dena Toney and marthree Chatmon your cousin R.I.P

  2. christopher belcher

    he was a vibrate soul, a loving brother, loving son, and nephew, a caring grandson. he had a love for his family that will last generations.
    you will be missed but never ever forgotten.

    love you nephew

  3. Diane Garrison-Lacey

    My condolences go out to the family of Leon Chatman. May he rest peacefully. Fly high. I am praying for the family.

  4. Barbara and Charles Carmon

    Prayers for my sister kb, cj and the rest of the family. We are so sorry for your lost. We love u all and ate here if u need us

  5. Barbara and Charles Carmon

    Prayers for my sister kb, cj and the rest of the family. We are so sorry for your lost. We love u all and are here if u need us

  6. Danielle Peavy-Belcher

    I will miss our conversations Keon , we decided years ago to be honest with each other and no judgement. If men our measured by their good intentions then Keon set the bar. Carma,Gene, and family let’s remember to celebrate all the chances God gives us. My deepest condolences . Rest well nephew.

  7. To the family and friends of Keon Chatman, you don’t know me, however, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to each of you.

    The death of a love one can bring all of us much pain and sorrow. May the words found at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 be of comfort to you, it says, “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”

    May each of you allow Gods comforting words to sustain you.


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