Lost Bible recovered

by Lindy Oller

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Ella Chapman is happy to have her lost Bible returned. 


The story of Newnan resident Ella Chapman’s lost Bible has a happy ending.

Chapman traveled in her wheelchair to the Charter Bank on Salbide Avenue with her partner Derrick Pippins on May 13. She was getting a cashier’s check to give to the Newnan Housing Authority so her family could move into an apartment. She slipped the check inside her Bible.

Somewhere between the bank and her home, the Bible fell out of Chapman’s wheelchair. Pippins retraced their steps, but the Bible was nowhere to be found. It contained precious family mementos.

The cashier’s check was taken by someone to the Newnan Housing Authority offices on Thursday. Later that day, Chapman received a phone call from NHA that her Bible had been found.

The only thing Chapman knows about the person who dropped off her Bible at the authority offices off East Broad Street is that she is a woman.

Chapman’s Bible, which was originally given to her by the woman who adopted two of her children who had serious health issues, was only missing a couple of pressed flowers. Chapman is glad to have her Bible back with her.

Even though Chapman does not know who brought her Bible back, she wants the person to know how much this act of kindness means to her and her family.

“I greatly appreciate it from the depths of my heart,” Chapman said.

Chapman’s family pictures and mementos are back safe and sound.



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