A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Lejeson Chatman was born on March 26, 1940 in Pittsview, Russell County, Alabama to the late Willie Lee Chatman and Mary Lee Upshaw Johnson. He was educated in public school systems in Alabama and Georgia. He was a 1959 graduate of Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia. Following graduation he moved to Chicago, Illinois and gained employment with the Ford Motor Company. While in Chicago he attended the University of Chicago. On December 18, 1964 Lejeson was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country proudly in the Vietnam War where he received several medals and awards including the Marksman Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Following his honorable discharge, Lejeson made his way back to Georgia. He first settled in Columbus, Georgia where he became an owner of a local night club. He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he worked in the fields of insurance and real estate. He was also self-employed as a Electrical Contractor.
He leaves to cherish his memories: seven siblings, Willie Mae Jackson, Evelyn Spencer (Retired Sgt Major Robert), Armarie Johnson Wooden, Buena Vista, Georgia, Gladys Boykin all of Columbus, Georgia, Curlie Johnson (Inez), Lexington, South Carolina, Patricia Thrash (Retired Sgt. Latimer) and Reverend Walter Lee Johnson all of Columbus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends including a devoted friend, Frieda Richardson.