Chambers, Julius Alvin

Julius Alvin Chambers

August 12, 1945 - July 23, 2020

Julius Alvin Chambers, age74, of Murphy, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2020.  Julius was born August 12, 1945 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Henry Chambers and Ruth (Tilley) Chambers.  He joined the U.S. Navy in 1963.  He married Bettie Johnson on August 3, 1968 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Julius was a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge.

Prior to graduating from Southern University, he was an apprentice with The Morning Newspaper, becoming the first African American to receive this honor of certification as a printer.  As his career advanced the move to Texas was imminent.  At that time, he begin and retired his career as Procurement Manager in the telecommunications industry.

Julius was a member of St. Marks Catholic church where he was an usher and served on various committees. He was a  member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Iota Iota Chapter in Plano, Texas; and Plano Community Forum. Special recognitions received from the President of Collin County Community College, and the Mayor of Plano, Texas.

Most of all, he had a love of life. Bowling, Music (gospel and jazz) and the Dallas Cowboys. Missed his calling as a comedian.  Always bringing joy and laughter.  The moments spent with family were unforgettable. Especially, the grandkids, who were the angels of his eyes.  

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Chambers of Murphy, Texas; daughter and his pride and joy, Tekoa (Sidney) Monzingo of Wylie, Texas; sons, Derrin Chambers (Michelle) of Grand Prairie, Texas; Audwin Chambers (Rose) of Allen, Texas; ten grandchildren, Alexxus Chambers, Arianna Chambers, Auldynn Chambers, Anthony Carlock, Ray Garza Jr., Kameryn Chambers, Julius Chambers, II, Reese Chambers, Ava Monzingo, Henry Monzingo; three grandkids that he took under his wings, MJ Harper, Malcom Harper, Makayla Harper;  three sisters, Audrey Bean of Pittsburg, California, Carolyn Stringfellow of Richmond, California and Constance Robinson of Richmond, California; two brothers, Donald Chambers of Richmond, California and Lloyd Chambers of San Jose, California; aunt, Frances Stewart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and a host of other family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Freddie Chambers and Henry Chambers.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Julius’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Julius and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A private final rite ceremony will be held at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

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Our DEEPEST Sympathy, love and prayers to you family!! Julius was an AMAZING person, entirely!! We love you all dearly!! Johnta and Latasha Hebert , August 4, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with The Chambers Family. Every time I spoke Or saw PaChambers he was so pleasant and sweet! He was always smiling! I know he is watching over his family in heaven. RIH. Melissa Burton, August 4, 2020 My prayers for your family during this time and that you find peace that he is in heaven and will forever live on in your hearts! Mona Thomas, August 4, 2020 So so sorry. Rest in Heaven with the Angels Dir. My deepest condolences to the family.
Lena oneal, August 3, 2020 Derrin and Michelle, In the few years that we were brought together through OCBF and our growing friendship through married-life, we want you to know that our hearts are with you as you honor the life of your father. We know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great, but more importantly we celebrate that this loss is Heaven's gain. We continually lift you and your family up in prayer and ask God's peace to surround you. Love, Ryan and Sha Eaves Ryan and Sha Eaves, August 2, 2020 My condolences to the family in the loss of my friend Julius A Chambers. I have know Julius since 1977 when I began work at TI. Julius was one of the first Black managers that I met there. He guided me through many challenging times, and he was a mentor to me, whether he knew it or not. He was one to be emulated. He was a brother to me even before he joined Omega Psi Phi, where we became Brothers for a second time. I will miss his welcoming smile and welcoming demeanor. Julius meant a lot to me, and he will be missed. Rest in Peace, and enjoy your time with God. See you on the other side.
William H Cogwell III, July 31, 2020 It was our honor and privilige to serve our community along side Brother Julius Chambers as a member and officer of the Plano Community Forum. Julius was a leader easy to follow because his faith-based commitment to service to God, to country and to community was demonstrated more in his walk than his talk. His wit and sense of humor often helped to create an awesome work environment for PCF members to achieve their high goals, especially scholarships for local high school students. We all will celebrate his life because we know Julius has earned his restful peace with God. Well done, Julius! You will be missed. Don & T.J. Drs. Don & T. J. Johnson, July 31, 2020 Deeply regret not being there for your home going. Sending condolences to the family. Julius, we'll be together forever in the after life. Don't forget to give a kiss to MaDear. Audrey Bean, July 31, 2020 Bro. Chambers, I know you are home resting with your Heavenly Father. You will truly be missed. But, now we have an Angel watching over us and this wonderful Organization Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Lloyd Samuel , July 31, 2020 God bless you for all you have done for so many. Rest well!! Crystal Sims , July 31, 2020 Julius was a joy to be around with his ready smile and kind disposition. I will miss him. I am extending my sincere condolences for his family and friends. May we all learn by his example in kindness and courage. Lloyd Shaw, July 31, 2020 Julius was truly an amazing man, and positively touched the soul of everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by all of us at St. Mark’s who had the pleasure of serving with him. Thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends, He will always remain in our hearts. Dave and Mary Hunchik Dave Hunchik, July 31, 2020 Thank you for being a great role model! You will be missed. Much love and condolences. Boogie Charles Dabney , July 31, 2020 Julius and I worked together at Xerox in Purchasing in Dallas and Fremont,Can. We often rode to work together and had a great friendship. Julius was one of the nicest and most humble person that I know. My prayers go out to Betty and their family. Rest in Peace! John Minley, July 30, 2020 To my dearly beloved brother whom I will miss so much love you julius. Donald Chambers , July 30, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with the family of our good brother Julius. May God bless you all. Daryl Brown, July 30, 2020 Julius will be missed for all he has done and by all who came in contact with him. May he rest in peace. Prayers for the family , and may God comfort you during the time. Earl & Barbara Simpkins, July 30, 2020 Condolences from the hearts and souls of the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and especially from Alpha Iota Iota Chapter. "Ring those bells for our dear departed brother. Let him know we love (we love) him so. Bow down Ques! Now all together, Ques have brought the best (the very best) men home." With sincere sympathy to wife, Bettie Chambers, family, and friends. William L. Green, July 30, 2020 Will miss you. Love you.
Stella marsh, July 29, 2020 Lost one of my very best friends.
Roy Bales, July 29, 2020 He is among the angels. Lorenzo Brown, July 28, 2020 It is my prayer that God will strengthen you doing this time of Bereavement. I have known Bettie and Julius all of my childhood and will never forget the times that we have enjoyed each other. "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning". PATRICIA JOHNSON STEWART, July 28, 2020 I worked with Julius for several years on the St. Mark Fall Festival Committee. I always loved his presence and willingness to take on tasks big and small to help the church. He also always had that great, warm smile of greeting at every meeting. That is what made him so perfect for ushering as well. I loved seeing his steady presence at Mass. It was such a shock that morning when he rolled up for Mass in 2015 and parked a little funny. Turns out he had suffered a stroke while driving but the angels guided him safely into a parallel spot along Alma! I only knew him in his later years but he was an inspirational example of a good, Christian man and I was so blessed to know him. I know the family will miss him dearly as we all do. Rest in Peace. Claudine Humphries, July 28, 2020 We send out our prayers to the Chambers-Henderson family! Our hearts also feel the hurt that you’re experiencing. Please know that we are here for you and your family. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Rev. Tommy and Sheryl Ned
Tommy Ned, July 28, 2020 To my friend, you were a true blessing from GOD. We're so happy to have shared a few years of life with you. You will be missed, but certainly not forgotten. Lovingly from your friend and brother, Sat Horace & Sue Satisfield, July 28, 2020 Many Prayers and Blessings to you and the family. Darrell Hazley , July 28, 2020 Hugs family and friends, such a very nice, sweet man who was loved by many.. Rose so sorry for y’all loss. Love Lisa Rodriguez family! Lisa Rodriguez, July 28, 2020