More than a thousand people come out to remember a local businessman.
Chef Orland Chapman, 49, died Sept. 24 of a cardiac event.
His Homegoing Service was held Saturday at the Shreveport Convention Center. Chapman was the owner of Brother's Seafood in Shreveport and Bossier.
"He was the best guy I ever met, you know in my life. He inspired me, he taught me a lot, "said Darelyn Washington, one of Chapman’s employees.
He was a member of the Shreveport Ebony Golfers, the Wild Bunch Bikers Club, and a member of the Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral. He was in training to be a deacon.
Chapman leaves behind his mother Bettie Chapman, and three sons – Damien, Orlando, and Adam.
He's buried at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
There's a scholarship fund set up at the Shreveport Federal Credit Union in his honor. It's to help those interested in going to culinary school fulfill their dreams.
So far, more than $15,000 has been collected.