Paul Gerard Chambers was born to Walterlee Chambers, née Whitehead, and Otis Chambers Sr. on September 19, 1961, in Houston, Texas. After the passing of his mother, Walterlee, Paul was reared by his aunt Rosalie Diamond-Mitchell. Paul grew up as a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Sunlight Baptist Church. Paul attended Pleasant Elementary, E.O. Smith Jr. High, and Phillis Wheatley High School.
Paul had a great love and appreciation for music. All types of music. He enjoyed being a part of the jazz, concert, and marching bands at all the schools he attended. Paul went on to attend Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU) “The Hill” in Prairie View, Texas, where he was a member and selection leader of the mellophone section. Paul, aka “Mighty Mouse,” pledged Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, and majored in Communications. Paul served as Secretary for the chapter during his years at PVAMU.
Paul married his long time friend and love of his life Violet Barbers in 1988, and to this union was born Emerald and D’Juan. Paul loved his children and worked hard to provide for them. Paul was employed with KLAS Channel 8 CBS news in Las Vegas, Nevada as a cameraman for 15 years, making many friends and leaving a great impression. After the passing of his beloved wife, Violet, Paul moved back to Houston, Texas, and Emerald and D’Juan soon joined him. Paul loved music and people. He made you feel welcomed and always had something funny to say. He enjoyed life, family, music, and friends.
Paul Chambers departed this life on September 2, 2020, reuniting with his mother Walterlee Whitehead Chambers, father Otis Chambers Sr., sister Brenda Joyce Chambers, brothers Floyd Chambers and Walter Edwards Chambers, and of course, his sweet wife, Violet.
Left to cherish his memory are his amazing children, daughter Emerald and son D’Juan Chambers, his loving sister Lavern Chambers and brother Otis Chambers, Jr., and two grandsons King and Prince Paul Thornhill.