Leland Chapman's Wife Jamie Pilar Shares a Heartfelt Poem in Tribute to Her Mother-in-Law Beth
Beth Chapman's daughter-in-law took a poetic route as she shared a tribute to the deceased reality star. "God saw you getting tired," it opened.
Beth Chapman sadly passed recently and left behind tons of family and friends. On Sunday, Jamie Pilar expressed words of grief in the form of a sweet poem entitled "HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST."
It began by saying, "God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be; So he put his arms around you, And whispered, 'Come to me.' " The photo was captured from Pilar's Instagram story by Pop Culture.
"With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away; Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."
The mournful poem followed Saturday's memorial and another post which Pilar shared as she remembered her late mother-in-law. In it, she described her "first tough love experience" which came courtesy of Beth.
The post featured a picture of Beth speaking to Pilar around an island in their home. She wrote in the caption that Beth threw in "a few extra punches just for good measure" before assuring her that she "had a place in this family and didn't need to fight for it."
Beth didn't only allow the family to be part of her life, but she also shared a large part of herself on the small screen alongside husband Duane "The Dog" Chapman from 2004 to 2012. Additionally, fans filled the beach for her memorial on Saturday.
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Beth taught me my first tough love experience when I joined the family. As we know, sometimes when Mrs. C shows tough love, she can throw in a few extra punches just for good measure😆. Through it all, she still told me I had a place in this family and I didn’t need to fight for it. I needed that. And in this moment I realized how much I was going to need her in my life. This photo was taken when she said that to me. I was glad @janebond2.0 took this photo. I kept it hidden away, and many times since then I’d look back at this photo just to remember that moment. It still takes my breath away thinking about it. @janebond2.0 knew it too! She knew I’d always want to remember this. I tried so so hard during this moment not to cry. I was trembling to keep the tears back. I replay it in my mind all the time. So I want to say thank you Beth for being there for me. Thank you for giving me a chance and welcoming me into the family. Thank you for all the guidance you gave to me. There’s so much more I’m going to need so It’s been hard to come to the realization that I can’t pick up the phone and talk to you. You’d always know what to say. That’s going to be the hardest part. Thank you for the many fun memories you gave me. Thank you for being my friend. And thank you most of all for making me feel loved. Just thank you for everything. Absolutely everything. I know you’re watching over us and will be with us wherever we go, but man I sure do miss you.💔
The event was held at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Fans were freely allowed to record as Duane, Beth's daughter Cecily, and others gave speeches to honor her.
Even more fans will be able to say goodbye to Beth in another memorial to be held in Colorado. The late reality star reportedly told her family exactly what she wanted to be done upon her passing and they are attempting to carry it all out.
Beth passed away at age 51 on June 26 in Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center. She was battling throat cancer for a second time since its return in November 2018. Her family surrounded her when she left us with a legacy of love.