Christian Star Bids Goodbye to Slain Daughter

Chapmans remember tot accidentally killed by brother in memorial
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2008 1:51 PM CDT
Christian Star Bids Goodbye to Slain Daughter
Brian Littrell, left, and Steven Curtis Chapman perform at the Dove Awards on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn.    (Associated Press)

Christian pop star Steven Curtis Chapman and his family yesterday bid goodbye to his 5-year-old daughter in a memorial service that honored a little girl who loved to draw flowers and do dishes "buck naked," People reports. Maria Sue Chapman, one of three daughters Chapman and his wife adopted from China, was killed after her 17-year-old brother accidentally ran her over with an SUV.

"We had talked [with Maria] about what it meant to be with Jesus," Chapman said. "I had no idea how soon it was going to be, but we know she is in His amazing house." (More obituary stories.)

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