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PATRICIA M. CHANDLER

May 25, 1944 July 4, 2016
PATRICIA M. CHANDLER
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Patricia M. Chandler was a tennis enthusiast and a fan of old Western movies, who enjoyed spoiling her children with her homemade chocolate and pound cakes. She died peacefully at home on July 4, 2016, in Michigan, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 72.
Ms. Chandler's life was marked by strength, a sense of humor and an unrelenting optimism that inspired and encouraged many. She was born Patricia Jones in Calvert County, Md. in 1944 - one of eight children raised by Gilbert and Doris Jones. She spent much of her adult life in New Jersey, raising her two children in the African-American borough of Lawnside.
Ms. Chandler was a senior project manager for the Atlantic City-based Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Her career spanned more than 20 years, during which she was instrumental in redeveloping blighted communities in South Jersey. She had also earned a license to sell real estate.
At home, she enjoyed gardening and flowers; roses and hydrangea were her favorite, and she got a kick out of watching tennis matches - especially when Venus or Serena Williams played. She would often "watch" with her sister by phone.
Ms. Chandler was known to have a sense of humor, too. She was always willing to oblige one of her grandchildren's requests, as long as they said the magic words, "Oh Gorgeous Grandma." She enjoyed making others happy with surprise packages filled with treats, or using any holiday as an excuse to decorate her home.
She is survived by her two children, Otis J. Chandler of Madison Heights, MI., and Camille Y. (Chandler) Nichols and her husband Shedrick J. Nichols of Lorton, Va.; four grandchildren, Cierra Chandler, Dawud Abdul Azeez, Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Azeez, and Fajr Abdul Azeez; three sisters, Marietta Gray, Brenda and Karen Jones, and three brothers, Ronald, Michael and Kevin Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Vaughn Jones.

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Visitation

Tuesday

12

Jul

10:00 AM 7/12/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

12

Jul

11:00 AM 7/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

12

Jul

12:30 PM 7/12/2016 12:30:00 PM
Southern Memorial Gardens

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Southern Memorial Gardens
10155 Ward Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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