Geraldine ChandlerAugust 11, 2022
Geraldine Chandler, 101, of Jefferson City, Missouri, slipped quietly into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, August 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 19, 1921, in Ozan, Arkansas, a daughter of the late RC and Rena (McFadden) Taylor. Geraldine was united in marriage to Fred Chandler on September 14, 1940, in Gary, Indiana. She was a 1940 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana. Geraldine was a devoted homemaker and loving mother. For 25 years she served the local youth of Gary as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Geraldine was a faithful member of the First AME Church in Gary before moving her membership to Second Christian Church in Jefferson City. She belonged to the Nora F. Taylor Missionary Society (Rachel Unit), was on the stewardship board and taught Sunday school. While in Gary she was also a member of the Gary Library Club and past president of the #64 Block Club. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Geraldine is survived by her children, Rena O. Davis (Wilbert) of Jefferson City and Richard S. Chandler (Denise) of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Chandler; and sons, Fred L. and Ronald A. Chandler. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at First AME Church of Gary, Indiana, with a Home Going Celebration to begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Virgil Woods officiating. Interment following at Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First AME Church of Gary, Indiana, the American Diabetes Foundation, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.