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Paulette Bray Chandler

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2017
Paulette Bray Chandler, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

She was born June 18, 1927 in Halifax County and resided in Hampton since 1994. She was the daughter of the late Burnette E. Bray Sr. and Leanna M. Bray.

She attended college at JMU and Duke, receiving her nursing degree to become a registered nurse with a career of over 40 years.

Nursing and being a mother was her true calling with her having a heart of gold along with a kind and giving nature and loving free spirit. Her love touched many, her presence will never fade and will be solely missed by her family and many friends.

Ms. Pat is survived by her children, Janet and Gary McGraw and Susan Chandler which were her pride and joys. She is also survived by her grandchildren Erica, Elizabeth, Patrick and Adam, great grandchildren Nelida and Kinleigh and two nephews Mike and Mitch Bray.

She was predeceased by her sister, Lula Cockerill, two brothers Burnette E. Bray, Jr. and John Lee Bray, lifelong partner Thomas B. Chandler and a nephew A. Bray Cockerill.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church in Nathalie.

In lieu of flowers make a memorial donation to the church’s gravesite fund or in her kinship of kindness give of yourself or help to others in need.

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