We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kelsey Funeral Home
Sybil Marie Huntley Chandler to her Heavenly Home. She was born September 18, 1929, in Stanly County, North Carolina, and was the daughter of the late Kathleen Huntley Montague and Archie Carpenter. Sybil enriched our lives and always brightened our days. She was loving, kind and embraced others with compassion as she traveled along the way. Sybil was unforgettable and her memory will remain forever in our hearts and in our thoughts.
She attended the Stanly County public schools and graduated from West Badin High School Class of 1948, Badin, North Carolina. She often remarked that her greatest profession was a homemaker and mother to her children. Sybil was an excellent seamstress. Her greatest ‘claim to fame’ was making draperies for the celebrity and news anchor, Barbara Walters.
A believer, Sybil was a member of First Baptist Church, Badin, where she was ‘Church Mother’. She was a devoted member until health challenges limited her participation. Never idle, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, solving crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother to her children and best friend to her sister, Marion.
Together again, Sybil has joined her parents; husband, Dorsey Chandler Jr.; children: Barbara Apperwhite, Marcelle Huntley, and James Chandler; grandson, Dwight Grayer Jr; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Hinson; step-son, Larry Chandler; stepfather, Fred Montague; and special friends, Odessa Gatewood and Edith Smith , in a place we are told is perfect in every way.
Sybil’s bright light will continue to shine in our hearts. She will be missed, and her memory cherished by her daughters: Katherine (Charles) Peoples; Anita (Reverend Frank) Butler Jr., and Annette (Dwight) Grayer Sr.; son, Dexter Chandler; stepdaughter, Claudia Chandler; fifteen grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; sister, Marion H. Thompson; brother, Ollie (Thelma) Carpenter; son-in-law, Carl Apperwhite; brother-in-law, Robert Chandler; special friends: Lucille Little, Vera McLendon, Sadie Knight, and Eula Lewis; a host of other relatives and friends.