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James Eddie Chandler

May 9, 1930 November 16, 2018
James Eddie  Chandler
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Obituary for James Eddie Chandler

James Eddie Chandler, 88, of Country Club Hills, Illinois departed this life on Friday, November 16, 2018 at South Suburban Hospital.

James was known by all who knew him as “Jeff” and “The Chocolate Moving Star”.

James was born on May 9, 1930 in Pheba, Mississippi; the son of Mr. Amos Chandler and Ms. Osceola Salverson.
James moved to Chicago, IL in his early years.  In 1980, James united in Holy Matrimony to the former Karen Coleman a union of 38 years. 

He was a member of the New Faith Baptist Church in Matteson, Illinois.
James retired from U.S. Steel Corporation in Chicago, Illinois.  Following his retirement, he became an entrepreneur of multiple businesses.   He had a work ethic far beyond average.  He worked tirelessly to provide for his family.  

James enjoyed traveling, but only to Mississippi.  James enjoyed and always promoted the yearly family reunions because he loved to spend time with his family. 

James also enjoyed fishing, cooking sweet potato pies, hunting, Western movies, and entertaining everyone. 

James loved his children, adored his grandchildren,  great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and cherished his wife. 

James leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife, Karen Chandler; children: Marvin (Angie) Hughes, Mavis (Charles) Pitts, Gina Chandler, Jeff Chandler,  Gloria Chandler, Derek Chandler, Rita (Alonzo) Willis, Marissa (Jerry) Cunningham, Michael (Valerie) Chandler and Monica Chandler; sister, Bobbie Ruth Guy; special grandson, Johnathan Chandler, 52 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, children: Osceola “Peaches” Mayes, George “Breet” Jackson, Maggie Chestand; siblings: Cornealious Chandler, Emmett Chandler, Fannie Holbrook, Francis Mosley, Betty Jane Morris, John Henry Chandler and Mike Chandler; nephew James Amos Chandler.  

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Buchanan-Calahan Funeral Home (6217 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

Visitation Services Friday, November 30, 2018 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Family Visitation / General Public Visitation: 3:00 p.m -6:00 p.m Carter's Mortuary Service 5598 Highway 45 SouthWest Point, Mississippi 

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at New Covenant Church 18077 Highway 46 Mantee, Mississippi 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Visitation 11:00 a.m. Funeral  Services

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