May 4, 1944 - December 3, 2021
Faye Penton Chandler, age 77, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on December 3, 2021, with her family by her side. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, affectionately called "Ma" by her grandbabies, and a Christian. She loved the Lord and her family with her entire heart. She was born on May 4, 1944, to Jesse and Grace Penton in Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from Escambia High School in 1962, she married Charles Mitchell Chandler. After living in Germany, where Mitchell was stationed during his service in the Army, for over a year, Faye resided in Pensacola. She is preceded in death by her father, Jesse "Jack" Franklin Penton, Jr.; mother, Grace Davis Penton Bratcher; and sister, Joan Lucille McLeod (Bill). She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Mitchell Chandler; son, Chuck Chandler (Lisa); daughter, Allison Simila (Ed); grandchildren, Tess Simila Bogue (Patrick), Kaitlyn Simila, and Brooke Simila; one great grandchild, Theodore Chandler Bogue; and many nieces and nephews. Faye worked for the Escambia County School District for 25 years. She was a teacher's aide at Montclair Elementary, librarian assistant and teacher's aid at Oakcrest Elementary, and, for the majority of her career, a school secretary at Pleasant Grove Elementary. Faye enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, spending time with family, puzzles, playing Scrabble, traveling, and crossword puzzles. The joy of her life was her three granddaughters. She and Mitchell loved to travel to visit Allison and Ed because that was where the grandbabies were! They have traveled all the way to Maine, Texas, Chicago, and Virginia to visit and be a huge part of the girls' lives. Faye and Mitchell also loved to travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and enjoyed many trips up to the Smoky Mountains. Faye was a fabulous cook, and enjoyed making many meals for her family, friends and relatives. She always welcomed the opportunity to feed a whole crowd! Her signature dish was her delicious lasagna, and signature dessert was her famous Red Velvet Cake. Faye and Mitchell worked together to create her very own cookbook, and if you have one of these prized cookbooks, you are lucky! Faye loved her family so much and was happiest when we were all together. The service will be held at Faith Chapel South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 11:00 am. Family will be welcomed from 9:30-10:00 am, and friends from 10:00-11:00 am. Burial services at NAS Barrancas will be at 1:00 pm. If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Faye Chandler to samaritanspurse.org. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com.
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