DURHAM- Margaret Ruth Hicks Chandler, 91 of Durham died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at her residence. Born December 7, 1925 in Orange County to the late Willie Hicks and Nellie Dodson Hicks.
Margaret lived her life to the fullest. She loved her family and her many friends and she never met a stranger. Margaret found joy and contentment wherever she was in her life. She loved her 43 years of working life just as much as her retirement years. The world was a better place with her in it, and she will be sorely missed.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Polly Yates and husband, Steve of Durham and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Chandler, and by her brothers Malcolm and Oscar Hicks, and sisters Lucille Hicks and Francis Ham.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Olive Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Wheeler and Rev. Hugh O’Shield officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Olive Branch Baptist Church prior to service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, 123 Olive Branch Road, Durham, NC 27703.
The Chandler family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com ; Select obituaries