Willie Gus Boland Chancy, 91, of Wacissa, moved to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from the Margaret Dozier House at Big Bend Hospice.
Born on May 19, 1928, she was a lifelong resident of Wacissa and member of the Wacissa Pentecostal Holiness Church, serving her church as a board member, Sunday School teacher, and faithful participant in women’s ministry. She loved “the Lord Jesus Christ” and today her great faith is confirmed.
She graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1945, married T. H. “Buck” Chancy in 1947 and began her life as his wife of 43 years. She was a loving mother and homemaker, retiring from the State of Florida Comptroller’s Office after 35 years in 1993. She was proud of being a state employee and enjoyed her time of service there.
She loved to cook for her family and prepare meals on Sunday after church. She looked forward to all “the children” being home for Christmas and the reading of the Christmas story before lunch on Christmas Day. Many around the community were the grateful recipients of her famous blonde brownies. An avid crossword puzzler, camellia grower, family historian, and a proud Seminole.
She was predeceased by her father and mother, Pinkney and Ethel Boland; husband T. H. Chancy, Sr.; and sisters, Edna Brittle and Hilda Cannon.
She is survived by her children, Pamela C. Fendrick (Tony), T. H. (Bobo) Chancy, Jr. (Kim), and Pinki C. Jackel; grandchildren Pamela Fluor (Jack), Anton Fendrick (Staci), Erin Deadwyler (Dallas), Shelley Chancy, T. H. (Ty) Chancy, III, William Jackel, Sr., Nick Flynt (Caroline), and Ryan Flynt (Magdalene); great grandchildren, Presley Fluor, Twins Lilli and Maci Fendrick, Emi Rose Fendrick, Chancy Deadwyler, Anna Deadwyler, Delaney Deadwyler, Dallas Deadwyler, William “Buck” Jackel,II, Nicholas Flynt, Caroline Flynt, Julie Flynt, Jacob Flynt, and Ayla Flynt; siblings, Madge McLeod, Joy Howard, and Charles Boland; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Wacissa Pentecostal Holiness Church, 152 Tram Road, Wacissa, on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. with interment at Beth Page Cemetery to immediately follow. All are invited to join us as we celebrate our mother’s life.
Contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, in her memory.
Rocky Bevis and Breanna Green of Bevis Funeral Home are assisting the family with their arrangements.