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 Myrtice Wilma <I>Walker</I> Chancey

Myrtice Wilma Walker Chancey

Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Sep 2017 (aged 96)
Nahunta, Brantley County, Georgia, USA
Burial Patterson, Pierce County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 41935633 · View Source
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Mrs. Myrtice Wilma Walker Chancey, 96 of Patterson, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Bayview Nursing Home.

Born in Waycross, GA on August 5, 1921, she had lived in Pierce County for most of her adult life. Mrs. Chancey was a World War II Veteran having served in the US Army and the US Army Air Corp. While in the military she had been a heavy equipment test operator and was also a recruiter. Once she was married with a family, she devoted her time to being a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She would work right alongside her late husband and was the best farm hand he had. Big on family history, she was the last charter member of the Huxford Genealogical Society. Mrs. Chancey loved farm life, the military, classical music, writing poems, and above all else, she loved the Lord! She was a member of Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church but had also attended Hortense Holiness Church.

She was a daughter of the late William Amazar & Mary Ann Davis Walker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Chancey; her sister, Thelma Chancey; and by her brother, Fred Walker.

Survivors include her three daughters, Amy Chancey of Patterson, Linda Chancey of Brunswick, and Kathryn Chancey of Patterson; a grandson, Elijah Chancey of Los Angeles, CA; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chancey will be held Tuesday afternoon, October 3, 2017, at 2:00 o’clock from the Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Chancey Family Cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Chancey will be held from 1 until 2 Tuesday afternoon at the church.

Memorials may be made to Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 328 Michael Lake Road, Patterson, GA 31557.

Honorary pallbearers will be all those who served in the US Military.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.


The Blackshear Times
October 10, 2017

Myrtice Chancey led a long, fascinating life

I loved Myrtice Wilma Walker Chancey and I was “her boy.” She had known me all of my life. She was a true American hero and trailblazer, a wife, a mother, grandmother, nanny, sister, aunt, a World War II veteran and a sister in Christ Jesus.

Sister Myrtice went home to be with the Lord last week. She was 96.

Born in 1921, she moved back to the family’s roots in Offerman after her father was murdered in Fitzgerald in 1931.

After she was grown, she was in the Women’s Army Corps (WACS) and WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II and was later a recruiter. She test drove tanks that would later be sent overseas for the war effort.

She had an uncanny, Forrest Gump-like knack for falling in to things. She was a cover girl for a beach front motel in Savannah. She once danced as an extra at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She also had the chance to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. She loved horses, opera, railroading, history, chocolate milkshakes and P-I-E. She never said pie. She always spelled it out. Once while on a visit to her house, she came whirling up on her golf cart. World War II veteran ball cap on, her hair in braids, dressed like a farm wife, she said “Get in, sit down and hold on.” She meant it, too.

She and her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Chancey, raised three daughters, Amy, Linda and Kathy. All of the family served our country in the military. She adored her grandson, Elijah.

She was a long-time member of Lake Chapel Church. She was one of my biggest supporters and I am thankful she was a part of my life for so long.

On my regular Tuesday visit to see her, we had a good visit. She told me she had a cold. She had been a resident down at the rehab center in Nahunta following a severe stroke two and a half years ago.

I always got something out of going to see her. We exchanged “I love yous” as I started to leave. She wrinkled her nose at me as she always did.

I told her I would see her again in the next week.

“Call before you come, son,” she said. “I might be going home by then.”

I didn’t realize it then, but it was her goodbye. She was called away Friday afternoon.

The Lord granted her wish in a more real way than we can imagine.

• Jason Deal is a staff writer for The Blackshear Times. Reach him at

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Married May 25, 1954





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