September 23, 1942 – March 06, 2019
Barbara (Joan) Mitts Chancey–our “Granny” and to her beloved friends, warmly “Barb” daughter of the late Lloyd and Olive (Johnson) Mitts of Pennsylvania was born in Connellsville, PA on September 23, 1942. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches, GA. She has lived in Suches, GA for the last 19 years and Jupiter, FL for 40+ years prior. Barb was a talented cosmetologist, serving clients/friends in Florida and Georgia for over 30 years. She touched many lives through her love of people and hairdressing. She was a graduate of the Legal Career Institute in West Palm Beach, FL and worked as a paralegal for nearly 10 years before her retirement. She was devoted to family, and played a very important role in raising all four of her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, travel, music, and time with family. She peacefully left this temporary home to join her Heavenly Father on March 5, 2019 following a swift and valiant battle with Leukemia.
Granny’s warmth, humor, kindness, tenderness, strength, loyalty, and fiery spirit will be fondly remembered by all blessed to know and love her. Her legacy of love and light will be carried on through her son Lawrence A. Chancey, Sr. of Suches, GA, her grandsons Christopher Chancey of Suches, GA, Lawrence A. Chancey, Jr. of Cleveland, GA, Matthew A. McCutcheon and wife Sarah McCutcheon of Cleveland, GA, her granddaughter Amanda L. Bales and husband Cory Bales of Yulee, FL and her 6 great grandchildren: Champ and Ansley McCutcheon, and Lindsay, Madison, Sam, & Lily Bales, as well as her siblings Ronald Mitts of PA, and Jeannie Woodfin of FL, and her nieces and nephews as well.
A viewing service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m at Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533. For those that wish to do so Flowers are welcome, and any donations that wish to be made on Barbara’s behalf can be directed to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.