Jean Ann Chandler, 74

Jean Ann Chandler, 74, of Pittsville, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was born in Selbyville, Del., to the late Earl Wells Sr. and Mildred Smith Wells.

Chandler was a self-employed poultry farmer. She enjoyed shopping, taking cruises, eating, traveling, playing games, gardening, cooking and family dinners. Her door was always open, and she would usually have plenty to eat for whoever might stop by. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Chandler was preceded in death by her first husband, George E. Banks Sr., in 1971; a stepson, James Chandler; and two sisters, Mildred Stevenson and Juanita Davis. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Stanley “Freddie” Chandler, of Pittsville, Md.; five children, Teresa Wilkerson and her husband, John, of Horntown, Va., George Banks Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, of Willards, Md., Brenda Hill of Fruitland, Md., Barbara Banks and her fiancé, Scott Fleming, of Pittsville, Md., and Donnie Seaton and his wife, Ashlyn, of Delmar, Md.; four stepchildren, Dennis Chandler of Willards, Md., Jeff Chandler of Pittsville, Md., Steve Chandler of Pittsville, Md., and Bryan Chandler and his wife, Tonya, of Parsonsburg, Md.; a brother, Earl Wells Jr., and his wife, Maryjane, of Princess Anne, Md.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her canine friend Sparky, and her cats.

A funeral service was scheduled for Nov. 12, 2016, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del., with burial will follow in the Dagsboro’s Redmen Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Farmer’s Bank of Willards; 7322 Main St.; Willards, MD 21874. Condolences may be sent online at