Our Lord called Dorothy Dorene Ball Jordan Chandler home on November 6, 2020 after a long and courageous struggle with Parkinson’s.
Mom’s favorite quote and one she lived by: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “. – Erma Bombeck
Born to Everett and Elizabeth Ball August 24,1947 in Deport, Texas. She was first a daughter and then a sister to Virginia Ball Pryor.
Dorothy then broke the rule “never have more children than you have a car window for”. She and Billy were Momma & Daddy to Lynn Jordan Bates, NeeLey Jordan and Christopher Jordan, therefore, someone had to sit in the middle. These were challenging times. We obviously survived and flourished with Momma’s continued coaching. That coaching was not always an even tone, albeit we survived.
In her efforts to use all her talents that God had blessed her with, Dorothy used her degree from ETSU in education to teach home economics for Saltillo ISD. She cherished all her students and enjoyed every minute.
In the meantime, Dorothy and Virginia raised their children together so there was that “more kids than car windows”. Because they raised their children together the children truly didn’t understand that they were cousins and not all siblings.
Dorothy was not only a schoolteacher, but she also owned a flower shop in Mount Vernon. She loved cooking peanut patties for fundraisers, everyone having breakfast together at the dining room table, mandatory time in the garden digging vegetables and obligatory sewing time at the grandparents. On Sunday afternoons time was spent with grandparents where Dorothy’s mother always cooked fried chicken.
Dorothy went on to work for Neiman Marcus in the training and development department. Not enough in her free spirit, she went on to travel the country with her husband Glenn hauling trailers. Dorothy’s love of travel came from her Dad, Everett, as he was always on the go.
Once retired, Dorothy and Glenn enjoyed time with their children and grandchildren with many trips and family time.
God leaves on this Earth to continue Dorothy’s journey her husband, Glenn Chandler: children, Lynn Jordan Bates, NeeLey Jordan, Christopher Jordan and partner, Wendy; five grandchildren, Myra Hollingsworth, Savannah Hollingsworth, Riley Jordan, Gunner Jordan and Kaylen Jordan; three great grandchildren, Addison, Koltyn and Hollis; sister, Virginia Ball Pryor; niece, Elaine Pryor; great nephew and niece Mackinley Pryor and Ginnalyn Pryor; great great niece Blaklee Pryor; brother-in-law,,Galen Chandler and wife, Robin; Nephew, Cody Chandler and wife, Lindsay; Niece, Stacy Ihnken and husband, Jason and their children, Kason, Emerie, and Payton; and nephew, Jeff Chandler and wife, Tiffany.
The family will hold a visitation from 10:00am to 12:00PM at Collvins Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, November 14, 2020 with graveside services following at 12:00PM at Mount Vernon City Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Texas.
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