Chandler Coates Whitley

Chandler Coates Whitley was born Dec. 12, 1946, in Baton Rouge, and died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She is survived by a son, Mark (Delia) Whitley; daughter, Patriece (Lonnie) Whitley-Brand; siblings, Aline Vaughn, Sedley (Jesse) Roach, Eugene (Bobbie) Coates, Suzan Lancaster, Leslie Coates, the Rev. Roderick J. Coates, S.S.J., and Matthew Poydras; half-brother, the Rev. Gregory Coates; half- sister, Tanga Valentine; grandchildren, Delmar, Alexandria, Roderick, Demarcus and Lonnie; aunt, Rosemary DeConge; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Leander and Myrtle Coates; and brother, the Rev. Leander Coates Jr. Chandler was a 1964 graduate of McKinley Sr. High School and later graduated from Capital Area Nursing School. She retired from nursing after 34 years of service. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Visitation Friday, July 26, at 8 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 9 a.m., and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Desselle Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Desselle Funeral Home - Baton Rouge
263 Eddie Robinson Sr. Dr.  Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 383-8891

Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 24 to July 25, 2013