Debra Lynn Chandler

Passed away on October 5, 2021

Debra Lynn Chandler, 67, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home in Raleigh.

Debra native to Dayton & Kettering, Ohio was born to Donald and Helen Barber.

Her accomplishments were many. She was co-valedictorian of her high school class. Debra spent several years as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Columbia, South America; worked as an analyst specializing in Latin America with the US Department of Defense in Washington DC; and later became a social worker with a practice in Alexandria, VA.

Debra received a BS in Special Education & Spanish from Eckerd College, an MA in Foreign Relations from George Washington University, and an MS in Social Work from Catholic University. She was an active member of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and a passionate advocate for rights of the handicapped. She also loved music and was an accomplished musician, playing several musical instruments.

Debra is preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Donald Barber.

Debra is survived by her daughter, Teresa Chandler; and her brothers, Jim, Dan and Don Barber.

She was a very special person who will truly be missed.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Debra's honor to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, or The Seeing Eye


9 November

Memorial Service

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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