She is the daughter of Ray Allen Ledford who preceded her in death on May 21, 2009. The granddaughter of late Brownlow and Addie Davis Ledford and the late Frank and Annie Whaley. She was also preceded by a special aunt, Dorothy Sue Ledford Light.
Left to cherish her life include her beloved husband Mike Chandler; Mother, Betty Ledford; Sister, Carol Ann Bailey and husband Wayne. Children, Ben Jones and Alison, Derek and Stephanie Cartozzo, Colt Collins, April, Michael, Lilly and Whitley. Two nieces; Sara and Shane Malone, Amy and Daniel Engle, and many special cousins and friends.
Connie was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and attended Milligan College, majoring in music and business administration. After college, she worked as a secretary to the late Carl A Jones of the JC Press. She loved playing piano and received several awards for her musical talent.
Always a devoted Christian, she was a member of Ninth St Baptist Church for many years and loved the youth department. After marriage, she moved to Johnson City and was involved with the JC Church of God. After returning to Erwin, it was her and husband Mike’s desire to join Southside Free Will Baptist Church where her sister, Carol and husband Wayne are members and her grandparents were longtime members. However, many years of illness prevented her from attending.
A memorial service will be held at Southside Free Will Baptist in Erwin, July 7 at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Church Building Fund or Ninth St Church General Fund.