Delores Chambliss, 78, passed away on April 30, 2020, in Memphis, TN. She was born to Johnnie Bell Dandridge and Esker Golden in South Bend, Indiana where she resided most of her life.
Delores was preceded in death by both of her parents, Johnnie Bell Dandridge and Esker Golden and Addlee Mitchell who raised her after the death of her parents, alone with Alonzo Poindexter Sr., three sisters; Lavada Poindexter, Barbara Poindexter Lark, and Donzella Rhodes, as well as by her brothers, Esker L. Golden, Tommie Poindexter, Jimmy Poindexter, Raymond Poindexter and Wesley Poindexter. She was also proceeded in death by her “Special Cousin,” Michael A. Dandridge.
Delores is survived by three daughters; Terry Covington (David) of Indianapolis, IN, Jacquelyn Williams and Constance Williams both of Dallas, TX, Sterling Williams and Shawn (Rakea) Sanders both of South Bend, IN and a God daughter Carmen Jennings of Atlanta, GA; God son Reginald Carr of Miami, FL; two sisters Avis (Charles) Taylor and Sheila ( William) Taylor; four brothers Alonzo Poindexter Jr., Michael (Lynn) Poindexter both of South Bend, IN, David (Terry) Poindexter of Indianapolis, IN, Calvin Poindexter, South Bend, IN, David Colemen of Memphis, TN and a Sister-in-law Gwen Golden also of Memphis, TN; Fourteen grandchildren, Torrene Williams-Ivy, LeVelle Sanders, LaShaunda and LaVarus Williams, Sha’Mara and San’Trea Sanders, Shawn’Ta Sanders, Devonte Williams, Shamarie Williams, Mikayla and Jeremy Simpson, Turkesha and Jasmine Poindexter, Jaden Cosey and Da’Shawn Sanders; nine great grandchildren.
Delores graduated from Central High School in South Bend, IN and worked at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, IN where she retired after 32 years of service. She also worked at Acme cleaning service part-time for 10 years. Delores was a caring and giving mother, sister, grandmother and friend who would help anyone in need. She is already greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched including very special friends: Denice Dickens, Joann Winters, and Irene Washington; a special sister-in-law Gwen Golden, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Delores will be remembered by her family and friends for her love to help people, travel, host events and talking on the telephone.
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