February 11, 1962 ~ January 15, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Marilyn Marie Chandler was born on February 11, 1962 in Denver, Colorado to parents William H. Chandler and Elsie S. Chandler. She grew up in a loving home where she shared a memorable childhood with her older sisters, Donna Dixon and Cheryl Nevins, and older brother Myron Chandler.

Marilyn attended Denver Public Schools. As a little girl she was raised in the Church of God in Christ her foundation was built in church and she truly believed, loved, and knew God.

Marilyn was kind, loving, and a caring person, who loved to take care of people and mostly children. Her passion was caring for children, she worked in the childcare industry, she would always have someone’s children even before she had her own. Her spirit was naturally nurturing, and she was selfless she would care for the world before she cared for herself, and she wouldn’t let any child she knew go without anything. Most of her children’s friends call her mama because every child she met she treated as her own and helped raise as her own. She took in people from all walks of life and always had an open door for anyone who needed help.

Marilyn was a bright spirit, who brought sunshine, laughter, and fun to any room she entered. One of her other passions was music, she loved to listen, sing, and dance; she would often have the children she babysat line up and put on a performance. She was all about having fun, she loved to host family game nights, and she was a great competitor, not too many people were able to beat her in most of the games, she was a winner.

One of the most cherished memories for her children and friends was her love for cooking. Marilyn could throw down in the kitchen and everything she cooked tasted like heaven on earth. She would get up and put big meals together for all to come and eat, when she cooked, the whole neighborhood would want a plate. She catered to the people and connected with people through their stomachs, when you ate her food you could feel the love seeping from it and we knew that was the true ingredient to her meals, love.

Marilyn was a strong independent woman who was resilient, she went through many trials and tribulations and always faced them head on and came out standing tall. She never gave up and was optimistic, the strength that seeped from her gave strength to many around her. She was bold and fierce and raised her children to be the same way to believe they can make it through anything and to never give up. She was truly a Phoenix if she fell in the ashes, she would eventually rise above all.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, William H. Chandler, Elsie S. Chandler. God called Marilyn home on January 15, 2020. Those left to cherish her memories includes her sisters, Donna Dixon, Cheryl Nevins, Her brother, Myron Chandler. Her children, Laquon Chandler, Lashaad Chandler, and Lamesha Chandler. Her grandchildren, Larell Chandler, Latayvia Chandler, Larissa Chandler, Romello Chandler, and Lashaad Chandler Jr. and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The family is requesting that you wear Marilyn’s favorite color purple!!!!


Visitation: January 27, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: January 27, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: January 27, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Hampden Memorial Gardens
8600 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231

Reception: January 27, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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    • You have gained your wings now your an angel to watch over your family at all times, you may be gone but never forgotten πŸ’™

  1. May the lord see you through and open the gates of heaven when you arrive. You will be missed…..

    Love from the McKinney family

  2. Lifting the family in thought and prayer doing this difficult time.
    Antoinette Roach, cousin Oklahoma City Oklahoma

    • Mama you going to be miss and never forgotten. You was an amazing mother and grandmother to my kids. We love you so much. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my kids. No more suffering Heaven gain a beautiful angel Rip Mama

  3. I’m struck lost for words I love auntie Marlin you were ever one the greatest walking this Earth an much loved I’m happy me an my kids will miss you my baby Armando as well love the kids

  4. Marilyn may you rest in peace. kevin and i will miss you .thank you for loving me and kevin .you are one of God’s Angel’s know tell Damon hello from kevin and me. Thank you for the last word’s you told me that you loved me .

  5. May God Bless you and keep. You . To the family, be strong and keep your faith. Love Tanya, Tracie, and Teresa. The Austin Family


  7. May God bless And Strengthen The Family my Condolences and prayers Marilyn Our Sister we had So many good times Together with our kids and Grandchildren I Know that Your Safe in God’s Loving Arms . Such a Beautiful Sister A Loving Mother Auntie Friend I Will Never forget you Forever in Our Hearts. Rest in Heaven Love you Moore
    Johnnie, Turquisha, Ebony Tatianna John Will, Shawny, Dianna Tae,Centrece Jai’lay πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ‘‘

  8. Marilyn, such a good woman with a beautiful soul. You will truly be missed. I’m sorry I fell off the friend wagon. Heaven just gained a Big momma to keep them all lineπŸ₯° You are an Angel looking down on your loved ones still being that heavenly guide. #RESTINHEAVEN

  9. My heart goes out to you all, Marilyn was a sweet lady each time I had the pleasure to be in her presence. Praying for strength and that her children can lean on you right now Father and not our own understanding. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œπŸ’ͺ🏾

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. Marilyn will be sadly missed but find comfort in knowing that she is with the Lord. Such a beautiful person. God picked a rose. Sending love and condolences to all of Marilyn’s family. I love you all and you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Granny…i remember on xmas when we had our lil talk..i will always remember what you said..i love you granny and thank you so much for loving me and mahayla back..we miss you so much..i promise to love laquon n keep him safe the best that i can like you asked me to…your the sweetiest women i have met..you always kept it real and i will always keep the things you have told me close to my heart….oh n one day i can make you my famous pico again that you loved so much and you still wont have to share…R.I.P GRANNY…

  12. I wanted to see my cousin again. I will miss her. Marilyn and I spent time together almost 40 years ago. I hadn’t seen her since, but when I moved back home, my desire was to see her. I frequently asked for her. It was not to be. I will miss you cousin. Marilyn was the only one that my mom( Cousin Ruth) would let fix her hair. Now they are both in the presence of our Lord.

  13. Mama Marilyn, I just wanted you to know that you were a very big part of my upbringing! Thank you so much for teaching me how to be strong and showing me that if you can make it through the night there’s a brighter day! Thanks for making me apart of your family and saving me every time LaQuon would try to beat me up lol love you more than words can ever express!
    -Love Toni

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