Sandra S. Chaney

Sandra S. Chaney, 80, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Before moving to Virginia Beach, she was a long-time resident of Poquoson. Sandra graduated from Aiken High School in 1959 where she was voted “Most Athletic” in her senior year. After moving to Newport News, Sandra worked at Nachman’s Department store before taking a job at NASA. She retired from NASA in 2005, after many years of service.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Matthew Chaney; father, Alver Smith; mother, Edna Smith; sister, Roxie Lassiter; and two brothers, David, and Jimmy Smith. She is survived by her brothers, Otis Smith, Charles Smith, and Paul Smith; and many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., with a funeral service following at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Pastors Bobby and Lynn Chaney. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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