Amy Jean Chance
Amy Jean Chance passed away peacefully April 11, 2022, after a long battle with dementia. Amy was born on Jan. 17, 1942, to Eugene and Katie Cooley in Selma, Ala. Amy was the wife of Johnny Chance, and they shared many years together. They met in high school and had their first date on Valentine’s Day 1958. They raised two children, Alan and Gina, together.
Amy had a deep love of animals, particularly dogs, and was known for taking in a stray dog or two that needed a loving home. She was also a talented painter who loved painting lighthouses. Amy had a deep sense of faith and enjoyed listening to the Gaither Brothers, “How Great Thou Art.” It is her faith that has now carried her home into the arms of the Lord. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by those who loved her and upon whom she left an indelible mark on their hearts.
Amy is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Johnny C. Chance, of Brandon; her son, Don Alan Chance (Teresa), of Charlestown W.V.; her daughter, Gina E. Lonsdale (Kent), of Wilmington, Del.; her granddaughter, Melissa G. Chance; her brother-in-law, James House; as well her step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces.
Amy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Eugene and Katie Cooley; her brother-in-law, Joe Chance; and her sister-in-law, Tanya House.
Services for Amy will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday May 7, at Wilson Funeral Home, Monticello.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/), Monticello United Methodist Church, or Lawrence County Animal Shelter.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for the years of love and care she received at Jacquith Nursing Home and to Kare in Home Hospice for their compassionate care during the last few weeks.