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James R. Webster  

James R. Webster
“Peany”

February 13, 1944 –¬†July 21, 2016

James R. Webster, fondly known as “Peany,” age 72, of Newark, DE, joined the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Born in Elkton, Maryland on February 13, 1944, James was a son of the late James R. and Emma L. (Webster) Chandler.

James worked as a furniture mover for many different companies throughout his career. He was a former member of the St. Daniels Community Church in Newark and also attended the Newark United Methodist Church. James was an avid Dallas Cowboys and basketball fan. He looked forward to cheering on his favorite teams each season. James was a humble and compassionate man, always giving back to the homeless community. Above all else, he loved his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister, Elsie Bullock; and brother, Francis Webster. He is survived by his beloved companion, Lynn Moorefield and family; children, James K. Earl (Siggi), James M. Webster (Gale), Jerome A. Webster, June M. Webster, and Justina M. Webster; brothers, Charles A. Webster, Edward A. Chandler (Vida), Milton E. Chandler (Bettyann), and John L. Chandler; sisters, Trudy L. Backus, Betty A. Webster, Bernice E. Chandler, Brenda E. Sifford (Ted), and Janice M. Alexander (Milton); 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E Main St, Newark, DE, 19711, where a visitation with family will be held from 11:30 am until Noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Daniels Community Church, 1578 Whitaker Rd., Newark, DE, 19702.

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  1. Lynn Moorefield, July 26, 2016

    Why? Why? did you have to leave me to? We packed so many memories in out time back together. Who knew back in the 70’s we would ever get back together. These past couple years have meant so much to me. You came along when I thought I would never be able to love another man, God had other plans. Rest in Peace knowing you brought happiness to me once again. Love you Jimmy James

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  2. Janice Alexander (Chandler), July 26, 2016

    As I think about Peany ( My big brother) I will always remember how loving and thoughtful he was to me. Every year, he never forgot to mail me a Christmas card and a Birthday card. No matter how he was feeling, he could always muster up a smile. At the end of every phone conversation, we always told eachother ” I love you”. He leaves me with so many memories from my childhood, that make me laugh, shake my head and say…” he was something else”. I thank God for changing my brothers life and for the times we all spent together. I truly miss him.

    Your baby sister,
    Janice ( Jan)

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  3. Amanda Moorefield, July 26, 2016

    My heart is so very saddened for the loss of Mr. Jimmy. My deepest and most sincerest condolences to my mom and to all of Mr. Jimmy’s children & family. In the short time that I knew Mr. Jimmy I found that he was a very nice, caring, humble and patient man. I was so happy that he came into my mom’s life and brought her so much happiness for the time they were together. I know and have faith in my heart that he is sitting w the Lord, where there is no more pain or sickness and I rejoice in those thoughts at this time of sadness. RIP to a kind soul, Mr Jimmy
    & Please help my daddy watch over my moms

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  4. Melissa A. Allen, July 26, 2016

    So sorry for your loss May God comfort and keep you during this sad time.

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  5. Liz Muir, July 27, 2016

    Lynn, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss and the loss felt by your family and Jimmy’s family. God’s love will help you get through this. Please remember to lean on those of us that care about you. That’s what we’re here for.

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  6. Dee, July 27, 2016

    To the Webster family, my family and I would like to send our condolences at this sad time. May God’s promise of a better future bring comfort and hope to your family. This promise is found in Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Which speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness, sorrow, pain and death. Please be assured that your family be be in my prayers.

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  7. Ted & Brenda Sifford, July 28, 2016

    To my brother I will miss you so much. I would see you at Shop Rite you would always
    call out across the parking lot hey sis where you going and yes I will miss all the Birthday cards and Christmas cards too.
    God has called you home no more pain, no more worries you can rest now in the Loving arms of God.

    Love you,
    Your sister Brenda

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  8. Grinnage Family, July 29, 2016

    To the Webster/Chandler family, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one. We will continue to keep each n everyone of you in are hearts, thoughts n prayers as you all are family to us. God bless.

    Deepest Sympathy
    Grinnage family

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  9. Lynn Moorefield, August 18, 2016

    To my darling, you have been gone from me 1 month today. I miss you so very much and think of you daily. I hope you passed to the other side knowing how much I did love you. RIP Sweetie

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  10. Lynn Moorefield, February 26, 2017

    My Love,
    You have been gone now about 7 months, the pain hasn’t stopped. Thanksgiving , Christmas, New Years, your birthday and Valentines day have come & gone, all seems so unreal without you. I’m watching out for your buddies and they miss you so much. I’ll love you 4-EVER, Lynn

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