Dorothy Elaine Bazemore Chandler

By May 22, 2013 Obituaries

Elaine B. Chandler

Dorothy Elaine Bazemore Chandler (62, Walterboro) lost her battle to cancer on May 20, 2013. A Memorial Service for this amazing mother, sister and friend will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4pm at Black Creek Baptist Church located at 4931 Black Creek Rd, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Elaine was born June 23, 1950 to Fred Franklin Bazemore and Edna Dorothy Green in Chatham County, Georgia.   She leaves behind her beloved son, Donald Jack Richardson, Jr, his wife, Betsy, and their son, Jack.  Also surviving Elaine is her loving sister, Carolyn Holland, and her children Katherine, Ronald and Johnny and their respective families.   As well as her special friend, Tony Valentine and his family.  As well as her daughter, Dorothy Douglas, and her children Cassie, Chris, AJ & Nicholas.

Elaine was a well-respected and much loved business woman in the import/export brokerage industry.  She started her career at John S James in Savannah, GA.  In 1982, she joined Hipage (Charleston, SC) and remained there for over 30 years, progressing to the position of Vice President.  She had an unequaled passion and love for her career and the people who surrounded her along the way.

Elaine was an animal lover, with dachshunds holding a special place in her heart.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles and Sudoku, Goodwill shopping, and traveling with friends and family.  She always had a smile on her face, and was happy to spread her joy to everyone in her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA, Pet Helpers, or the Gentiva Hospice Foundation in Elaine’s memory.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


  • AJ Troupe says:

    She was a very special woman, and she loved and raised me from the time i was four till i was fifteen. I am glad her battle with that terrible disease is finally over and hope that she can finally rest in peace with garn and the rest of her family up in heaven. She was a very religious woman, and because of that i know exactly where she went after her passing. I would just like to say I hope she knew that I loved her very much.

  • Tracy Hogan says:

    Elaine was a special lady and will be terribly missed by all in our industry, especially those in Charleston. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

    Tracy Hogan
    Savannah, Ga.

  • Linda(Devereaux) Greenstein says:

    Elaine and I go back a long time. One of the greatest people I know. We were childhood friends and had renewed our friendship the last couple of years. She had more zest for life than most people I know. Her passion for life, family and friends started when we were kids. She will be so missed.

    Go with God my Friend!!

    Linda (Devereaux) Greenstein

    Ellenton, Florida


    Elaine was a very special, loving, and caring person. She will be greatly missed in Charleston, SC.
    Thoughts, love and prayers go out to the family and freinds.

  • Debbie Strang says:

    She is a true blessing for anyone she met. She taught me alot about life. Her attitude was alway- put it in Gods hands. She had a heart as big the ocean. I truly believe she is one of God’s Angels. She was a giver and not a taker. I lost a loving friend and will never forget all the good she did here on earth for people and animals. She wil continue to live in my heart. I am so saddend but I know she is not suffering and she is getting her rewards for all the wonderful things she did for others whether she knew them or not. One day I hope to see her again.

  • Jimmie Gianoukos says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine. Even though it has been quite some time since I last saw Elaine, she was always friendly and ready to help anytime she was asked. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May her memory be eternal.

  • kathy kennedy says:

    elaine was a wonderful and blessed woman we will all miss her from: Robbins messenger service she always had wonderful things to say about everyone she is now in heaven with our Lord. She wants told me that the Lord was going to heal her but if it wasn’t on earth that it was going to be in heaven and don’t cry for her but be happy that she is where she wanted to be. I will always remember her telling me that and all will always remember her as always bean a bright and cheerful person you will be missed Elaine. Till we see each other again in heaven.

  • Catherine Selbrede says:

    Elaine was always such an upbeat person. I only knew her by phone for the last 5 years. She was always so happy and sweet. She will be greatly missed by her HiPage family. I know she is suffering no more and enjoying Heaven. One day I will finally get to met you in person in Heaven. May her family find peace in knowing she is in a much better place and not suffering any more.

  • Suzanna Crawford says:

    Elaine was my very first supervisor in the brokerage industry back in 1978 at John S.James Company. She was always SO patient in her training & so, so funny. She kept us in stiches while at the same time being a professional. When I started at Hipage Co. a little over a year & a half ago, I felt like I had come full circle that I was working at her company & I am in a building acorss Johnson Square from our old building that housed John S.James Co. I had re-connected with her in recent years & will always save every email we shared back & forth. She will be missed. Heavens gain is our loss.

  • Nancy Dixon Woodard says:

    I have know Elaine since j r high. We had good time growing up, we go roller skating every friday. She taught me to make crumble burgers yum : ) I sure was hoping we could all get together when I got home. Elaine you are so missed and soooooooo Loved. May god take you in his arms as I am sure he will. See you down the road my friend I love you Nancy

    • Nancy Dixon Woodard says:

      Elaine was a good friend growing up. I was thilled we all found each other again. I was hoping to get together with her and other friends in Sava*h I want to give my love to all of Elaine family. I also want to say God bless Tony such and out standing man. I love you Elaine , Nancy

  • Phyllis Dantzler says:

    Sweet, sweet Elaine.. She is one of the kindest souls I have ever met. She always wanted to know what was going on in my life even after I left Hipage. She encouraged me to do my best and told me how proud she was of me. I am the one who was proud of her. She had the biggest heart of anyone I know. I am proud to call her my friend and I am truly blessed to have had someone so special come into my life. I know she will be looking over us all because that is just Elaine.. I miss you my friend and love you, Phyll

  • Farrolyn Barnes Portune says:

    Dear Elaine, You will be missed. I am glad I got to talk to Elaine a few months ago wish I would have called a few weeks ago. Elaine and I met when I was about 13 and she was 14 we had good times together. Elaine went to work for John S. James Co. in 1968. I went to work for John S. James in 1969. We had so much fun though our adult years when she was in Savannah. Elaine you touched so many peoples lifes in so many ways. Donnie you where born a year before my son I never got to met you when you where a young man, but I know how much you loved you Mother and what you did for her. I know she loved you dearly. Farrolyn Barnes Portune