Linda Gail Chancellor

Linda Gail Chancellor was born November 29, 1947 and passed away Thursday evening November 10, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Linda was born in Kilgore, Texas. Raised Southern Baptist, her faith guided her life. She loved her family and everyone she knew. She attended Stephen F. Austin majoring in Home Economics and became the best at everything she set out to do. Early in her life, she discovered a love of sewing and she continued to learn all she could about being a master seamstress, focusing on heirloom sewing and smocking, making heirloom christening gowns for families to share with generations of babies. She was a member of The Smocking Arts Guild of America. She was past president of the Houston Chapter, raising money and focusing on making burial gowns for babies that passed at birth.

Volunteering for Homes of St. Mark, Linda fostered and loved 55 babies while they waited for their forever home.

She was an avid cook and baker and collected hundreds of cookbooks over her life. She found great joy in the presentation of a dinner party and a great meal. She is famous around the holidays for making the world’s greatest fudge, giving it to those she loved, and even those she just met.

She raised money for the Chron’s & Colitis Foundation and spread the word about how important research was to find a cure.

She loved to travel and had become an avid photographer.

In the last five years, she developed a passion for dog agility and training with her Miniature Sheltie, Cooper. Together they competed in and won several agility competitions and spent several hours at nursing homes around Houston bringing smiles to people.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald “Skip” Chancellor; sons, Scott Chancellor and wife, Tracey; Jeff Chancellor and wife, Serena; and Casey Chancellor and wife, Heather; grandchildren Jesse Sanchez, Chase Chancellor, Natalie Chancellor, Serafina Chancellor and Cade Chancellor; brother, Kirk Fulk; nephews, Alex Fulk and Drew Fulk; and sister-in-law Jo Colina and husband, Tony. Linda is proceeded in death by her parents, Cecil and Dorothy Fulk; her brother, Bill Fulk; step-father, Lawrence Franks; and sister-in-law, Rayette Fulk.

Gum Gum, as she was affectionately called by her grand kids, will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved people and relationships and never missed an opportunity to talk to anyone she met. If you were lucky enough to know her, your life was made better for it.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 17 at The Church on Masters Road 6911 Masters Road, Manvel, TX from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a catered reception immediately following at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Crohn’s & Colitis or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (


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  1. Linda was not only a great lady, but I am honored to be her first cousin. Rest In Peace Linda, hug Aunt Dorothy, Grandmother and Mama for me! I know they were there to meet you in heaven. You will be missed.

    Diann Bice
  2. We love you Linda – rest in peace
    She was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known and put a smile on everyone’s face. So many great memories of growing up are flooding back, and I feel lucky she was a part of my life. How did she always know when we snuck out at night?
    Thank you Linda – my life is better from your being part of it.

    Skip, Scott, Jeff and Casey – we love you.
    May God bless you at this time and always

    Nicky and Kimala Temple
  3. I had the privilege of playing Bunco with Linda for several years. I wholeheartedly agree she was a great cook and hostess. What I loved about Linda was her sense of humor and witty comebacks. She always saw the bright side of life. I send my condolences to her family and feel blessed to have met her.

    Cynthia Finney

    Cynthia Finney
  4. A beautiful lady my twin brother and I met through our like interest in art and Chip’s attempt at an exercise routine. I know how much Linda mean’t to him and
    I know how much she mean’t to us. She will be missed dearly. Our condolences to the family.

    Ron and Don Bertram

    Ronald Bertram
  5. Will miss Linda very much. She was a wonderful person, who touched many peoples lives.

    Patti Walsh
  6. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. We have been “sisters”
    for 48 years and I loved every minute of it. Spending time with you always made me so happy. You will be missed so much. Now I can’t just tell Siri to call you and spend the next few hours talking about everything.
    Skip, Scott, Jeff, and Casey. May god Bless all of you and you all will be in my prayers. Love you Gum Gum.

    Penny T
  7. Linda was a second mother to me for a large portion of my youth. I spent as much time at her house as I did my own. She was a dear friend to our family and we will miss her dearly. She could be stern but damn was she hilarious! She could make me blush in seconds. Rest In Peace Linda.

    Robert Boughton
  8. I have known Linda for the last 30 years. When our kids decided to get married, she welcomed my daughter, Tracey with open arms and loved her just like her daughter.

    Linda loved her family dearly. Scott, Jeff and Casey are living examples of all she did over the years to help raise wonderful men.
    She will be missed greatly,
    God Bless

    Glenda Boening
  9. Loved this lady. She was a dear friend. We met most Tuesdays where she trained Cooper in agility. Cooper is a certified therapy dog through Faithful Paws and we would visit nursings, schools and the Pearland Library. She had the best sense of humor along with her just being a good friend. So many will miss her dearly.

    Vickey Willard
  10. Linda will truly be missed by myself and my family. She was my first neighbor when I moved to Texas and will always be the best. She was the neighborhood watchman, keeping each of our homes and families safe. I always enjoyed visiting with Linda and Skip in their home and just catching up. She was there for the birth of my first son, Arjun. She would make him the cutest infant and toddler medical scrubs with his name embroidered on it. I can honestly say, she was responsible for helping plant the seed for him to become a physician. She would be proud to see the young man he is developing into. He recently expressed his admiration, love and respect for Linda and he will truly miss her. Linda was also there for the birth of my only daughter four years after my son in a very dramatic fashion. She was there when I had to call the ambulance and take my wife into the hospital for an emergency crash c-section. She was always there without hesitation and without fail because she truly wanted to help. My daughter Anjali loved to visit with Linda and Skip and gained a love for dogs at her house. Linda was instrumental in convincing my wife and I to get a dog because we weren’t really a pet family. She understood what type of dog we would need, researched it beyond what I would have imagined, contacted a breeder, coordinated everything and even to go so far and pick up the puppy from Louisiana with my wife. She genuinely cared for my family and kids and I am truly grateful for her kindness, caring and love. I am saddened by our loss for Linda because of how instrumental she was in the beginning stages of my career and life. My family and I will always continue to remember and cherish the great times and memories we had with her.

    Dharmesh Patel, M.D., Mayuri, Anjali & Arjun
  11. I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She was always so kind and fun-loving. She will be missed by all who were lucky to have her as a friend. What a Great Lady! I will say she did make amazing fudge. She shared her recipe with me years ago. My daughter and I make her fudge every year for Christmas. We call it Mrs. Chancellor’s fudge. She spoke highly of her children, her daughter-in-laws, and her grandchildren. She loved Skip with all her heart and soul. May God Bless the Chancellor Family during this difficult time.

    Regina F Thibodeaux
  12. Skip, Kirk and family. It saddens me to come to this chapter of our lives. Linda was the glue that held ou families together. I was the recipient of some long winded, funny and amusing phone calls. I will remember my first cousin fondly for the rest of my life. Rest high upon that mountain.

    Byron Mark Ford
  13. What a friend & neighbor in our fist neighborhood, Glenshire, in Houston, Tex. We have so many fond memories of many friendships made in that neighborhood, Linda & Skip being 1 couple. I just learned of Linda’s passing today, 8/4/23! So very sorry to hear this, and may she rest in peace. My heart goes out to Skippy, Scott, Jeff, & Casey. Linda was always there with a joke or three for us all! RIP, Linda!

    Diane & Larry Broussard

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