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Chandra Taylor Smith

February 15, 2017

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) would like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Chandra Taylor Smith. Chandra passed away on February 13, 2017, after battling stage four liver cancer for several months. She served as the Director of the Pell Institute and Vice President for Research at COE from 2008-2012.

Chandra is survived by her husband Benny; her mother; sister Audreanna, brother Hycel, and her beloved son Benny III. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be missed by many.

To honor and celebrate her life, her family has planned two memorial services.

Evanston, IL
Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 a.m.
Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave, (847) 869-6955

Woodbridge, VA
Thursday, March 2, at 1:00 p.m.
All Saints' Church, 14851 Gideon Drive, (703) 670-0093

To honor her work, Chandra has requested that donations be made in her name to the Hog Island Audubon Summer Camp Programs to help fund scholarships. For more information about Hog Island Audubon Camp, please click here.