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Leta Sinclair Chavez

Tyler, Texas

Jan 12, 1937 – Jul 6, 2021 (Age 84)


January 12, 1937
July 6, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Funeral services for Ms. Leta Faye Sinclair-Chavez, 84 of Tyler, Texas will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Deacon Necessary officiating.

Burial will follow at Dean Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Hone.

Ms. Sinclair-Chavez passed away on Monday, July 6, 2021 at a Tyler hospital.

She was born January 12, 1937 in Chandler to the late Augustus “Gus” and Gladys Ella (Shiflett) Sinclair. 

She resided in Tyler a majority of her life.  Leta graduated from Whitehouse High School and in 1956 she received a diploma from Federal Institute Incorporated A Professional School of Business and a degree from The Zaner-Bloserhandwriting.  Leta also worked for the Smith County Road department.  She later helped with young children at multiple churches and schools.  Her pastimes were cooking, baking and gardening along with taking care of her cat Booboo. She was the best loving mom and mam-ma who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Leta was preceded in death by her 7 brothers, Bobbie, Gus Jr., Fairris, Andrew Calvin, Leonard and Duffie Sr., Sinclair, and 3 sisters, Dannie and Betty Sinclair.

Leta is survived by her 4 sons Dennis M. Chavez of Overton; Darryl R. Chavez of Tyler; Derek L. Chavez, Sr. and wife, Susan of Lindale and Vincent M. Chavez and wife, Sarina Butchers of Tyler; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Serving as pallbearers will be Vincent M. Chavez, Duffie Sinclair, Jr., Eric Sinclair, Jason Herschbach, Daniel Hudson and Jesse Kale.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit funeral home in Tyler.

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We've been your neighbors for 30 years. Through good and bad times, you've been there. I miss making you laugh and sharing stories of you being a 'country girl'. I can't believe I won't see you going to your mailbox and driving out the garage anymore. You were the last one left on the block. We've had some great laughs. Thanks for the small things and thinking of my mother, during her hard times. You are missed dearly. I'll keep an eye on things for you. Rest easy and keep flying.