Maria Diaz Chancey Segui, 88 of Canton (Also Newnan), GA passed away on October 13th, 2023 at Northside Cherokee hospital. She was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico and spent her first 20 years on the island where she grew up on a farm with her 8 siblings. Maria was the oldest of 9 and the 8th to pass. Upon graduation she worked as a telephone operator and moved to Atlanta, GA in 1955. Here, she attended Massey Business college, bought a car and later got her driver's license :))))
She soon met an Atlanta native, Jack Chancey, fell in love and married in 1957. They were the proud parents of three children Randy, Elaine and Connie and lived in the suburbs until Jack's early passing in 1981.
Maria continued working at Star Enterprise Corporation for many years. A job she loved - but took an early retirement to spend more time with her 4 grandsons - Jeremy, Blake, Austin and Casey. She frequently cared for all 4 together giving them the opportunity to grow up as close as brothers. Nothing made her happier than having the boys stay with her overnight so she could make memories.
In 1983 she married Gilberto Segui and stayed together for 40 years before her sudden passing. The "Ricky and Lucy" couple celebrated every single day in some way. Maria always brought joy to her home and everyone in her life. She was beautiful inside and out with a heart that exploded with giving.
She is survived by her husband, Gilberto Segui of Canton GA, her children, Randy (Kristen) Chancey of Lithia Springs, GA, Elaine (Steve) Harbin of Sharpsburg, GA, and Connie (Ben) Davis of Canton, GA; her grandsons - Jeremy Davis of Smyrna, GA, Austin Davis of Kennesaw, GA, and Casey (Erica) Chancey of Brooks, GA, and her great-grandchildren, Rhett and Ivy Chancey of Brooks, GA. She is predeceased by her late husband Jack Chancey and her beloved grandson, Blake Harbin.
“Abuela” was a huge Trump fan and never shied away from posting comments on “Face” about the Clintons, Obamas or Bidens. Her hobbies were singing and dancing, kitchen recipes, redecorating her house, new hair styles, having conversations with google and ordering items from QVC and HSN. She constantly reinvented ways to bring joy to all those around her, including herself. Until the very last day, she was teaching herself new things. A smart, gorgeous, funny and successful woman. A person who met her goals 100% of the time through hardwork and determination.
She will be remembered for her quick wit, ability to entertain herself or a crowd, extremely large family meals and always ready to pose for a picture or tell a story.
Family meant more to her than anything and she passed peacefully surrounded by her three children and husband. She was able to tell each one individually that she loved them.
Her huge personality and constant smile are missed every single day.
On her 89th birthday, there will be an immediate family memorial service at her home with a Spring celebration of life following for everyone early next year.