Dorothy Osborne Cantley,
73, the beloved wife of Elbert Cantley, finished her earthly race and after
being greeted by her waiting loved ones she took her place in the Celestial
Heavenly Choir on Monday evening, November 9, 2020 at McLeods Regional
Medical Center, Florence, SC.
Mrs. Cantley was born the
daughter of Weldon Ernest Osborne and Eleanor Pauline Holladay Osborne
on February 21, 1947, in Kingstree, S.C. She was born the 2nd
child of 5 siblings; Ernest, Patsy, Nancy, and Kathy. She was a 1965
graduate of Hebron High School. Her life was fulfilled as she completely
and selfishly gave all to her God, family, and friends. She and her sisters
used the musical gifts as they sang together for many church services and
revivals. She was a faithful member and diligent worker of the Bloomingvale
Baptist Church where as over the years she has served in the sanctuary
choir, the Women’s Mission Union, as the Sunday School director and a SS
teacher, and numerous church committees and events. She has cooked
meals and co-hosted events for the many church families such as annual
Homecomings, wedding and baby showers, and funeral meals. She was the epitome
of a Southern lady committed to making her house a home for all who entered,
having her best appearance adorned by her radiant smile, and most importantly
always being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose arms was a place
of love and shelter for her husband, children, and family. Ms. Dorothy
Cantley leaves a legacy that is fully filled by the words of I Corinthians
13, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things. Love never fails.” She loved.
Dorothy and Elbert were
married August 28, 1965 and celebrated 55 years together. Their home
was blessed with two daughters: Kelly Cox (Chris) and Karla McKenzie (Louie);
and nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Katie, Emily, Harrelson, Walker, Riley,
Reese, Ella, and Ava.
She is also survived by:
her siblings, Nancy Morris (Cleve) and Kathy Timmons (James); her In-laws,
Flora and Laverne Cantley, Charles Cantley, David and Janice Cantley, Joe
and Ann Cantley, Linda and Larry Howard, and Michael and Sandra Cantley;
and a large number of nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by: her
parents; a brother, Ernest; and a sister, Patsy.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 2 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Bloomingvale Baptist Church.
Officiating will be Rev. David Mullins and Rev. Donnie Witherspoon. Interment
will follow in the church cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie
The Cantley family will
receive family and friends prior the service from 12:30-1:30 PM in the
Due to Covid-19, the family
asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Cantley family.