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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 Funeral Home.
The Cantley family will receive family and friends prior the service from 12:30-1:30 PM in the church sanctuary 
Due to Covid-19, the family asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are requested.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cantley family. 

Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com

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