Hattie "Nanny" Cantley
Though our hearts are saddened
by the loss of a Godly matriarch of the Bloomingvale Community, our spirits
rejoice in the celebration of this glorious Homecoming day for Mrs. Hattie
"Nannie" Cantley. Mrs. Cantley, 97, finished this earthly journey and entered
into her eternal home on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019, joining her
beloved husband, Charles Boyd “B.B.” Cantley, and her waiting loved ones.
Mrs. Cantley was born
the daughter of Johnny Cox and Mettic Cox on January 20, 1922, in Williamsburg
County. She was the first born of 8 siblings which included Ralph Cox,
Lucile Player, Maggie Cribb, the twins – Lorenza Cox and Lola Bell Cox,
Renelda “Shorty” Cox, Wayne Cox and Warren Cox. For over 75 years, she
was a faithful member of the Bloomingvale Baptist Church serving as a Sunday
School teacher, Chancel choir member, Women’s Auxiliary, and on a number
committees including the Grounds Committee. She leaves a legacy of “Strength
for every day, Perseverance in every situation, and Love that is unconditional.”
Her life’s treasures were held in her arms as she cared her children, grandchildren,
great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; and her riches were the
family and friends on who’s life she leaves an eternal hand print.
Ms. Hattie and Mr.
BB was married for over 50 years and their home was blessed with seven
children: Flora (Laverne) Cantley, Charles Cantley, Elbert (Dorothy) Cantley,
David (Janice) Cantley, Joe (Ann) Cantley, Linda (Larry) Howard, and Michael
(Sandra) Cantley; 24 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 5 great
great grandchildren. In addition to her family, she leaves behind one brother,
Wayne (Harriett) Cox; 2 sister-in-laws, Patsy Cox and Louise Cox; and large
number nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased
by: her parents; her husband; two infant children; and seven siblings.
Home Going Celebration
will be 2 PM, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Bloomingvale Baptist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. David Mullins, Rev. Donnie Witherspoon, Rev.
Frank Barker, and Rev. Timothy McKenzie. Interment will follow in the church
Visitation will be
6-8 PM, Friday evening, February 8, 2019, in the sanctuary of the Bloomingvale
Memorials may be made
to the Kitchen Remodeling Fund, Bloomingvale Baptist Church, 7652 Thurgood
Marshall Hwy., Andrews, SC 29510.
The Andrews Chapel
of McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cantley family.