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Mary Cantey

d. April 22, 2020

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Private Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Ann Chandler Cantey will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

A TIME TO BE BORN

Mrs. Mary Ann Chandler Cantey was born in Kingstree, South Carolina on January 3, 1954 to Joseph Chandler, Sr. and Flossie McCullough Chandler.

A TIME TO LIVE

Mary attended the Public Schools of Williamsburg County. She graduated from Saint Mark Elementary School & High School Class of 1971. After graduation, she relocated to Rochester, New York, where she furthered her education at Monroe Community College and received a Degree in Nursing. Mary was employed by McLeod Regional Medical Center for over 20 years.

A TIME TO LOVE

Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Pressley Cantey on March 11, 1985. They became proud parents of three children.

A TIME TO SERVE

Mary attended Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina, where she dedicated her life to Christ.

A TIME TO DIE

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:15 AM, Mary suddenly and without warning was called from labor to reward. Those preceding her in death include her parents; her husband; and several brothers and sisters.

A TIME TO MOURN

Mary leaves a living legacy in the lives of those who knew her: a loving son, Diamond (Briana) Cantey of Florence, South Carolina; two loving daughters, Tocara (Josh) Cantey of Florence, South Carolina and Angela Spates of Lake City, South Carolina; ten grandchildren, Orlando (Rekina), Genesis, Damoni, Kenya, Ionie, Blessins, Eric, Rakyah, Torias (Duke), and Onyx; one great grandchild, Orlando, Jr.; one brother, Joseph Chandler, Jr. of Rochester, New York; three sisters, Flossie Loury of Columbia, South Carolina, Nancy (Cebert) Lyston of Rochester, New York, and Mattie (James) Cusaac of Florence, South Carolina; one aunt, Myrtle Harris of Miami, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cantey and Rebecca (Larry) Hanna both of Lake City, South Carolina; and a host of nephews; nieces; devoted cousins; and loving friends. Please keep the family of Mary Chandler Cantey in your thoughts and prayers.

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