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Carrie Lowery Gantt
to Apr 17, 2017


Carrie “Gladys” Lowery-Gantt, widower of William Talbert Gantt, departed this earthly life on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Sumter Health Rehabilitation System, Sumter. Born in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie “Coot” Lowery, Sr. and Nettie Jackson Lowery. In her early childhood, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Barnettsville Baptist Church. She was a faithful, dedicated member and Christian. She served in many capacities until her relocation to Brooklyn, NY. Later, she became a member of Wayside Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, where she held many positions. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County and was a valedictorian of Dennis High School. She earned her Bachelor of Mathematics from Morris College and later a Masters of Mathematics with a Minor in Science from William Paterson University. She received numerous certificates in education from New York University and was a graduate of Gardner Beauty College, Sumter. Her professional career as an educator expanded over 30 years at Dennis High School, John F. Kennedy High School and Rutgers University. After retirement she return to South Carolina and reinstated her membership with Barnettsville Baptist Church, she later became a member of Mt. Glory Baptist Church. Fond and precious memories will be cherished by: her devoted son, Larry (Tamara) Holman of Sumter; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Lowery (Simmy) Jones, Dr. Rev. Mary Lowery (Rooselvelt) Harvin; two brothers, Eddie (Martha) Charles, Councilman, Pro-Tem, Thomas J. “Bubba” (Sarratta) Lowery, and brother-in-law, Calvin Hastie, all of Sumter; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, god children, other relatives and friends. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 3:00 p. m., from the Mt. Glory Baptist Church, North Main Street, Sumter with the Dr. Rev. Mary Lowery Harvin, pastor, the Rev. Anthony Taylor, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her son, 122 Buckingham Drive, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 2:00 p. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, 3001 Cain’s Mill Road, Sumter.
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