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EMMA LOUISE GANTT

September 12, 1929 November 29, 2021
EMMA LOUISE GANTT
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Missionary Emma Louise Gantt was born on September 12, 1929 in Washington, DC to the late Mary Elizabeth Harrod and William Harrod. Our beloved was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 29, 2021 at her home in Lusby, Maryland.

Grandma, Aunt Louise or Louise as she was affectionately known by family and friends. Missionary Gantt was educated in the Calvert County Public School system and worked for over 30 years for the Calvert County School Board and a short time for The Arc of Southern Maryland. During Missionary’s employment she received many awards and recognitions of service.

Missionary Gantt was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ and became a missionary under the late Bishop Lincoln A. Berry. Missionary Gantt was an active, faithful and longtime member of Calvary United Church where she spent her life serving God and her community until her death.

Although Missionary Gantt was employed she still found time to provide effective services to meet the desires and needs of others. Missionary Gantt was very dedicated to her family, church and friends. She would help anyone she could especially those she knew was in need. Missionary Gantt enjoyed being a foster parent as she was to so many. Emma aka Louise loved reading her bible, praying and spending time with her family. Although there was seven of them Louise loved all her siblings however she had a special bond with her sister Evelyn whom she would call ”Abe”. When her sister Evelyn passed Louise was greatly sadden and missed her dearly. She would always talk about when she will see her sister Abe (Evelyn) again and on this 9th day of December 2021 Louise will be greeted at the Golden gates of Heaven by her Sister Evelyn who transition on the 9th of December of the year 2019.

On June 11, 1996 Missionary Gantt married the late Brother Abraham Gantt who was also a member of Calvary United Church of Jesus Christ, Apostolic who preceded her in death. There were no children from that union however they nurtured a son named Richard E. Hawkins.

Emma was the epitome of a heart of pure gold and unconditional love. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by many family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her son: Richard E. Hawkins, grandchildren Paul Hawkins, Sr., Nancy Taylor, Maxine Poole, Nikki Hill, Luchien Ray and Lamont Ray; great-grand children Paul Hawkins, Jr. and Keyanna Hawkins; her two sister’s Bernice Ijames and Ethel Janey; One brother: Charles Ijames, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family.

Preceding her in death: her parents, husband, Abraham Gantt, her sister’s: Eva Butler, Isabelle White,
Evelyn Gross; one brother James Ijames

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Visitation

Thursday

9

Dec

10:00 AM 12/9/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/9/2021 11:00:00 AM
Calvary United Church

7545 Wayside Drive
Sunderland, MD 20689

Calvary United Church
7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

9

Dec

11:00 AM 12/9/2021 11:00:00 AM
Calvary United Church

7545 Wayside Drive
Sunderland, MD 20689

Calvary United Church
7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland 20689 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Thursday

9

Dec

1:00 PM 12/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens

3270 Broomes Island Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens
3270 Broomes Island Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States
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