GLEASON – Our beloved Granny, Mary Catherine Cantrell, 93, passed from this life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden.
She was born July 30, 1927 to the late Alfred and Anna Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Ethelbert Cantrell; brother, Bill Ellis; and sister Dorothy Byrd.
Granny was a loving and caring person to anyone she met. She never met a stranger. She was known as “Granny” to not only her family, but all that knew her. Even in her later years at the nursing home, Granny enjoyed sitting near the door of her room so she could talk to everyone that passed by and make new friends. If someone came to visit, they would hear all about her kids and grandkids and how much they meant to her. She loved her family immensely.
Granny loved to cook, and everyone was welcome to eat at her table. She would have considered it an insult if you didn’t stay for a meal, and if you left hungry, it was your fault. She is remembered by many for cooking their favorite desserts for birthdays. One of her favorite things to do was going to WalMart. If she ever got her hands on a buggy, she could outwalk anyone (even after hip surgery). She was the greatest Granny in the world.
Granny leaves to celebrate her life one daughter, Shirley (Dennis) Beal; one son, Bub (Debbie) Cantrell; five grandchildren, Anthony (Michelle) Beal, Mike (Misti) Beal, Aimee (Dewayne) Martin, Melanie (Kevin) Renfrow, and Cristi (Tracy) Wallace; 10 great-grandchildren, Kala (Barry) Jennings, Charity Watkins, Dakota (Monica) Beal, Gabriel (Lanay) Martin, Tyler (Kaitlyn) Martin, Cody (Sarah) Renfrow, Hunter Beal, Alec Zills, Parker Beal, and Aubrey Wallace; 11 great-great-grandchildren, Layton Jennings, Reagan Jennings, Brandon Watkins, Grayson Beal, Rylee Martin, Maycee Martin, Aiden Martin, Kenadee Martin, Mack Beal, Kylee Martin, and Preston Martin.
Graveside service were held Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons. Granny will be dearly missed by all.
(Paid obituary by Williams Funeral Home)