Geraldine F. Brantley

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, December 27, 2016

AHOSKIE, NC – Mrs. Geraldine Ferguson Brantley, age 88, formerly of 231 Church Road, Ahoskie, NC, passed on peacefully to be with God on December 24, 2016 at Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation in Windsor, NC.


Mrs. Brantley was born on October 22, 1928 in the Trap community near Colerain and was the daughter of the late Arthur Ferguson and Ella Vinson Ferguson. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband of fifty-three years, Robert H. Brantley, and grandson, Lt. Nicholas Brantley.

Except for a brief time as a teacher’s aide, she spent her adult life as a homemaker, wife and mother. A faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church, she served as children’s Sunday school teacher for over two decades, was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union, and choir member.

Her family will remember her as a good southern cook who always made gatherings and holidays special. She took great pride in maintaining a clean home and neat yard.

Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Hale and husband Tommy of Aulander, NC; three sons, Doug Brantley and wife Kay of Askewville, NC, Keith Brantley and wife Joyce of Ahoskie, NC and Randy Brantley of Concord, NC; five grandsons, Colonel Anthony R. Hale and wife Stacy of Fayetteville, NC, Robert Brantley of Askewville, NC, Perry Hale and wife Kelly of Nags Head, NC, Joseph Brantley of Stokes, NC and Jonathan Brantley of Askewville, NC; four great grandchildren, Christopher Brantley of Stokes, NC, Blythe Hale and Tanner Brinkley of Nags Head, NC and Davis Sikes of Greenville, NC; and her sisters, Dorothy Brown of Ahoskie, NC, Joyce Leary and husband Thomas of Ahoskie, NC and Shirley White of Ahoskie, NC. She also loved her two “adopted” grandchildren, Anna Overton Hodges and Brian Overton of Greenville, NC.

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie, NC with Rev. Daniel Mullens and Rev. Bob Skeens officiating.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC, on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, 826 Center Grove Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910, the Lt. Nicholas Brantley Basketball Scholarship, Ridgecroft School, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to a charity of your choice.

The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness and care over the past four years.

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