Services for Mrs. Mary Helen Baker Gantt will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial to follow at Hurricane Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mary Helen Baker Gantt was born on April 20, 1932, to Erby E. Baker and Joy New Baker. She went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2018. She was the wife of Glawson Gantt for sixty-three years, a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She accepted Christ at New Hope Baptist Church at the age of eight. She played basketball for four years at Athens High School. She won many blue ribbons in 4-H and she also won several trips all around the country.
She was a teacher’s aide for 25 years at Athens Elementary and for five years at Mt. Olive Christian School. She worked tirelessly for years helping at the annual auctions and rodeos for MOCS.
She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church since 1950. She sang in the Gantt Quartet and played the piano and organ for sixty-three years. She held just about every job the church had to offer including treasurer and music leader.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Erby and Joy Baker and her husband, Glawson Gantt.
She is survived by her three sons Len and wife Linda, Steve and wife Donna, Keith and wife Karla all of Athens, LA; nine grandchildren, Sunshine Gantt, Tammy Lenn and husband Nathan Jump, Angel and husband Daniel Turnbow, Jason Gantt and wife Tammy, Jeremy Gantt and wife Jennifer, Cloy Gantt, Crystal Gantt, Kash and Kacen Gantt; by thirteen great grandchildren, Kirsten Dowies, Hunter Allen, Colton Allen, Jasey Gantt, Grady Coburn, Jossy Gantt, Caroline Gantt, Gabe Matthews, Garin Matthews, Morgan Carroll, Madelyn Carroll, Peyton Turnbow, Emma Turnbow and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and sitters who spent the last few months caring for our mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Olive Christian School.