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Berlene Pearson Gant

February 7, 1926 July 1, 2019
Berlene Pearson Gant
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Obituary for Berlene Pearson Gant

Mrs. Berlene Pearson Gant, age 93 of Moravian Falls passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Moravian Falls Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Sturgill and Rev. Arvil Perry officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 PM. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gant was born February 7, 1926 in Wilkes County. Mrs. Gant was a special education teacher, she began her career in Welcome, NC, she then moved to Wilkes County and ended her teaching career in the Wilkes County School System after teaching for 27 years. Mrs. Gant attended Guilford College where she played on the basketball team, she was one of the bell ringers for the chapel, active in Christian organizations, a Sunday School Teacher at Moravian Falls Baptist Church for many years and she was the oldest member of Moravian Falls Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother; Martha Naomi Pearson Smithey and step-father; William Shafter Smithey, her husband; William “Bill” Arthur Gant, one daughter; Martha Jolaine Barlow and one son; Daryl Lee Gant.

She is survived by two daughters; Linda Jeanette Gant of Wilkesboro and Marcia O’Donnell of Moravian Falls, and two sons; William Ronald Gant of North Wilkesboro and Norman Dewayne Gant and wife Paula of Cutler Bay, FL, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

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6:00 PM 7/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





2:00 PM 7/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
Moravian Falls Baptist Church

Hwy 16 South
Moravian Falls, NC 28654

Moravian Falls Baptist Church
Hwy 16 South Moravian Falls 28654 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Moravian Falls Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Street
Moravian Falls, NC 28654

Cemetery Street Moravian Falls 28654 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimers Association

4600 Park Road Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28209

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