She was educated at the Old Macedonia School in Blackville, SC. At an early age Mud joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lees South Carolina, where she still was a member. Later, Mud met the love of her life Douglas Cantey and they were joined in Holy Matrimony on March 15, 1964.
She leaves to cherish her memoires; her husband Douglas Cantey of the home; one daughter, Therese C. Ragin of Manning, SC; three sons, Richard (Tonya) Cantey of Sumter, SC, Freddie Cantey of Coconut Creek, Florida, and John (Veronica) Cantey of Manning, SC; four grandchildren, Jacob Cantey, Dominique Carter, Niyea Saxton, and Jason Cantey of Manning, SC; niece whom she reared, Julette Thomas of Blackville, SC; one adopted son, Howard (Valencia) Pugh of Manning, SC; one son-in-law, Mark Ragin; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Cantey; three sisters, Beatrice Thomas, Jeanette Thomas of Blackville, SC, and Mary Ruth (George) Staley of Pampano, Florida; one aunt Emmie Harley of Barnwell, SC; a special brother-in-law whom she called “Grandpa” Cleveland Canty of Sumter, SC.; niece whom she called her sidekick, Stephanie L. Briggs of Sumter, SC; four brothers-in-law, Marion Cantey Jr. of Sumter, SC, Freddie (Deborah) Cantey of Greensboro, NC, Raymond (Anna) Cantey of Brooklyn, and Earl (Janie) Cantey of Manning, SC; five sisters-in-law, Ruby Thomas of Blackville, SC, Betty Thomas of Delray Beach, Florida, Jannie Nelson of Long Island City, N.Y., Rosa Dail of NC, and Edna M. Little of Queens Village, N.Y. and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Eugene, Wilber, and Johnny Thomas and one son Edward Thomas.
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, May1, 2015 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
Mrs. Cantey will be placed in the church Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00noon for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May2, 2015 at 1:00pm at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church 2225 Conyers Road, Manning, SC with Pastor Rev. Clifford Gaymon, Officiating
Interment will follow in Zion Hill/Calvary Cemetery, Pinewood.
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1873 Boyd Road, Manning