Dorothy Sherman Mims Gantt

Dorothy Sherman Mims Gantt

Friday May 13, 1938 - Friday November 22, 2019
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Sister Dorothy Sherman Mims Gantt was born, May 13, 1938, to the late Rev. A. B. and Mother Elizabeth Sherman in Greenville County, South Carolina. At her demise, she made her home in Greenville with her husband, Brother Marvin Gantt, Sr., whom she loved and adored. Sister Gantt went home to be with the Lord, on November 22, 2019. She was a member of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Curtis Johnson.

Sister Gantt was born again and filled with the Holy Spirit at age fifteen, and for forty-eight years, was the faithful and loving wife of the late Rev. Silas Mims. She labored alongside him in the Gospel ministry for forty years.

She believed in the Word, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” She was the mother of four daughters, Dorothy Mims Earle (Johnny), Deborah Faye Mims Walton (Tommy), Gwendolyn Elaine Mims, Sonji Rene’ Mims Adams (Pastor Aaron); one son, Silas Henry Demetrius Mims; she has eight grandchildren, Rodney Mims (Cindy), Tiffany Earle Henson (Edgar), Amanda Wilson (Darrell), Corey Mims (Stephanie), Jasmine Adams, Patrice Adams, Avery Adams, Alexandria Mims and twelve great-grandchildren, along with her marriage to Mr. Gantt, he added two sons, Marvin Gantt, Jr. (Karen), Leonard Gantt and two grandchildren to their family. Dorothy is also survived by her six sisters Evangelist Mary Miller, Rev. Clorine Redmond (Rev. Grant), Sadie Johnson (William), Beatrice Hawthorne (Rev. Ralph), Eugenia Latimore, Geneva Sizemore (Toby); and four brothers, A. B. Sherman Jr., Rev. Gary Sherman (Pamela), Jimmy Sherman (Mildred) and Harry Sherman (Patsy); two sisters-in-law, Isabella Todd and Nanie Mae Mims. She has many spiritual daughters and sons, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Sister Gantt was lifelong learner of the Word of God. She exemplified the scripture, “Study to show thyself approved unto God,” and completed a 10-year personal study of the Bible where she took notes on the entire Bible, every chapter and verse. She also completed many Home Bible Study Courses and further studied for the Word of God through the Local, State, and National Baptist Conventions. Dorothy felt that her gift and call from God was to teach, lecture, and counsel from the Word of God to benefit the Body of Christ and to promote the spiritual health and growth of the church. Well done thou good and faithful servant!
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  • Service

    Sunday November 24, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday November 24, 2019 3:00pm
    Valley Brook Outreach Church
    8323 Augusta Road
    PELZER, SC 29669
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  • Interment

    Monday November 25, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Monday November 25, 2019 2:30pm
    Greenville Memorial Gardens
    7784 Augusta Rd
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Reverends Anthony and Yvonne Johnson Scott

Posted at 03:08pm
To the Gantt and Sherman Families, our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. Know that God is a very present help and remember the motto "The Family That Pray Together Stay Together." Keep looking up.

Reverends Anthony and Yvonne Johnson Scott

Juanita F. Woods

Posted at 07:01am
To the Gantt and Sherman Family, please know we share your loss and will log remember "Dot" for her wonderful, ever present, smile and kin greetings. We all grew up together and have always been close at heart. Now please know God has it all in control and it is well with her soul.

The Johnson family/Juanita Woods

Rev. & Mrs. O'Neal

Posted at 07:22pm
Our prayers and condolences go out to the Sherman, Mims, and Gantt families. Mrs. Dot was a true soldier in Gods army, always gave encouraging words to me and my husband. Thank you Lord for placing such a woman like this in our path. God bless you all and give you strength during this time and the days to come.

Rev. J.E and Barbara O'Neal

Brenda C. Henderson

Posted at 05:57pm
Keeping the family in prayer. May GOD comfort you; strengthen you and surround you with people who love you. Lean on HIM and HE will give each one of you exactly what you need. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Lillian B Flemming

Posted at 07:58am
Our family will continue to pray for the Sherman, Mims, and Gantt family for the loss of Sister Dot. Her life touched ours in so many ways and she will be missed. Rev. & Mrs. J. M. Flemming and Family

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