Leola Cantly Memorial

Leola‎ Gilliam‎ Cantly,‎ born‎ January‎ 2nd,‎ 1930‎ in‎ Mt.‎ Pleasant,‎ Texas,‎ was‎ a‎ loving‎ and‎ faithful‎ preacher’s‎ wife,‎ mother‎ of‎ seven‎ children,‎ 23‎ grandchildren,‎ 37‎ great‎ grandchildren. She was a‎ ravenous‎ reader‎ of‎ romance‎ novels‎ and‎ had a‎ love‎ for‎ road‎ trips‎ across‎ the‎ USA.‎ ‎ Leola‎ and‎ her‎ husband‎ Nathaniel‎ grew‎ up,‎ graduated‎ from‎ high‎ school‎ and‎ married‎ in‎ Kilgore,‎ Texas‎ and‎ have‎ been‎ married‎ 65‎ years‎ this‎ past‎ May.‎ 
Leola‎ attended‎ Prarie‎ View‎ University‎ majoring‎ in‎ library‎ sciences.‎ After‎ moving‎ to‎ Amarillo‎ Leola‎ was‎ one‎ of‎ the‎ first‎ black‎ nursing‎ students‎ to‎ attend‎ St.‎ Anthony’s‎ Hospital’s‎ LVN‎ nursing‎ program.‎ Leola‎ went‎ on‎ to‎ work‎ for‎ the‎ newly‎ opened‎ High‎ Plains‎ Baptist‎ Hospital,‎ now‎ BSA,‎ and‎ retired‎ after‎ 28‎ years‎ at‎ Shepherd’s‎ Crook‎ Home‎ Health.‎ 
Leola‎ spent‎ tireless‎ hours‎ serving‎ our‎ community‎ providing‎ blood‎ pressure‎ and‎ other‎ health‎ screenings.‎ ‎ 
Leola‎ was‎ a‎ member‎ of‎ North‎ Heights‎ Church‎ of‎ Christ‎ along‎ side‎ her‎ husband‎ for‎ over‎ 50‎ years‎ and‎ a‎ lifetime‎ member‎ of‎ Amarillo‎ Branch‎ of‎ NAACP‎ where‎ she‎ recieved the Branch Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Upcoming Events In August

August 8th
Executive Committee Meeting
(Executive Committee Members Only)
Warford Center

Warford Center

August 10th
General Membership Meeting
Mt. Olive Baptist

August 10th
3rd Quarter State Leadership Conference
Temple, Texas
All Day

For more information see the Event Calendar