Cellina M. Gantley
Thursday 20th of November 1975 - Saturday 2nd of October 2021
Cellina M. Gantley, 45, of Georgetown, KY passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at UK Chandler Hospital after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Cellina was born in Maysville, Kentucky on November 20, 1975, to Jim Thompson and Margie Bowie.
Cellina wed Bobby Gantley on June 11, 2005, and together, they celebrated 16 years of marriage. She obtained her master's degree from Morehead State University in Business. Before her diagnosis, she was working on a second master’s degree in World War II Studies from Arizona State University. She attended Aberdeen Elementary School and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1994.
Cellina loved being around people and sharing experiences with them. Her smile would always light up the room and her laugh was nothing short of infectious. She also enjoyed reading, trivia, her dogs (Zeus and Zoomer), being a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, but most importantly, she loved being with her family.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Mark Bowie of Aberdeen, Ohio; grandparents Ray and Josephine Mitchell of Dover, KY; Jim and Lorraine Thompson of Augusta, KY; Gene Bowie of Dallas, TX and Hilda Bowie of Pickerington, OH; and her aunt, Bonnie Mitchell of Maysville, KY. In addition to her loving husband Bobby, Cellina is survived by her daughter, Abby; sister, Dr. Rajeana (Cody) Conway of Versailles, KY; brothers Adrian (Mari) Thompson of Okinawa, Japan and Ray Thompson of Jacksonville, North Carolina; father, Jim (Rebecca) Thompson of Jacksonville, North Carolina and her mother, Margie Bowie of Aberdeen, Ohio. She is also survived by nieces and nephews including Ryan Conway, Landry Conway, Jack Gallenstein, Emma Gallenstein, and Maggie Schumacher. Other survivors include her aunts and uncles being David Mitchell of Maysville, KY, Joey Lowe of Maysville, KY and Tim and Tina Bowie of Pickerington, OH.
Visitation for Cellina will be held Sunday, October 10th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Milward –Broadway located at 159 N. Broadway, Lexington. Funeral mass will commence Monday, October 11th at 10:00 am at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church located at 410 Jefferson Street, Lexington with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Guests attending visitation are asked to observe mask usage if they are unvaccinated. Masks are
required for all who attend funeral mass at the church the following day per the Lexington Diocese.
In honor of her legacy, the family would like memorial contributions to be directed to St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Building Fund located at 410 Jefferson Street, Lexington, KY and Cancer Fighters United at 4211 U.S. 62, Maysville, KY, 41056.
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Celina was such a lovely and kind woman, very warm to be around her because of her humility. She went out of her way numerous times to give my daughter a ride home, she was very supportive and understanding towards me as a single mother. The last encounter with her was at a Christmas fundraising for St. Peter Claver church, she was given a gift after she donated money and she turned and gave it to me, it says a lot about her type of person, always ready to put a smile on people’s faces. I am going to miss her a lot but praying we will meet each other in heaven one day. May her sweet soul Rest In Peace.
Bobby, Abby and Margie. We are so sorry that Cellina lost her battle with Leukemia. She fought hard . God needed her. On a lighter note, I remember the little girl that didn't like to sleep. Lots of car rides were the only soother. Her smile was infectious and that laugh!! Hold tight to the memories. You will meet again. Love, Louane and Tom.
I am so sorry to hear of Celina's passing. I pray the entire family will take heart in the fact that she was a Godly woman and is now with Christ. May God bless and comfort you all and bring you peace in the fact you will meet again one day.
Curtis and Kendra Andrewssays
So sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord gives you and your family strength to get through these trying times. Love Curtis & Kendra
Keith and Denese Fultonsays
Margie and family, Many prayers and love sent your way. So sorry for your loss.
Whaley and Hamm Familysays
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Cellina is a beautiful soul. She had such a wonderful sense of humor and was always kind to everyone. She was always upbeat on our cheerleading squad for the Aberdeen pirates:) I lost touch with her over the years but have never forgot about her. Now she is a beautiful soul in heaven. Gone from this earth but not forgotten. Much love to the family.