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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Bobby and Family - so sorry for your loss. I'll bet you have great memories. My thoughts are with you.
Jerry & Barb Meyersays
Our hearts are breaking for the family. God bless you all during this difficult time. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
To my dear cousin margie , i am so sorry for you and your families loss . cellina was my cousin as well but never really got the chance to meet her but i really wish i would have. My hearts and prayers are with you . hope you find comfort in all the great memories you have of her.
Stacie Barnett Knoxsays
I will never forget when you came to St. Pat. You lit up the room in our geography class with Mrs. Prager. We shared stories of why you came to St. Pat and how nervous you were to make the change. I assured you not to worry as I was a transfer student myself just a couple of years prior, and it was the best decision. You quickly fell right into place with us and the rest is history. Thank you, Cellina for your stories and laughter. May you Rest In Peace.
I am thinking and praying for you Margie! I have such special memories or Celina. She was always so much fun to be around and we had the best time as kids! How beautiful of a woman she turned out to be and such a wonderful soul. I am so sorry for your loss, and I know she is up there with Mark right now! Love and prayers to you all.
I am so very sorry about Cellina. I pray you find comfort as you recall special memories. Cellina will be greatly missed. Diana Staggs