Linda & Dylan Hardwick
Ida Dell Lindley Cantrell, 92, of Greenville, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, moved to her heavenly home on October 23, 2020.
Ida Dell, as she was known by friends and family, was born August 11, 1928. She was raised on the family farm in Gaffney, SC, was a graduate of Winthrop College in the field of education, and taught in Greenville County Schools for over 30 years. She married the love of her life, Marion Virgil Cantrell, Sr. on November 11, 1949. They began their life together in Greenville, where they lived their remaining years raising 5 children. Ida Dell was a faithful supporter of her husband in all that he did. Ida Dell and Virgil were faithful supporters and leaders in their local church, Tanglewood Baptist, their entire married life. Ida Dell continued to support her church even after Virgil passed away in 2017. She also contributed to many other charities.
Mrs. Cantrell was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Lindley; her husband of 68 years, Marion Virgil Cantrell, Sr.; and her grandson, Matthew Conrad Cantrell. She is survived by her children, Marion Cantrell, Jr. (Cindy), Tommy Cantrell (Carolyn), Karen Marrett (Hosea), Nancy Cantrell, and Richard Cantrell (Ashley); her five sisters, Anna Bell Whitson, Daisy Lemmons, Willie Jean Humphries (Ted), Carol Holcombe, and Jessie Blanton; 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11;00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Tanglewood Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery West. Reverend Roy Cantrell and Reverend Bob Whitehead will be officiating. The family requests that those attending the visitation and service wear a mask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tanglewood Baptist Church, 5 New Dunham Bridge Rd., Greenville, SC 29611; Greenville West Camp, c/o Gideons International, P.O. Box 8481,Greenville, SC 29604; or the charity of one's choice.
The children of Ida Cantrell, with deepest gratitude, wish to thank the entire staff of Oakview Park of Powdersville for the LOVE and COMPASSION that was shown to their mother during her stay. They also wish to thank the staff of Pruitt Hospice for the special love that was shown during their mother's last days.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest