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Barbara Ann Sharrock Gant, 80

April 15, 2020

Barbara Ann Sharrock Gant, 80, of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Mary Elizabeth Gibbs Holland Sharrock and the wife of the late Kenneth William Gant, Sr. who went home to be with the lord on August 9th 2013.

Barbara worked tirelessly for more than 35 years with Children and Youth Services, The Department of Public Welfare and Childcare Management. She also was a foster mother for over 18 years. To this day, children she cared for in their younger years still come back to visit with their “Nanny”.

Sunday for Nanny and the family meant Church, the family meal and then off to her “appointment” (Bingo). She was a faithful member of Crossroads Mennonite Church for over 65 years and desires for her whole family to come to know the Lord. She accepted everyone and was unbiased in “strongly advising” loved ones, guiding them to see all that they are now and what they could potentially be in the future. With her strong faith, Nanny was the “super” glue of the family. She stressed that when she “closes her eyes” she wants her family to stick together, take care of themselves, take care of each other and do what’s right.

Nanny loved singing with her children, grand & great grandchildren. With an open door, her house was a home to all. She loved to cook for family, friends and the entire community. No one could make potato salad and macaroni & cheese like hers.

No words could describe the pain we feel in the wake of her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she has entered heaven’s gates, in the presence of GOD, rejoicing and singing with those that had transitioned before her.

Barbara is survived by her sons: Kenneth Gant, Jr., Rev. Michael Gant Sr., husband of Abadella, Jerry Gant, Curtis Gant, husband of Christine, all of Lancaster and daughters Barbara Gant of Lancaster, and Yohonda Dixon, of NY, sisters: Jean Boston, of Philadelphia and Yvonne Holland, of Florida, brothers: Herbert and Arthur Gibbs, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she was deeply loved by Doralene Govan Davis, Charleslena Govan and Latonya Dixon. Also, Goddaughter & namesake Barbara Thomas-Vassor. She was also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons, Mark Gant, Joseph Tyrone Gant and William Gant, sister, Jacqueline Holland, grandchildren Jamesha Bell, Mikeisha Gant, Michael Gant, Jr. and beloved cousin Bertha Simms.

There will be a drive-by viewing at the south chapel entrance at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike from 9:30-11AM on Saturday, April 25,

2020. An immediate family Funeral Service will follow with Pastor Vincent Whitman officiating. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name may be made to Crossroads Mennonite Church, 401 Church Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

The 11AM Funeral Service will be shared via LiveStream for all on Barbara’s obituary page.

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May 08, 2020

Dear Barb , Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers on the loss of your mother . You are in my prayers. Take care.
Chester Stewart

April 26, 2020

My deepest condolences and prayers to the Gant family I truly love y’all and I’m gonna miss nanny, I’m glad I got to see last month! You are my personal savior I remember when I was 10 years old my mom moved us to S.C and I was trying to contact my grandma and she didn’t have long distance or collect on her phone and I remembered nanny phone number and she accepted the charges and called my grandma and a few days later we were back in PA! I’m always grateful! ❤️
Tynia Cooke

April 25, 2020

Beautiful memorial service, our heart reaches out May God’s peace flood your hearts…Pete

April 25, 2020

To the Gant family,
We all share in your loss of your dear Mother and grandmother. For us, she was a good neighbor, example of what a good mother should be, and a friend. Her commitment, loyalty, and love for her family shined far beyond South Lime St. I pray it continues to shine on through you all and the generations to come. The community of Lancaster has lost one of its all time greatest. I am grateful to have known her and to be a witness of the unity, respect, love and family bond Ms Barb in the atmosphere of her home. May you all be comforted with the many memories you have and the peace of knowing she is now at rest. Love n prayers, Evang Charlotte Robertson and the Toney Fsmily

April 25, 2020

Thank you for sharing part of your life with me, your family, the comfort of your warm home and the great food. I will miss you
Darcel Copes

April 25, 2020

My deepest condolences and hugs to the hearts of all family members
Sis Shirley Ervin

April 25, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to the extended family, I’m deeply saddened of Nanny’s passing…she was such a beautiful person inside and out..her love of her family and friends was heartwarming.. I’ll always remember her gentle soul… rest easy Nanny..
Jerr Biggers

April 25, 2020

To the family my deepest sympathy.I am so sorry for the loss of ur mother she was a beautiful person inside and out, she loved everyone…She will be missed. Gone but not forgotten..R.I.P.❤❤❤🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😢
Betty Turner

April 24, 2020

Dear Gant Family,
Sincerely, I mourn with you at the loss of your dear and very close Mother, Pastor Michael and wife, our Co-Pastor of The House of Bread Life Changing Ministries.  Definitely, your Wonderful Mother is missed and her absence will be noted especially in her congregation at Crossroads Mennonite.  The older we left on earth get, the more we become excited of someday gaining Eternity where we’ll all Give Honor and Praise to the King of Kings, HALLELUJAH!!! 
David John Rios

April 23, 2020

To the Gant Family,
We express our deepest condolences.  We are so blessed to have known Mrs. Gant, she was a very special lady and will be greatly missed.  Keep praying and believing.  We will see her again one day.
James and Bonnie Morant 

April 21, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the entire Gant family.  I have known all of you and your  mom practically all of my life.  Remembering how we use to run through the water sprinkler every summer on South Lime street by the tot lot right outside your backdoor.  Mrs Barb was one of the sweetest, kindest and had a heart of gold souls I have ever met.  Her smile makes me smile.  Barb, you are every bit of your mom, looking like her twin sister.  Our condolences to each and everyone of you.  Kenny, Curt, Jerry, Mike and Barb we love you and we are sending prayers of comfort and peace at this difficult time.  May God continue to bless you and keep your family tight and strong as this is your mother’s wish.  God Bless you! John and Doris Griffith.
 

April 21, 2020

I’m extending my sincere condolences to the family💕Mrs Barbara was a very sweet person and a awesome neighbor when I lived on Lime St.
heaven have gained another Angel
Loretta Felder Elliott

April 21, 2020

Gant Family I will miss anut Barb and her sweet smile along with her cabbage & bake macaroni, we ask God to enfold all of you in his faithful love and comfort you with all the cherished memories you hold dear to your heart.family you are always in our prayers.
Rock & Cheyanna Lambert
 

April 21, 2020

Dear Gant Family:  I am David Weaver.  I taught MOST of you in Sunday School at S. Christian Street Mennonite Church back in the 1960s.  I remember your “young” faces, however, maybe not since you, along with me, have gotten somewhat older.
I just want to write to offer my condolences to all of you.  Your mom was a very good lady and i am sure a great example for you’all.  Remember her encouragements to you to live for Jesus.
May you feel the love and presence of Jesus as you go through this time of mourning the loss of this mom that you all so much loved.  Blessings to all of you.
David L. Weaver

April 19, 2020

I will miss you so much!……And your chocolate cake ❤️❤️ I love you
Ponzell

April 19, 2020

Barb,
Remembering your wonderful mother (Sister Gant) and wishing you comfort  during this difficult time.
Blessings,
Sister Gail

April 19, 2020

To The Gant Family, Thinking of you today with deep and sincere Sympathy. From the Morant Family

April 19, 2020

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  She was a loving, caring, beautiful person.  She was always there for you and never judged.  I always felt welcomed and loved when in her presence.   She will be missed. We have all be Blessed knowing her.
Wanda Reed

Visitation
Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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