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Derriunna Charlesa Gantt was born in Andalusia, AL on August 14, 1998 to Vivian (Robert) Willis and Derrick Gantt. She graduated from Straughn High School 2016. While in school, she was part of basketball, softball, and volleyball teams. She received a full softball scholarship to Faulkner State Junior College. She was loud, funny, caring, outgoing, and a very athletic lady. God’s perfect plan for Derri-D and her unborn baby girl Brenliegh Kai Gantt came to pass on March 2, 2019 on a perfect day. She had a heart of gold and always had a helping hand and a laugh that would make your day.
Love ones that has gone before her, Her grandmother: Mittie Jewel Edwards Her great-grandmother: Sarah Gantt.
She leaves behind to cherish all of her memories: Her Ma: Vivian (“Bunny”) Willis. Her dad: Derrick Gantt. Her two sisters: Alikeyuntai (Ken) Pate, and Samantha Dawson. Four brothers: Devin Gantt, Robert Willis, Jr., LaRobert Willis, and Robert Willis III. Her uncles: Tony (Ann) Edwards, Willie (Shakeitha) Edwards, LaVarius (Melissa) Edwards, Volando Gantt, James E. Benson, Jr., Victor (Jameka) Benson, Trakeem Benson, Cornelius Benson, Rodney (Allison) Johnson, Keith Cross, Donald Dorsey. Her aunts: Donnie (Tim) Daniels, Vicki Davis, Linda Benson, Vickie Benson, Shundra (Joseph) Fuller, Sherry (Momodou) Sanyang, Darashana (Archie) Parker, Wanda (Eddie) Dockery, Jada Benson, Sophia (Robert) Stafford, Tanesia Benson, Amanda (Jermaine) Woods, Bridgett (Andretti) Daniels, Kymberneshia Benson, Shambraim Mayes, and Melody Mayes. Her grandparents: Nancy Gantt, James Benson, Sr. Billy Ray (Sister) Lasley, and Helen Willis. Her great-grandmother: Mittie B. Edwards. Her special niece: Asa Jewel Pate. Her special nephews Josiah and Sayvion Willis. Her special sister: Ashlee Hawkins. Her special brother: Caleb Simmonds. Her special mother: Schquwanna Daniels. Her special cousins: Alex Edwards, Andrea Edwards, Marquavius Hall, Octavius Bonham, Dyrian Savage, Delaceyah Mount, Charlesia Edwards, Aarieunna King, Alexis Lawrence. Her special friends: Paris Person, Kendra Green, Dayquon Bell, Lexie Cross, Whitney Jade, Ratiya Peacock, Shamyaa Thomas, Ty Wallace, Ricky Hill, Jr., The SHS Class of 2016 and LBW, Jr. College & Paine College . A host of special uncles, aunts, cousins, and best friends Periodittt!