Maggie Mae Tant
Maggie Mae Tant, 95, was received in heaven after passing at her home in Roanoke Rapids on July 4, 2016. She was born May 1, 1921, in Halifax County, the daughter of the late Mary Magdalene Keeter and John Claude Keeter.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Calvin Clay and Joseph Carlton Tant; her son, Claude Davis "C.D." Tant; her sisters, Virginia Joyner and Joyce Humbert; and her brothers, Raymond, Paul, Guy, and Claude, Jr.
Mae is survived by her daughters, Wilma Walker (husband Eddie) and Josephine Reese (Pat Reese), both of Roanoke Rapids; her son, A.C. Tant, Sr. (his wife Barbara Jinnett Sykes) of Raleigh; eight grandchildren, Burley Hamill III, Joseph C. Hamill, Angela R. Hamill, Carlton Ray Downing Jr., Timothy D. Downning, Kemper Leonard, A.C. Tant, Jr. and Jason Tant; fifteen great-grandchildren, Heather Barber, Victoria Hamill, Melodie Downing, Morey Downing, Victroria Mills, Brandon Mills, Savannah Mills, Daniel Mills, Clay Hamill, Tyler Hamill, Erica Cerow, Amanda Downing, Timothy Downing II, Alex Tant and A. C, Tant III; six great-great-grandchildren, Lucas Barber, Jaxon Barber, Ryan Terry, Allison Terry, Ben Zier, and Ava Zier; and a dear friend for many years, Carlton Ray Downing.
Friends and relatives may visit with the family on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Dennis W. Gregory, Sr. officiating, after which the burial will take place at Crestview Memorial Cemetery.