November 29, 1940 - July 26, 2014
Brantley, Vera L loving mother of Danny Brantley (Christine), Johnny Brantley (Charlene), Billy Brantley, Jeannette Brantley and Tauheedah Pari. Devoted sister of Susan Barntley (Robert). July 26, 2014, Age 73 years. Funeral Service at J.C. Battle & Sons FH ( Chapel), 543 Rockdale Ave. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Friends may call Saturday, August 2 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at J.C. Battle & Sons FH ( Chapel). Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at http://www.jcbattleandsonsfuneralhome.com
Vera L. Brantley, born November 29, 1940, was from the union of Henry Lenzly and Helen Orndorff in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born the third of four siblings in Norwood, Ohio - graduating from Norwood High School in 1959. Vera was a talented artist and was offered a scholarship to develop her talent to share with the world. Instead, she chose to marry and birth her adoring children.
She loved to teach and was gifted in her ability to develop interpersonal relationships. She used her gift of interpersonal relationship development with the Nation of Islam during 1965. She was a school teacher with the Nation - also holding various positions during her years with the Nation. 1977, she began teaching at Terrace Guiled while being very active in the community teaching others how to be self-aware and improve self-confidence.
A dedicated, compassionate, and nurturing mother, she successfully raised her children while pursuing her career aspirations at University Hospital Medical Center - where she retired in 2000.
Vera is survived by her five children: Danny Brantley (Christine), Johnny Brantley (Charlene), Billy Brantley, Jeannette Brantley, and Tauheedah Pari. She is also survived by her loving, dear grand children: Chevonda Brantley, Jay Brantley, Jamar Brantley, Dominic Johnson, Antonio Crew II, Danielle Brantley, Kara Rice, Billy D. Brantley, Brandon Tolbert, Derrick Brantley - and twelve great-grand children.
Vera is preceded in death by her loving brothers Donald and Eugene Lenzly. She leaves behind her devoted sister, Susan Brantley (Robert), nieces, nephews, and her extended family members she has loved and with whom she has created many memories - and a host of other family members and friends.