A TIME TO BE BORN~ Ecclesiastes 3:2
Barbara Toliver Gant was born on November 18, 1938 as the eldest daughter of the late Clemons Toliver and the Late Bernice Ray in Giddings, Texas. She was raised by her mother and devoted father, the late John W. Moreland.
GOD GIVETH WISDOM AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH COMETH UNDERSTANDING- Proverbs 2:6
Barbara attended Grant Elementary School, Dunbar Jr. High, and Wheatly High School all in San Antonio, Texas.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART~ Matthew 5:8
At an early age, upon the profession of her own faith, Bobbie accepted Jesus The Christ as her personal Savior and Lord, and was baptized at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in San Antonio under the leadership of the late Reverend James N. Byrd. Bobbie later united with the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of San Antonio under the Pastorage of Reverend John J. Rector, Sr., where she remained a member for over 58 years. She was a singer and served in ministry of song in various choirs thru the years.
WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER~ Mark 10:9
Bobbie was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Mr. James Dudley Gant, Sr. on October 27, 1955. She was the delight of James’s eye. To this marriage 4 children were born. Mr. James Dudley Gant, Sr. preceded her in death on October 27, 2010. Bobbie was a devoted wife and loving mother.
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
Bobbie was employed by Bexar County Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital and in private duty for the McNeal family. Bobbie had an infectious laugh, never met a stranger, and enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed planning casino trips and the fellowship of friends and family.
I FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT AND HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE~ 2 Timothy 4:7
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Bobbie exchanged this life on earth for a new and better one in Glory. In addition to her parents, and loving husband, she is preceded in death by a Mother in law, Mrs. Freddie Mae Taylor, a brother, Johnny M. Moreland, sister, Michele Moreland Wright, and nephew, Charles Duane Johnson.
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN~ Matthew 5:4
She leaves to cherish the memories: 4 Children Roslyn R. Gant of Garland, Texas, Janet Gant Lavong (Reggie) of Richmond, Texas, Sonya S. Gant and James D. Gant, Jr. both of San Antonio. 4 grandchildren, Kortney, Kendrick, Erin, and Chelsi. 1 Great Grandson, Kendrick, Jr.; 4 sisters, JoAnn Templeton, Kimbolyn Cooper (James), Mary Demps, Cathy Dednam; 2 brothers, Robert L. Carr (Sherri), John Moreland (Kenna); 4 aunts, Evelyn Dancy of San Antonio, Texas, Mattie Davis of Giddings, Texas, Elnita Jones of Victoria, Texas and Druzella Williams of Houston, Texas; 2 Uncles, Andrew Moreland (Jessie) of Los Angeles, California and Wilford Wells (Johnnie) of San Antonio; Godson, Dewey McVea III and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.