Mrs. Fonnie Canty-Amoako, 838 Dale St. Kingsport, TN, departed this life Tuesday December 2, 2014, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center.
She was a graduate from Douglas High School and Morristown College. She taught for Kingsport Nursery for over 30 years.
Mrs. Canty-Amoako’s love was her family, church, and friends. She treated all three with love, attention and respect. She was filled with whole-hearted stewardship and loving service as a dedicated member of Bethel AME Zion Church. She served as a member of a Stewardess Board, Gospel Choir, Usher Board and Kitchen ministry. She was also a former member of Dunbar Temple #344, Daughter of Elk.
Preceded in death by her parents, Irene Price, Truda and Paul Turner; husband, Charlie Canty; three brothers, Rev. Hampton Turner, Tim Price and Jerry Price; daughter Priscella Smith; granddaughter Latrice Stewart.
She is survived by husband James Amoako, daughters Charlene Hodge, Ivy Amoako, sons Paul Canty, Mark (Lisa) Canty, Charles (Lucretia) Canty, Richard Canty, Derrick Amoako and Emmanuel Amoako. (15) Grandchildren Nikki, Andre, Candance, Dominic, Tony, Major, Mason, Marcus, Morgan, Jelani, Jared, Aneesah, Jabril, Kacy (Beth), (4) great-grandchildren Gabe, Olivia, Daran, Gabriel; 2 sisters Joyce Tarter and Linda McKinney; a host of nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday December 6, 2014 at 2:00pm from Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Charles Hawkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.