Obituary of Willie Luke Brantley
Willie Luke Brantley "Buggy", 43, of Pleasantville, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division.
Willie was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on May 26, 1975. He was the second born to Michelle Tarboro and Willie B. Brantley.
Willie made many accomplishments and was a well rounded guy. Willie attended Egg Harbor Township Schools where he gained and discovered the fundamentals of learning. In ninth grade, Willie moved to Pleasantville, New Jersey. He was the new kid on the block of Decatur Avenue. While trying to find his way in his new town, Willie, felt the need to do the one thing that made him unique, PLAY THE GAME OF FOOTBALL. He played football from midget league to college. To let his mom tell it, Willie was born with a football in his hands. He attended Cabrillo Community College, in Aptos, California and Cheyney University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Willie also went to bartending school and took classes for an electrical engineer.
When Willie was on and off the field, he was: a son, brother, teammate, friend and loyal confidant. You were just family. He would show you his pearly whites through his infectious smile that made you feel you were special to him. To know BIG WILL, was to love him.
Willie was predeceased by: his mother, Michelle Brantley.
He leaves to cherish his love and memories: his daughter, Gi'Anna Brantley of Pleasantville, New Jersey; father, Willie B. Brantley (Joyce) of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; sisters, Gladys Brantley of Mayslanding, New Jersey and Takanii Anderson (Ron) of Pleasantville, New Jersey; nieces and nephews, Ariel, Andrew, Precious, Michelle, Jeremy, Marcus and Andrell; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be 11AM Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Lighthouse Community Church, 1311 South Main Street, Pleasantville, New Jersey, where friends may call from 10AM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.To plant a tree in memory of Willie Brantley, please visit Tribute Store