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A loving mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin.  Ms. Cora Lee Montgomery, was the daughter of the late Frank and Mamie Stowe Montgomery, born June 9, 1913 in Clover, South Carolina and departed this life Friday, March 3, 2017 at Fort Washington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Washington, Maryland.  

At an early age she attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with her family and later moved to Gastonia, North Carolina.  She graduated from Highland High School and later moved to New York City where she remained until 2010 when her health began to decline.  She moved to Fort Washington, Maryland to be closer to her family members.  She never forgot her family in North Carolina.  She, her brother, Grady and other family members would travel to the homecoming of Pleasant Grove for many years.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Bessie Prather and Charles Montgomery; six siblings, Daisy Gordon, Grady, Clyde, Verlee, Albert and Gladys Montgomery; two grandchildren, Tina Prather and Gregory Montgomery. 

She leaves to cherish her many memories six grandchildren, Alice Hall (Vaughn, Sr.), Tammy Mudd (Lawrence, Sr.), Roger Prather (Sonia), Marcelle, Tyrone, and Corey; sixteen great grandchildren, Vaughn Hall, Jr. (Shonda), Taiwan Felicia Hall, Rodricko Hall (Deadra), Tashona Lipscomb (Gerrick), Lawrence Mudd, Jr., Travis Mudd, William Prather, Nicole Prather, Craig Montgomery, Andre Montgomery, Jasmine Montgomery, Omar Montgomery, Vontarias Kornegay (Laquida), Tyhir Kornegay, Antwan Smith and Aniya Smith; eight great great-grandchildren; Syere Hall, Valerie Hall, TyShonda, Destiny Moses, Bri’Elle Montgomery, Kayla Skinner, Jyzaia Howell, Jazarria Montgomery; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Montgomery and Betty Montgomery; one granddaughter-in-law, Karen Montgomery; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral Arrangements

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
1875 Ridge Road
Bowling Green, South Carolina

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(12:30 until 1:00 P.M.)

Gaston Memorial Park
1200 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, N.C.  28054 

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  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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