Reverend Donald Edward Brantley, Sr. Obituary in Steelton at Major H. Winfield Funeral Home | Steelton, PA
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Reverend Donald Edward Brantley, Sr.

Passed 05/24/2022

Obituary For Reverend Donald Edward Brantley, Sr.

Reverend Donald E. Brantley, Sr. transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday May 24, 2022 in the peace and love of his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania surrounded by his family. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the late James Lee and the late Hattie Brantley. Donald received his formal education in the Harrisburg School District and graduated from the former William Penn Senior High School. Having a desire to further his education, he attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and received his Associates Degree. After graduating from college, he served in the United States Navy through the ROTC program. He served his country faithfully until he was honorably discharged and returned to his hometown. Donald became a member of “The Emperors”, a professional singing group, which traveled the Eastern seaboard from 1964 until 1967. In March 2022, Don and his fellow Emperors were inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame. He began his working career as a baker for the former Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During his working career, he was also employed by D&H Distributors where he worked as a Buyer and Salesman. Donald’s final employment was at AMP Incorporated as an Industrial Engineer Technician, Personnel Representative, Safety and Health Technician and Plastic Molding Supervisor. While employed at AMP, he completed a two-year course in Industrial Supervision and Management, where he received his Diploma in Human Relations. After 29 years of service at AMP Incorporated, he retired in 1999. Donald was ordained as a Deacon in 1982 by Bishop Charles H. Foggie, as an Elder 1983 by Bishop Clinton J. Hoggard and by Grace Bible College School of Theology in 2012. He attended various schools and Seminaries to improve his ministry. His pastoral assignments were at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Small Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in York, Pennsylvania and Harris A.M.E. Zion Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He served as chaplain for the U.S. Senate of PA and Vice President of the Harrisburg Lenten Fellowship. When God called him to a higher level in his ministry, he and his wife, Ann stepped out on faith and started the New Anointed Christian Fellowship Church where he faithfully served until his health started to fail. In addition to his parents, “Rev” was preceded in death by his “baby girl” Angela; his grandaughter, Asia and his five siblings, James, David, Charles, Gertrude and Geneva. He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life and legacy, his wife of 55 years, S. Ann Brantley; his daughters, Saneen Lewis and Rosalind “Pebbles” Brantley; his sons, Donald E. Brantley, Jr. and Donell P. Brantley; his eight grandchildren, Jamar Brantley (Christina), Donell Brantley, Jr., Da-Laine Beverly (Marina), Tanisha Franklin, Deadre Beverly, Mariah Lewis, Quincy Wadley and Summer Johnson; his eight great-grandchildren, Leyani Brantley, Airihanna Beverly, Zaria Brantley, Layla McDonald, Nadiya Franklin, Victor and D'Angelo Waters and Ace Lewis; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Reverend Donald E. Brantley, Sr.’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 1 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary of Living Water Community Church at 206 Oakleigh Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17111 with Viewing and Visitation 9:30 until 11:00 AM and burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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