Catherine Dent Brantley

May 12, 1937February 6, 2014

Catherine Allan Dent Brantley went to dwell in the house of the Lord forever on February 6, 2014.

Catherine was born May 12, 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida, daughter of Stuart Hubert and Attala Walker Dent. After attending local schools, she attended St. Mary’s School and College in Raleigh, NC. She was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry several times.

She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Senator Lewis B. Brantley. She is survived by her children Robert C. Wulbern (Sharon), Allan E. Wulbern (Fran), Richard L. Brantley, Karen B. Akins (David) Linda B. Chapman (Sid) and grandchildren Walker and Alex Wulbern, Jack and Sims Wulbern, Bronson Brantley (Lindy), Lauren and Benjamin Akins, Tiffany, Michael and Steven Chapman, great-grand children Ashlyn, Hailey and Lauren Brantley and Hunter Chapman, sisters Betsy Miller (Gunnar) and Mary-Stuart Pratt (Jim) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Catherine was a member of the Junior League of Jacksonville. She was President of the Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Florida 1981-83. She was a delegate to the Diocese of Florida Convention several times and an appointed member of the Diocesan Council River Region, West. She was an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, a Paul Harris Fellow and past treasurer of the Inner Wheel Club of West Jacksonville Rotary. She was a RSVP “Tale Teller” for five year old kindergartners at Central Riverside Elementary School for several years. She also was a board member of daniel Properties, Inc.

As was his wish, after her husband’s death, Catherine established the Lewis B. And Catherine D. Brantley endowed scholarship at the University of North Florida for students, both merit and need, from Northeast Florida.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 12th at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 4758 Shelby Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, with interment to follow at 4 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jax. Fl 32207.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Lewis B. and Catherine D. Brantley Scholarship Fund at the University of North Florida, daniel Foundation or St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens 729 S. Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, Fl. 32205.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Thomas Carroll Weller

April 24, 2014

Deeply saddened to learn of Catherine's death. We were friends at Camp Weed in the early 1950s, and dear friends the summer of 1953, a special memory. My condolences to Betsy and Mary Stuart.

April 24, 2014

Very sad to learn of Catherine's death. We were friends as teenagers, at Camp Weed, Carrabelle, Florida in the early 1950s, especially dear friends the summer of 1953. My deep condolences to Betsy and Mary Stuart.
Thomas Carroll Weller

Jennifer Jones

March 31, 2014

Karen, Linda and families,
I am so sorry for your loss. I just received the obituary from my mother yesterday. My prayers are with you.

Jennifer Lohr Jones, Dover,Ohio

Mary-Stuart Pratt

March 29, 2014

Thank you all for such sweet thoughts and prayers for Catherine. We miss her but your thoughts and prayers are a great comfort.

Joan (Green) Branch

February 17, 2014

So very sorry to learn of Catherine's death. I was a classmate of hers at R.E. Lee. My deep and sincere sympathy to her family on this sad occasion. I firmly believe that when a loved one dies, they live on forever in the heart of their loved ones left behind. God Bless and help you through this difficult time.

Zana King Burnette

February 14, 2014

What fun we had growing up, especially at Lee. Will miss seeing her at our Out to Lunch Bunch

February 14, 2014

On behalf of all the 1997 Potentates from the Northeast, please accept our sympathy on the passing of "Cat". We all came to know her and to enjoy many good times with her. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
Charles Weaver PP 1997
Largo FL

February 13, 2014

We dearly loved Catherine. She and her family will be in our prayers. JT and Pat Glisson

Patricia Weyer

February 13, 2014

Betsy,Thanks for calling. Catherine has always stayed in my memory since West Riverside - those walks to and from Willowbranch Park. Seeing you two together at lunches was special. Know you and your family will stay in my prayers. I missed being with you very much.

Mike Finn

February 11, 2014

It`s been my great honor to know Lew and Catherine all those years and to have Catherine as my dear neighbor at Park Plaza. She and I loved to reminisce about Lew and my Dad politicking in my Dad`s Model A Ford truck during Lew`s Mayorial run. I will always think of Catherine when I look past her apartment onto the beautiful St. Johns.

Mike Finn