USC Women's Basketball

Funeral services to be held for Dawn Staley’s mother

Estelle Staley, who returned to her native South Carolina from Philadelphia when her daughter Dawn Staley was named Gamecocks head women’s basketball coach, has passed away.

Funeral services for Ms. Staley will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 187 Williams Street, Woodford, with entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

A family visitation will be Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

In addtion to Dawn Staley, her other surviving children are Lawrence (Nena) Staley, Anthony Staley, Tracey Staley Underwood and Eric Staley.

Other survivors: nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Aaron (Glenda) Anthony, Carl Anthony, Charles Anthony, Dennis Anthony, Elijah (Carreatha) Anthony, and Hercule (Cassandra) Anthony; sisters, Patricia Davis, Margaret Anthony, Marylee Smith, and Verneatha Austin; three special friends, Joyce Johnson, Dorothy Stewart, and Rose Mary Richardson; other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America.