Candace Antwine C.W. Obituary – Death: “Services for former Board of Education member Candace C.W. Antwine to take place in Mississippi”
45-year-old Candace Antwine, a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, has passed away. Candace Antwine died unexpectedly last Friday of complications from a deep vein thrombosis.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from the University of Mississippi for women and a master’s degree in acquisitions and procurement from Webster University. She also completed her graduate work in Communication, Leadership, and Organizational Change at Hawaii Pacific University.
Antwine was elected in November 2018 for a six-year term. She served on board policy and equity committees as well as various committees of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education during her tenure.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Antwine so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To Candace Antwine
Below are some of the statements shared across social media users’ timelines on the death of Antwine.
“JUST IN: Candace Antwine, a member of the Anne Arundel County board of education, died Friday. She was 45.”
“In the last 24 hours two community leaders transitioned from this world to the next. Candace Antwine who served on the Anne Arundel County school board for District 1, was a constant advocate for those who often found themselves under represented in the school system. I was with her a few weeks ago as we gave the closing remarks for one of our graduating high school classes. She even served on our veterans commission pointing out the services needed for that population. Even to the end she was working for those who needed her.
The second is Dick Ladd, who I served with on the County Council. Dick took a significant hit in 2012 when he voted for me to be appointed to the council. While we differered politically, he always tried to find a way to understand what issues I cared about. We still met occasionally for lunch to discuss what issues we could fight together on. His service in the Army and our shared sacrifices was often what kept us in communication.
These two leaders, one a Democrat and the other a Republican was the beauty of our County. When we channel their spirit there is nothing we can’t achieve. RIP to both of you and nothing but love for you and your families.”
“Received word this evening that school board member Candace Antwine passed away. Candace was one of the leaders of Meade’s PTA who only wanted to make a difference in the community. She asked many of us to help her run for school board. She won. She continued to work across the community on issues of equity and strengthening the Meade feeder. She also was a big supporter of the Arundel Legislative Symposium.
Prayers for her son and board colleagues Melissa Sallustio Ellis, Dana Schallheim, Michelle Corkadel, and Drake Smith. Very heavy news. Prayers for the community tonight.
Helen Fields, Ruth W. Rogers, Gary Simmons, Gloria Dent, Mike Rogers”
“Thank you to all who have reached out to me during this difficult time. I am buoyed by your kind words and your support of Ms. Candace Antwine and her work. My other FB page has further details which may interest you. More information will be released in due course on both pages, as appropriate.”
“We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Anne Arundel School Board Member, Candace C.W. Antwine. A retired Navy veteran, Candace was dedicated to equality and equity in education and her passion for service was an inspiration to students and teachers, alike.
Our hearts go out to her only son, Joey and the host of community members and students she worked so tirelessly to serve.”
“GoFund Created to Assist the Family of Candace Antwine, an Anne Arundel School Board Member Who Recently Passed Away.
A funeral has been scheduled for July 31, in Tupelo, Mississippi.”
“It is with a heavy heart that we share news of Mrs. Candace Antwine’s passing . She was an advocate for charter schools and showed interest in Chesapeake Science Point students. Antwine was an extraordinary individual and our community values her service and friendship.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) #CandaceAntwine”
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Family privacy should be respected at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the passing of Antwine.