Barbara Ann Gentry

Published 11:31 am Sunday, January 14, 2024

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Mrs. Barbara Ann Gentry, 80, of Briarwood Lane, Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024 at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center.

She was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Wilkes County to the late Wiliiam H. and Virgina Redmon Gentry. During her younger years she attended Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Church of Ronda. Mrs. Gentry worked several years in Washington, DC with the U.S. Government Federal Agencies. She then moved to California for several years before returning to North Carolina where she worked with Hanes Narrow Fabrics of Advance, until her retirement in the 1990s. Mrs. Gentry was an intelligent lady with extravagant tastes. She always enjoyed spending time outside working in her flowers or garden, loved cooking for others, and especially loved spending time with her family. She was always looking out for others with a servants’ heart. She was concerned for her family and was willing to step-in at anytime to walk beside them through their problem.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her daughter, Beverly Hartso; her son, William L. Gentry; and sisters, Betty Hague and Delores Parsons.

Those left to cherish her memory are: her 8 brothers and sisters, Dorothy (John) Williams, Sylvia Boles, Veronica Gentry, Eunice (Junior) Revels, Lossie (David) King, Sharon (Rick) Wagoner, James (Barbara) Gentry, Kathy Gentry; several nieces and nephews, including special caregivers, Levonia Keaton, Lisa Spencer, Leatrice Revels, Tonya Revels, and Angel Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.  Her funeral service will be at 2: p.m. Saturday in the Gentry Family Chapel by Pastor Casey Walker and remarks by Bishop C.O. Reid. Masks are requested and optional.