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Dorothy Maxine “Granny” Gentry was born December 6, 1936 to Mary (Goodman) and Fairbanks Gentry in Trenton, Tennessee. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, July 28, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Dorothy professed her life to Christ at an early age. She relocated her family from Chicago, Illinois in 1970. She was employed at City College of Chicago for 25 years and retired in 1990. After retirement she relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana. She joined Old Landmark Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Dr. Elton Amos. She served on the usher’s ministry for many years. Later becoming a Mother of the church.
“Pee Wee” as she was affectionately called by family and friends enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling whenever she could. Her truest love was being a grandmother to all. Everyone knew her as Granny. She was a loving sister, mother and grandmother.
Dorothy leaves to behind to cherish her memories five children, Roslyn Bates of Fort Wayne, IN, Anthony Gentry of Anderson, IN, Virgie Gentry of Chicago, IL, April Gentry and Roderick Gentry both of Fort Wayne, IN; sister, Virgie Banks of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter-in-law, Sharon Gentry; 18 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Ronald Gentry and Donald Gentry; grandson, Antoine Kirk; three brothers, Jack Gentry, Ron Gentry and Jim Gentry.
As bad as I wanted to list my special old and new sisters, brothers and friends that have been a part of my life for many years. I didn’t want to run the risk of leaving anyone out. I will cherish and love your friendship always.
Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery