Resided in Kingsport, TN and Departed on July 2, 2009
Edna Pearl Gentry Light, 77, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, went home to be with Lord on July 1, 2009, after an extended illness.
She was born on June 13, 1932, and was saved at the age of 15. She attended The Salvation Army for over 40 years where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Home League.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Cecil Light; daughter, Dorothy Charsha; grandson, Aaron Shaffer; son-in- law, Jerry Barnett, Sr.; parents, Chester and Rosie Gentry; and brothers, Everett Gentry, Elmer Gentry, and Bobby Gentry.
Surviving are her children, Mrs. Stanley (Elizabeth) Sherfey, Ms. Barbara Barnett, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Willis, and Mr. Michael Light; sisters, Don and Shirley Harris, Earl and Edith Feagins, Phyllis Gentry, and Dallas and Linda Reed; brothers, Clyde Gentry, Kenneth and Carlos Gentry, and Johnny and Pam Gentry; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to granddaughters, Crystal Crawford and B. J. Barnett, who were her caregivers.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 3, 2009, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Holy Mountain Baptist Church.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating. Pallbearers will be Chad Shaffer, Jerry Barnett, Jr., Brent Crawford, Seth Blevins, Dwayne Sexton, and Jacob Sexton. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Shaffer, Leland Holder, and Logan Barnett.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m., at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport TN.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN, is serving the family of Edna Pearl Gentry Light.