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Vernest Joyce Gentry, age 72, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Cumming, Georgia. She was born February 11, 1946 to parents, George and Rosetta Gentry in Newport, Arkansas. She is survived by her sister, Doris Gentry; and a host of loving family and friends. Ms. Gentry worked as a dietary cook for Wellstar North Fulton Hospital.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Vernest Joyce Gentry will be held 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home Chapel 300 Simonton RD, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends from 12:30 P.M. until time of service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 8013 Majors RD, Cumming, GA 30041 (404)236-7666 in loving memory of Vernest Joyce Gentry. Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Highway, Suite 202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678)584-0914 is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence maybe viewed or shared by visiting www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
GONE FROM MY SIGHT
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze,
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch her until she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: “There! She’s gone!”
Gone where? Gone from my sight – that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side,
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of her destination.
Her diminished size is in me, and not in her.
And just at the moment
when someone at my side says: “There! She’s gone!”
there are other eyes that are watching for her coming;
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
“There she comes!”
Henry Van Dyke
A beautiful spirit endures
Through many transformations
And carries with it a patient endurance
A perseverance of the soul
That stands the test of time
The colors of our lives do not fade
But grow brighter with
every changing season