• Ellis Funeral Home
    Midland, TX
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Joanne Gentry 1933 - 2013
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Jim & kids,
I am so saddened to learn of your recent loss of Joanne! I have been gone from Midland since 1992, but I fondly remember the fun 'adobe' summer parties at your home in MaMar. Joanne was a very classy lady and great hostess.....she had exquisite taste and was always very kind and hospitable to everyone. I am sorry that I am belated in sending my condolences to you.

Janet Foster Russell
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Debbie and Jim,
I loved going to the shop and just looking at all the wonderful things Joanne had at her
store and I bought a lot!. Joanne always had time to stop and talk with me so did Debbie I will miss Joanne very much she was so kind and loving with me. Joanne
I will miss hearing your voice when I call. Joanne I will always remember you
and will never forget you so,so sweet. With all my love to Joanne,Jim and of course wonderful Debbie with all my Love and regret
Norma Rodriguez
Saturday, May 04, 2013
To my Uncle James, Debbie, and Theodore,
I want to express our deep love for a great lady; our Aunt Joanne. I have wonderful memories of when you would all come out to visit us, when we lived in Long Beach and Phoenix. As I've read what others have been saying, I can only add that she was indeed, a very gracious woman, full of warmth and love for others. As a young boy, I remember how she affirmed me in life, and encouraged me to pursue my dreams.
Oh man.....when I think of Uncle James and Aunt Joanne, some of the best memories of my childhood come to mind. My life was so much better because of them, and I'm so very aware that she really did add 'class' to the Gentry Clan when she said yes to marrying my father's younger brother.
I've been wishing we could have been there to honor her, and to express our condolences to you all. I am thankful that my sister, Angel, has helped me with some of the information about her departure. And I do believe that heaven is just a little bit sweeter, since her arrival.
May God bring His comfort to you, and comfort to all those that will surely miss her.
Love from Steve and Ginger
Friday, May 03, 2013
What a loss to all of the family and Midland community. Joanne was one of the finest ladies I have ever known. She will be terribly missed. I hope that Jim and Debbie will continue the tradition of her lovely gift shop. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Family of Mrs. Gentry-
I was so saddened to learn of the death of Joanne. She was such a fine and classy lady. She was so pleasant regardless if I saw her in our office, at church or in her store. Everyone I know had such a high opinion of her. Please know your family will be in my prayers.
Dianne Bucy
Friday, May 03, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with all of Joanne's family. She was such a gracious lady and it was always a pleasure to see her at her shop! She made shopping such a great experience, especially at Christmas! I will miss her guidance.

Patty Steward
Friday, May 03, 2013
Debbie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the memories she left behind. My prayers are with you!
Friday, May 03, 2013
Jim my thoughts & prayers are with Hiawatha loved Joanne
Friday, May 03, 2013
Jim I am out of town but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hiawatha loved Joanne. Baker
Friday, May 03, 2013
Ted and Dawn - We will be with you today and always in our hearts. The distance makes it especially difficult during times like now, but I hope you can be comforted knowing how much you are loved by your family in Ohio.
Christi and Mike Marsh
Thursday, May 02, 2013
My condolence to the Gentry Family. My prayers are with you all.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I remember this wonderful lady from the first time i met her daughter in ninth grade. She was always a pleasure to be around and always so sweet and gracious when i stayed at their home. She will be a great angel !
Thursday, May 02, 2013
My condolence to the family. I so wish I could be there, I have good memories of her when we were kids. She was a very sweet person and will be missed. My prayers are with you all.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
My Condolence to the Gentry family.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Joanne.
My prayers are with you.

Louisa Bigelow
Thursday, May 02, 2013
My condolences to the Gentry family. Joanne's was made spectacular by the elegance and graciousness of Mrs. Gentry. I pray for God's love and peace for her family as they know she is in His loving arms.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I remember her from her early Krueger days. My prayers are with you.
Bobbie Hilliard
Thursday, May 02, 2013
To the family of Joanne,

A message to say that many warm and heartfelt thoughts are with you today. I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a true lady; I loved her very much.

Marlene Kasch
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