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Rosa Lee Gentry, 81, of 219 Creek Trail, Edenton, died Friday, Sept. 23, at her home.
She was born in Bertie County, a daughter of the late Abbie Davis and Rosa Baker Davis and was the wife of the late Navy Dell Gentry.
Surviving Mrs. Gentry are her daughter, Teresa Alexander and husband, Robert, of Edenton; two sons, John Doughty and wife, Mary, of Edenton and Eddie Doughty of Edenton; one brother, Cullen Davis of Windsor; one sister, Della Paphites of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren; 14 great -grandchildren; and her dearest friends, Fred and Pat Bible. Mrs. Gentry was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce Doughty; a daughter, Cheryl Wright; a brother, George Davis; and two sisters; Annie Brickhouse and Foy Pierce.
A funeral service celebrating Rosa's life will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Danny Gurganus officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at 1 p.m. at Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 1016, Edenton NC, 27932 for the landscaping memorial fund. Friends may send condolences by visiting www.evansfac.com. Evans Funerals and Cremations is serving the Gentry family.
Published in The Daily Advance on Sept. 24, 2011