Rose Mary (Mama Rose) Gentry, – passed away peacefully at the age of 91, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. Born in New Roads, LA to the late Morris and Cordilia LeDuff, Rose married the late Homa Gentry. She was a longtime member of Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church, and previously served as Deaconess Chairperson of the Benevolence Ministry. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Jacqueline Tate, Deborah (Larry) Benn, Reverend Reginald (Tommie) Gentry, Gwendolyn Rose Gentry, Larry Gentry and Linda Gentry; 20 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rose is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Homa Lee Gentry, Jr.; daughter, Althea Gentry; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services honoring the life of Rose Mary Gentry on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00AM at Galilee Baptist Church, 1528 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA. Rev. Frank A. Davis III, officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service.
Interment will follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery, 3540 US-90, Avondale, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.