Lillie Burnam Gentry

Lillie Burnam Gentry, age 95, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville, KY.  Mrs. Gentry worked from 1945 to 1976 as a waitress in numerous restaurants in Cadiz, including:  Wade's Cafe, Thomas' Roost, Tom Mitchell's Cafe, Mom's Luncheonette, & the Cadiz Restaurant.  From 1976 to 1983, she worked in the Housekeeping Department at Trigg County Hospital from where she retired.  She also worked as a night-sitter for residents at Shady Lawn Nursing Home & other elderly citizens in the community.  She was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church.  "Miss Lillie" was known among many in the Trigg County community as the "Birthday Lady".  She would call & sing "Happy Birthday" to persons on their special day. She is survived by: Two Sons- Jerry Burnam, Cadiz, KY, Dr. Jimmy Gentry & wife, Jackie, Rome, GA, Four Grandchildren- Regina Burnam, Hopkinsville, KY, Elisha Cross & husband, Andrew, Dover, TN, Emily Browning & husband, Robert, Carrollton, GA, Nicholas Gentry, Carrollton, GA, Eight Great Grandchildren- McKayla Cross, Matthew Cross, Taylor Cross, Gwendolyn Cross, Vincent Cross, McKenzie Cross, Madison Cross & Charlotte Browning.  She was preceded in death by: Husband - James F. Gentry, Sr., Parents - Mark Ramey & Edmonia Wimberly Burnam, Three Brothers: Carlos Burnam, Wils Burnam, Sam Burnam & Five Sisters: Ruth Burnam, Docia Curtis, Hazel Mitchell, Virginia Cunningham & Mary Ladd.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Monday, February 29, 2016 with Dr. Jimmy Gentry & Reverend Kyle Noffsinger officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Cadiz Baptist Church, PO Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211.  

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Miss Lillie was a very good friend to my mother, Myrtle Carr. When my mother was confined to home she looked forward to Miss Lillie's phone calls to chat and to check up on her. They had many joyful phone conversations. I am truly sorry for your loss and may God keep you in his loving arms as you grieve for your mother. June Hensley

Mama Lillie you was a special person I will never forget you and the memories we had fly high with the angles love you and will miss you

I love you mama lillie you was a very special grandmother that i will never forget
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