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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