Wendy Marie Gentry

June 23, 1977 - March 1, 2012
Wendy Marie Gentry

Wendy Warren Gentry 34, of Wilmington died Thursday March 1, 2012.

Wendy was born in a Volkswagen on the way to New Hanover Hospital. She was a graduate of E.A. Laney High School and Cape Fear Community College as a Medical Transcriptionist. She was also a published and award-winning poet, enjoyed singing with her mother Carol, and had an undying love for all animals.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert Gentry of Wilmington; her father and step-mother, Donald and Connie Warren; her father-in-law, Steve Lidston; step-father Keith Bell. Also surviving are brothers and sister-in-laws Andrew and Sarah Warren; Matthew and Catherine Warren; Charlotte Gentry; and Leigh Atkinson; nieces and nephews; grandmothers Nellie Warren and Eleanor Gill; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother Carol Bell; grandfathers Donald Warren Sr., Albert Hewitt, and Collis Gill.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 at Liberty Baptist Church, 7957 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. http://www.nami.org.

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  • March 04, 2012
    Kay Blackburn Warner says:
    Donald and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace knowing that Wendy is no longer in pain. Kay Warner

  • March 05, 2012
    Chris & Dottie Edwards says:
    Robert, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Dottie

  • March 03, 2012
    The Chittums says:
    God Bless you all during such a difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • March 03, 2012
    Jeff & Marietta Johnson says:
    Donald, Andy, & Matthew We are so very sorry. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do we are only a phone call away. Her light shines on. There are tears here, but rejoicing in heaven. She is with her savior and Carol.

  • March 07, 2012
    Jennifer Coleman says:
    I met Wendy in 1985. We were in the same 3rd grade class at Gregory Elementary in Wilmington.We became good friends. We had sleep overs and many play dates. She moved to Maryland for a few years,but we never lost touch. She moved back to Wilmington to live with her dad and finish high school. She called me and said let's hang out! We did have lots of teenage fun! She did after all have a car at 16! We went all over the place, to the beach,shopping and eating out. We saw a cool concert. We would always do popcorn and a movie. And if I needed a friend to talk to she would always listen.I was the maid of honor at her and Roberts wedding. She was the matron of honor at my wedding. I will miss my friend. I'll never find a friend like her again. Every time I would talk to her she would say love-ya and I would reply love you too. Tears won't stop comeing knowing she's gone. I was lucky to have her for a friend. I miss her. Love-ya Wendy and God Bless you forever.