April 2, 1941 ~ June 20, 2020

Born in: Quincy, IL
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

Cynthia (Cindy) Gentry, 79, of Stone Mountain, passed away on June 20, 2020. Born and raised in Quincy, IL. on April 2, 1941, she later moved to Rockford, Il and Roanoke, VA and has lived the last 31 years in Stone Mountain, GA. Cindy graduated from Quincy High School in 1959. On June 10, 1960, she married her high school sweetheart, G. Floyd Gentry. This past June 10th they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

She was a member of the order of Rainbow for Girls.

Cindy worked at Pine Ridge Elementary School in DeKalb County, GA. as Food Service Manager for 21 years. She took great pride in her work – and her school received multiple awards of excellence because of her leadership.

She was a great mother, loved her grandchildren unconditionally, always put her family first, and was a selfless and consistent giver.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Scharnhorst, sister Barbara Jean Scharnhorst, her parents who raised her Dorothy and Howard Koch.

She is survived by her husband, G. Floyd Gentry, her daughter Laura Gentry-Nerenberg (Bruce) and son Todd Gentry (Daphne), her granddaughters Sydney, Kendall and Kennedy, her brother Ren Scharnhorst and sister-in-law Marcia Scharnhorst, brother Lynn Scharnhorst and sister-in-law Sandy Scharnhorst, and a number of brother in in-laws, sister in laws, nieces, nephews ,cousins, and friends.

Per family request, instead of flowers, donations should be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital at stjude.org or Shriners Hospital for Children.

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  1. CandleImageLove you mom! Gonna miss you tons! You’ll always be in my heart. I can never thank you enough for all you have done for me and our family. Rest well knowing you did all the right thinks, raised us right and lived your life by God’s will.

  2. CandleImageI love u mimi! You will always be with me! i will never forget my mimi! i will love u “forever and ever!”

  3. CandleImagethank you mimi for giving us amazing memories that will last a lifetime. i hope you’re living it up in heaven. i love you so very much! i miss you so much!

  4. CandleImageWe are gonna miss truly you! You were one of a kind. The most unselfish , kind and loving mother/ Mimi we could ask for. Thanks for always making me feel like you own daughter. Your granddaughters loved you to the moon and back. They treasured you as their Mimi! You wore that name proudly! You will always be in our hearts. I love you Mimi…

  5. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the family, may the Lord provide you with the Peace only he can provide now and in the days to come. Cherish the memories, I will remember Mrs. Gentry as a woman of great character .
    May God continue to bless and keep you in his care.

    • Dear Ms. Vicki, Thank you for your kind and compassionate words.
      Laura Gentry and Family

  6. CandleImageMimi you will forever be apart of my life. i look forward to the day where i get to see you in Heaven with our King. i will always be your sugar and i will wear that name proudly. You were one of the most selfless people i ever met. i will cherish our memories forever. i’ll see you soon! i love you forever and a day mimi❤️

  7. CandleImageMimi you were a huge light in my life. i know i will see you again someday in Heaven with our King. you were one of the most selfless people i ever met. i will forever be your sugar and i will wear that name proudly. thank you for always showing me to appreciate the small things in life. i know i will always see you through your son, who just happens to be my amazing daddy. thank you for all of our precious memories! i’m gonna miss you, but i also know i’ll see you soon. i love you so much mimi! i’ll love you forever and a day❤️

  8. Cindy,
    Eddie and I want to share how much we loved you (and Floyd). From the first time we met, you took us in as your own. We have shared holidays and just plain old regular days together, and one is just one fond memory after the next. We will tell stories and share memories when ever we are with Todd, Daph, and the girls to always keep your memories close to our hearts. May you Rest In Peace knowing how loved you are❤️

  9. My condolences to you, Floyd and your family. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you both but we had a long friendship. I was so hoping you both would attend our last reunion but not everyone knows each other’s situation. My heart and prayers are with you all along with tons of memories. Stay healthy and please stay in touch.

  10. CandleImageFloyd, Laura and Todd, I am sorry for your loss.
    When I think of Cindy I remember family get-togethers and holidays spent down at “camp” and in my mind’s eye I can still see her playing badminton and laughing. In the slightly competitive “girls-against-the-guys” game, she was helpful and supportive when I miss-hit and didn’t serve well; such a fond memory of her.
    Cindy will remain in my thoughts, as a kind, encouraging and fun-loving person.
    Please know that you-all are in my prayers.

    • Maria,thank you for your kind words and memories of Mom. I would love to catch up with you and Rick and stay in touch…
      With fond thoughts and memories
      Laura Gentry Nerenberg

  11. CandleImageI would like to start by saying my thoughts and prayers go out to all my Gentry/ Scharnhorst family. Dad, Floyd, Todd, Laura..i love you guys !!!!! I miss Cindy(mom) every day. Its hard to believe she is gone. Sometimes it hits me like a brick wall and a breakdown and cry. Cindy always told me ..kelly–ill always be here for you. I know now what she meant more than ever. I can hear her kind words saying that in my head and it gives me a overwhelming feeling of calmness and peace. She may be gone from this earth..but she will always be with me ..especially in my heart more than ever. Thank you Cindy for all the things you have done for our family ..and always believing in each and everyone of us . I know that shes ok ..shes good ..and shes in the place we all strive and live to get to each day . I will see you again mom!!! I love you more than words could ever say !!!

    • Laura
      Kelly hat was one of the most beautiful and kind things I have ever read. I love you very much Kelly — you have always been like a little brother to me. I will carry out mom’s wishes, and I will always be there for you the way that she was for you.

  12. CandleImageCindy, You warmly welcomed me into your family and you became a loving part of my life. I will always treasure our conversations where we shared so many thought, feelings, cares and concerns — as well as making sure that your medications were correct and at the right time of day or making sure that your were getting all the medication to ease your pain. I miss you — everything about you – became my second Mother.. I know that you are now free of pain and no longer have to worry about your family and friends since you can now watch over them from your heaven station. Even miss when you would challenge me or berate me with your you finger with hand cocked and turned upward and pointing at me. You will always be in my heart and part of my life — and thanks from bringing into this would your amazing, loving daughter, Laura, who married me and blessed my life. Your memory will always be a blessing for us and every whose life you touched. God, we miss you so, so much and I miss you more. All my love always! Your son-in-law , Bruce Nerenberg

  13. Dear Mommy, I will miss you and think of you every day of my life. I know you have never really left me. We are always together in our hearts forever and can always meet in our dreams.

  14. CandleImageMy beautiful sister, Cindy, and I were very close. She loved me unconditionally and, through the years, always encouraged and helped me without question. And, oh how much fun we had together! It is hard to believe she is gone. I miss you so much and love you forever.

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