George Donald Gentry was born on Wednesday October 30th, 1968 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital NYC. He entered the world as a preemie at just seven months gestation (Clearly he was eager to make his stamp on the world!). Donald grew up on W. 172nd street in New York City from childhood to adulthood, with his loving mother Tawanna and three siblings, Darnell, Sanovia and Dione Gentry as well as his paternal grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. Lester Green Sr.), cousins Lester Jr., Pamela, and Rebecca Green, where they all lived as a close-knit family in the same building for many years. His aunt DeeDee was never far away either. He remained there through early adulthood and was a graduate of George Washington High School in NYC.
With NYC being such a fast-paced life, their caring mother decided she wanted them to experience life at a slower pace and decided to make an impromptu move to Columbus, Ohio in 1993 and Donald followed in 1995.
Donald worked several jobs here in Columbus after their move, unfortunately he could not continue working due to many health challenges that he had long suffered from as a child. Regardless of his issues he pressed on and always kept a positive, jovial attitude and was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand. Donald knew no strangers. He was always polite, mild mannered, always in pain but he never complained, a quiet soul just like his mother. He Loved & lived with his only sister, Sanovia and his brother, Dione in his later years, they were his faithful and loving caregivers.
Donald took his final rest on Monday, February 7th,2022 at home with family. Donald is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Lester Green Sr., Cousin Lester Green Jr., Cousin Rebecca Green, Mother Tawanna Lee Jones, and Father George Donald Gentry Sr., Maternal Grandfather Elroy Jones, Cousin Tracy Jones, Aunt Christina Jones, Uncle Roger Lee Jones and Uncle Willie Jones. He leaves to mourn his passing his Brother Darnell Gentry, Sister Sanovia Gentry (Sammy Goddard), Brother Gary Dione Gentry (I-yana Fletcher), Brother Darryl Gentry and his Nephew Javon Gentry, Niece Dajah Bowers (Deaundre Nelson) and his great Nephews Gray and Deaundre. Along with his Maternal Grandmother, Aunts and Uncles and a host of family and his special friends Linda, Deanna, Doug, Brian and Tommy.
Home-Going Celebration will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022 in the Chapel of SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES 4019 E. Livingston Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43227. Family will receive friends at 10 AM.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE OF THE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL TIMES.
Meeting ID: 880 6270 2409
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