Joyce S. Gentry-Sexton

Joyce S. Gentry-Sexton, 79, of Fountain Inn, wife of George Emmett Sexton and the late Sidney Carroll Gentry, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday January 27, 2018 while at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Little Berry Johnson and Fannie Mae Wright Johnson. Mrs. Gentry-Sexton retired from working in food services from the Greenville County School District.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Suzette Link and her husband, Steven, of Fountain Inn; one step-daughter, Tammy Villalobos and her husband, Miguel; six grandchildren, Matthew, Kanen (Julia Tagher) & Cody (Madeline) Gentry and Caroline, Lauren & Joshua Link; four great-grandchildren, Chandler, Olivia, Leyden & Thompson Gentry; three step-grandchildren, Natasha (Joey) Harris, Destiny & Diego (Wanda) Villalobos ; three step great-grandchildren, Diego Villalobos and Cruz & Brixton Harris; five brothers, Larry (JoAnn) Johnson, Marion (Teresa) Johnson, Vernon (Rhonda) Johnson, Eddie (Brenda) Johnson and Randy (Wilma) Johnson and two sisters, Sara Thackston and Martha (Tommy) Moore.

Mrs. Gentry-Sexton was preceded in death by two sons, Chuck & Scott Gentry; and one sister, Mary Matthews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday January 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Cannon Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cannon Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 PM prior to the service.

Condolences to the family of Joyce S. Gentry-Sexton

  • Thelma & Kirby Ballew
    6 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for God’ Comfort for your family. Love to all, Kirby & Thelma Ballew.

  • Jstokes
    6 years ago

    My sincere condolences for your family.
    Rev 21:4

  • Susan Thibodeau
    6 years ago

    Dear Sexton Family: My deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Joyce. We will never get used to losing our loved ones in death because as Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “We were created with everlasting life in view.” But may you find comfort in knowing that Almighty God has promised that soon he will swallow up death forever along with the pain that it brings. (Isaiah 25:8) God has also promised that he will return Joyce to you as it says at John 5:28,29. You can also learn more about what happens when a loved one dies at

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