Joanne Gentry Greene, age 89, of Lincolnton, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Joanne was born January 5, 1934, to the late Dale and Julia Gentry. Joanne, who graduated from Lansing High School and then School of Nursing in Charlotte, later attended Prairie Bible Institute at Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. During her early years of nursing, she was employed at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte and Ashe Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Gaston memorial Hospital during her later nursing years. Along with her love for her Lord, she dearly loved her church and family. Joanne answered her Lord’s call to serve as a missionary nurse with the Sudan Interior Mission in Nigeria where she not only ministered to the sick but shared God’s love with the African people.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William Greene.
Left to cherish her life are her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Brenda Gentry and their family, Tommy Gentry (Haley), Eddy Gentry (Michele), Grace Gentry, Emma Gentry, and Olivia Gentry; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Gentry and their family, Danny Wilson, Loryn Dass and Trevor Wilson; children, Midige Martin (Rev. Donald), Monica Ankney (Bill), and Rev. William Vincent Greene (Kimberly); grandchildren, Steve Martin (Dorothy), Samuel Ankney, Meredith Greene, Will Greene, Adam Greene, Bethany Greene, and Ryan Greene; and great grandchildren, Samantha Martin, Jack Martin, Benjamin Martin, and Abigail Martin.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral Home in Cherryville.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton with Rev. Vincent Greene and Rev. Donald Martin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church of Lincolnton for their Samaritans Purse Shoebox Ministry.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com