She was an avid Duke and Cowboys fan.
Iva is survived by her children, Tracy, Sam, Jr. (Renee), Jeff (Consie) and children; grandchildren, Megan, Thomas (Nicy), Dusty (Izzy), Jerico, Ki Ree, Landon (Lucy), Samantha (Jake), Seth, Shavella, and Braden; great grandchildren, Madison, Sade’, Jakiaz, and Gabby; great grandson to be Marcelle Ballard; brothers and sisters, Bessie, Mary, Matilda (Pat), Linda, Bruce (Jessica), and Ernie (Kirk); many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Gentry; her parents, Samuel and Lucinda Reed; one brother Bill; two sisters, Ollie and Sharon Faye.
Services were held on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Cherokee Pentecostal Holiness Church. Pastors Tim Melton and Betty Drake officiated. Burial followed at the Reed family cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Rich, Dusty, Jerico, Ki, Landon, Seth, and Braden.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Gentry family.