Mrs. Willie Gaye (Denton) French, age 85, of Mt. Vernon, KY, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at her residence.
Willie was born December 9, 1934 in Bristol, VA, to the late Daniel and Hattie Ethel (Cross) Denton. She married Robert French on June 30, 1956 and from that union came three children: Judy, Carol, and Sandra. She was a member of the Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church, enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and sewing, but most of all, she loved cooking for and spending time with her family.
Those left to celebrate her life are her husband of 64 years: Robert French; three daughters: Judy French Jones of Mt. Vernon, KY, Nancy Carol (Butch) Brinkman of Batesville, IN, Sandra French (Dale) Whitaker of Mt. Vernon, KY; three grandchildren: Jessica Jones (Jason) Lucas, Jordan (Whitney) Whitaker, Hannah Whitaker; two great-grandchildren: Landon Robinson, Brad Lucas; two sisters: Nancy Barker Pope, and Charlotte Montgomery.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Ralph, Carson, Dewey, Frank, Robert, John, Earl, Tom, Mandy, Florence, and Maggie Denton, Rose Hagaman, Bonnie Bathis, Mattalee Crosswhite, Ackie Rosenbalm, Minnie Jane Reese, Martha Kidd Cross, and Linda Shafer.
Visitation for Willie Gaye French will be Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bros. Randal and Scott Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers are Jordan Whitaker, Landon Robinson, Jason Lucas, Mike Montgomery, Travis Montgomery, and Manual Rosenbalm.
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