May 13, 2000 ~ November 27, 2016

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jeremiah Cane Gentry, 16, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 27, 2016, at his home. Born in Buncombe County, he was a former student at Erwin and was currently home-schooled. He was good-natured and friendly and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and spending time with his mother. He also had a passion for computer technology. His family include his mother, Amy Howard (Ben Sheppard); his father Glen Phil Gentry, Jr. (Lesha); sister, Jessica Creson; infant brother, Uriah Gentry; maternal grandmother, Vicky Eavenson (Tommy); maternal grandfather, Brian Howard (Mona); paternal grandparents, Phil and Louise Gentry; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Trinity Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr. and Allen Rash officiating. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I’m extremely sorry for the loss of your precious son Jeremiah! Although I did not know him personally he looks like a truly beautiful, champion young man. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and your family at this time. I know that one day in the future you will meet again, where there neither pain, tears or sorrow anymore.
    God Bless

  2. Amy, Vicky, and family We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are here if you need anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in this time. We love you.

  3. I Cor. 15:52 In a moment, in the Twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 55 O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING? O GRAVE , WHERE IS THY VICTORY? We will see Cane again and many other loved ones. This is our PROMISE from GOD so be comforted with this, that we will be reunited again some day, no more tears and no more sorrow. We are praying for you and that you will have this peace. God Bless you and your family!

  4. Amy , We were so sad to here about your son . We will seek the Lord on your and the families behalf . Please know you all are in our thoughts .

  5. Cane even though it has been 3 years since I last saw you, it still broke my heart to hear this you never deserved this at such a young age. I remember the times from erwin middle in the morning hanging out in the lunchroom then going to the gym. I remember having class together and those times will never fade away. You will be deeply missed.



  6. Sweet Amy my heart breaks for you and your family What a Blessing to know your Faith is carrying you in this difficult time .Our Lord will give you peace even though we can’t understand why things happen. You are special to me Lots of Love and hugs are sent to you but mostly I am in prayer for you all.

  7. We are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of your beloved son and we extend our deepest condolences to the whole family. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  8. I wanted to send my love, sympathies, and prayers to the Gentry family. I am so sorry to hear about your dear loved one Jeremiah. When we lose someone we love in death, it’s hard enough to cope. But when we lose a loved one so soon, at such a young age, it is even more devastating. Rest assured that Almighty God is not the cause of death, neither does he take our loved ones away from us to be with him. He recognizes the pain we’re experiencing, and he has provided a beautiful hope for the future. John 5:28,29 says, ‘Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones.

  9. You don’t know me. I played Minecraft with Cane from roughly 2012-2015. I have great memories with Cane. I just searched his name to try and reach out again and I am beyond extremely saddened by this. Your son was a part of my childhood. Thank you for him. I can’t stop sobbing.


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