George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Gwen Pentecost Barger

10 May, 195112 November, 2019

Gwendolyn Nan "Gwen" Pentecost Barger, age 68 of Jackson, passed away on November 12, 2019 in Jackson.

She was born in Jackson on May 10, 1951 to the late Thomas and Nannie Pearl Pentecost. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Maplewood Nursing Home. She was also very active in the St. Mary's Manor community.

She is survived by her daughter, Melony Lipford Shelton (Scott) of Jackson and Scott Lipford of Jackson; two granddaughters, Lauren Grace Shelton and Adley Kate Shelton of Jackson.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12:30-2 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Mercer with a graveside service in Maple Springs Cemetery following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Maple Springs Baptist Church, 155 Maple Springs Rd., Mercer, TN.


  • The Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, 14 November , 2019


Gwen Pentecost Barger

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Patsy Maples

17 November 2019

I remember Gwen as a very sweet,kind and loving person. She loved the Lord and she loved to serve where ever she could. Singing at the nursing homes was one of her favorite ways to serve her Jesus. I imagine she is singing and rejoicing now ........

Dewayne King

14 November 2019

Gwen was a very active part in our church. She and my mom, Joyce King, taught Sunday School and Children's Chuch for many years. Now they are both in heaven together again, only three weeks apart in their home going.