OBITUARY

Gena Louise Lemmon

June 20, 1931April 6, 2021
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Gena Louise Lemmon, age 89, passed away April 6, 2021. She was born June 20, 1931 in Beaumont, Texas to Jesse and Alice Peet. She was raised in Mont Belvieu, Texas and lived out the duration of her life in the Baytown area.

Gena graduated from Lee College in 1953. She worked for HISD as a substitute teacher for 10 years. She also worked for Little Bo-Peep Nursery School as an administrator for 12 years. It suited her loving heart she had for children, especially babies. There was never a baby Gena didn’t greet. Gena always gravitated to babies everywhere she went, and they did to her as well.

Gena often imparted her wisdom and valuable life lessons to her loved ones. She was a big advocate for education and had a saying that has been passed down to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, “The better you do in school, the better you do in life.”

Gena had a passion for playing the piano and singing. Gena was a member of the United Methodist Church her entire life. For many years, she sang in the church choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Due to her health condition, she had not played the piano in the last 2 years. The day before her passing, she played the most peaceful and beautiful hymn for her children.

Gena is survived by her sister and husband Gene and Joyce Twitty; her three sons and their wives James and Natalie Young, Burney and Dorothy Young, David and Cindy Kuntz; grandchildren, Josh Young, Zachary Young, Ty Young, Sally and Blaine Tate, Michael Kuntz, Matthew Kuntz, Makenzie Kuntz Castongue; plus 2 great grandchildren, Angel Tate and Elijah Tate. And numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, James E. Young; husband of 8 years Kenneth J. Kuntz; husband of 38 years Derrell Lemmon; sister Billy Freeman; brother Ted “Teddy” Peet; and grandchild Seth Young.

Gena will be remembered as a strong woman of faith who instilled Christian values to her children.

Please join us celebrating her life with visitation beginning at 12 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. Interment will take place following the funeral service at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Frwy., Webster, TX 77598.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

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Dorothy Young

April 12, 2021

Gena was a wonderful mother in law that I was truly blessed with. Our visits often began or ended with her giving life advice. I’m going to miss her words of wisdom. She was a great GG to my kids and grandkids. She was so very proud of her family. She will always be in our hearts. We love you, GG.

Ken Freeman

April 12, 2021

I have so many happy memories of Aunt Gena. All of the family get togethers, the times as a kid that I would visit Burney or Jim, whatever the occasion, she was always so welcoming and loving. Even in her later years, she always asked how I was doing, always so caring. She was a wonderful person. Really going to miss her.

Lisa Freeman

April 11, 2021

Gena was so kind. Very much a true Lady! I loved to listen to her beautiful Southern way of talking. I heard that she told my in laws that I was a good person to have in the family. Thank you Aunt Gena for your vote of confidence. For a period of time, I would visit Gena and she loved to talk about her great sons. She was a dignified and classy lady. Will really miss her.

Love
Lisa Freeman

Barbara Kuntz -Ashby

April 8, 2021

Steaks night at the house were always special . Loved the conversations we had together as I learned to know your Mom . As time went on , and life changed , I looked forward to our long phone conversations. She always loved to talk about her kids and grandkids. They were her pride and joy !
Deepest condolences and prayers for comfort and strength. Love , Barbara

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