Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC


Gaynell Cromer Kearns

June 13, 1943July 5, 2020

Gaynell Cromer Kearns, 77, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 following several months of declining health.

Gaynell was born in High Point, June 13, 1943, a daughter of the late Norman and Wilma Duggins Cromer. She served her community as both a registered nurse with High Point Memorial Hospital and as a teacher with Troy Elementary School. In retirement, Gaynell enjoyed her friends, gardening, puzzles and most of all her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband, William H. Kearns and a brother, Charles Cromer.

Surviving are two sons, Philip Kearns and his wife Allison and Bill Kearns and his wife Melinda; three grandchildren, Mason and Sarah Kearns and Parker Kearns; and a brother, Roger Cromer and his wife Nancy and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Norman & Wilma Duggins Cromer, Parents (deceased)
  • William H. Kearns, Husband (deceased)
  • Philip Kearns & wife Allison, Son
  • Bill Kearns & wife Melinda, Son
  • Sarah Kearns, Granddaughter
  • Mason Kearns, Grandson
  • Parker Kearns, Grandson
  • Roger Cromer & wife Nancy, Brother
  • Charles Cromer, Brother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Kearns is also survived by several nieces & nephews.

  • American Diabetes Association


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Gaynell Cromer Kearns

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Dana Newsom Nelson

July 11, 2020

Billy & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember her most from her days in Troy. She was such a kind woman and loved her sons. I am so sorry that I can't send my condolences in person at this time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Dana Newsom Nelson

Lisa Lemons Stewart

July 10, 2020

Billy & Family,

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will keep y'all in my prayers.


Leslie Shoffner

July 7, 2020

Mrs. Kearns was the assistant in my first grade classroom. She taught me to read. She was extremely kind and funny. She will always have a special place in my heart.

I’m sorry for your loss. You have my prayers!