OBITUARY

Genetta Barry Roast

February 3, 1925November 6, 2018
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Genetta Barry Roast, 93, of Germantown passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday November 9, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Memphis Funeral Home. Born on February 3, 1925, Genetta was a lifelong resident of Germantown. She was an active member of Germantown Baptist Church and a member of the Lamplighter Club of Germantown. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar “Buddy” Roast; her parents, Jack W. Barry and Bess Coopwood Barry; and her sister Bess Sentell Barry. She is survived by several cousins and many friends. Memorial contributions may be sent to Germantown Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar “Buddy” Roast; her parents, Jack W. Barry and Bess Coopwood Barry; and her sister Bess Sentell Barry.

    She is survived by several cousins and many friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Germantown Baptist Church

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Genetta Barry Roast

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Eileen Barry Smith

November 8, 2018

Genetta liked to dance, so did I. I think she and husband would go ballroom dancing. In the early 1970's I taught dancing for the Memphis Park Commission in college: tap, ballet and jazz. I guess Genetta and I got to talking and it was decided I would teach her how to tap dance. She got tap shoes and for some time I would go every Saturday and give her lessons. Fun times! Her Germantown house was a place of beauty, hospitality and wonder. Many happy family times were had there. I am so grateful to Sharon and all the other ladies who cared for Genetta in ger last years. God bless all of you! Genetta may you rest in peace. Love, Eileen and Danny and family

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Biography

Genetta Barry Roast, 93, of Germantown passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday November 9, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Memphis Funeral Home.
Born on February 3, 1925, Genetta was a lifelong resident of Germantown. She was an active member of Germantown Baptist Church and a member of the Lamplighter Club of Germantown.
She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar “Buddy” Roast; her parents, Jack W. Barry and Bess Coopwood Barry; and her sister Bess Sentell Barry.
She is survived by several cousins and many friends. Memorial contributions may be sent to Germantown Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.