Waynesville, Kyla Rochelle Gentry, age 20, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020.
Kyla was a daughter of Russell Lee Gentry, Jr. and Carrie Clark, and her husband of 16 years, Miguel Rodriguez who helped raise Kyla. Kyla was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Sylva. She was a waitress for El Pobré Mexican Restaurant. Kyla enjoyed cookouts and loved to play basketball with her brothers and nephews. She took great pride in keeping the house clean.
In addition to her parents, Kyla is survived by her maternal grandparents, Otis and Sylvia Kay Morris; paternal grandparents, Russell Gentry and Cathy Coleman; three sisters, Kesha Gentry-Webb (Christopher Bryan Webb), Jessica Scott and Whitley Owens; three brothers, Johnathon Clark, Miguel Rodriguez, II and Tyler Yarksi; aunties, Nichole Gentry and Shellee Ann Morris; and a host of extended family.
A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Ryan Jacobson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 service time at the funeral home.
The care of Kyla has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes.
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