Gentry Rae Lovett

September 20, 1990 - September 30, 2022

Gentry Rae Lovett, of Beaumont, died September 30, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. She was born Katrina Billie Karasek in Galveston, Texas, on September 20, 1990. Gentry was welcomed into the home of Raymond (Ray) Lovett, Jr., and then Donna Shawl Lovett (Swiss Hart), Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1990. Raymond and Donna fostered and provided a lifelong commitment to love and care for a child whose name was officially changed to Gentry Rae Lovett in 1992.

Gentry experienced lifelong health issues, which included two kidney transplants. Both transplants were from live donors. Donna provided Gentry with a kidney at the age of 2 and a family friend, Ruth Sapp, provided a kidney when Gentry was 16. Gentry grew up surrounded by many people who loved and cared for her. Gentry never met a stranger. All who knew her have Gentry stories to tell. Gentry received services from Spindletop Center for services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Many thanks go out to so many people who over the years took a part in caring for Gentry.

Gentry was preceded in death by Raymond Lovett, Jr. in 2020 and Donna Shawl in 2021. She gained a multitude of family when she came to live with Ray and Donna and is survived by many who represent her family: Stepparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, house momma, friends of Donna, friends of Ray and her Spindletop family.

Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. There are no services pending and her internment will occur at Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas, at a later date.

Comments (13)

    Anita Cole Harman Vogel says:

    Gentry was a special young lady. Her energy and warmth set her apart. (I don’t think she ever met a stranger)
    There are many that have gone on before and I know she is happy to be with them.

    Kathy Reamy says:

    Gentry was my student at Marshall Middle School. She made me smile and always have a story to tell. She brightened my day and I know she will be missed.

    Phyllis says:

    Gentry, you were loved by your family and friends. Lifting loved ones up in prayer at this very sad time. God bless all of those who mourn for you, especially your much loved Auntie Judy and Uncle Ben.

    Sherry Nelson says:

    Gentry, I’ll miss our phone calls but, I’m glad you’re with your Mom now. Swiss loved you so much and I loved her. God bless you both and your family / families as well. You touched so many people and will be missed by all of them. You truly are an angel and can now wear your wings.

    Ruth Sapp says:

    See you soon Gentry, our time on this earth is short. Can’t wait to spend eternity praising Jesus with you.
    Miss you and Love you Baby Girl!


    Connie Kelly says:

    So thankful to meet your aunt ruthy, run with those angels 😇 sis 💖……see you soon….this time here is passing so fast I will carry you in my heart forever ♥️

    Eric Romano-Catron says:

    Gentry was loved by many people in her life especially me and I loved her very much and I know she will be in a good place reunited with her adopted parents shining in heaven we all love you gentry and we will miss you.

    Ruth Sapp says:

    Sorry for your loss Eric. I know she loved you too!

    Connie Kelly says:

    Good message Eric….we are praying for you and your family 🙏

    Patrice+Rabalais says:

    I taught Gentry while she was in high school. What a bundle of happy energetic energy. She always had a smile on her face and something kind to say to everyone. I most recently was in contact with Gentry through activities at Arc of Greater Beaumont. She loved meeting new friends and greeting old friends. She will be greatly missed.

    Katerina Papoutsis says:

    Gentry Rea Lovett was welcome to this world the people who cared about her so much they loved so much gentry had good friends to talk everyday gentry was so happy everyday and very happy smile laughter and happiness gentry was very compassion friends we will miss gentry so much thinking about our heart she had big heart inside she with angel 😇 now gentry is look down on us to be happy with all of friends and family I’m sorry of your loss to our best friend we love you so much

    Connie Kelly says:

    Gentry will be missed and by the Beaumont Dialysis & The Church of Beaumont for the past 2 years who when she was willing would bring her big heart & loved on many people and was loved by many 💫🤗.

    Mary Macniven says:

    I am really love gentry and I am really going to miss her bunches and bunches and bunches ❤️❤️❤️

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