Gladys Virginia "Jenny" Carpenter

  • Born: June 15, 1929
  • Died: February 2, 2017
  • Location: Gastonia, North Carolina

Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services

PO Box 366
730 Gastonia Hwy
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Tel. (704) 629-2255

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gladys Virginia "Jenny" Carpenter

Gladys Virginia "Jenny" Carpenter, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Robin Johnson House, Dallas. She was born on June 15, 1929 in Gaston County to the late Samuel Other and Janie Elizabeth Stewart Bates.

She was preceded in death by her, son, James Michael Blackwood; brothers, Rev. John Thomas Bates, Jimmy Wallace Bates, Donald Wayne Bates

Left to cherish her memories is her loving husband of nearly 45 years, Carl Carpenter; sisters, Edna Champion, Nova Bolynn both of Gastonia; granddaughters, Sandra Engbarth, Kimberly Dubec; 4 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 6, 2017 at Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City with Dr. Kent Cranford officiating.

Her family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family requests that any memorials may be made to Loray Baptist Church, 1128 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I am so thankful that God granted my family the privilege to know Virginia. She was so much more that a good friend. She and everyone she introduced us to from her family became a part of our family. It's still very hard for me to comprehend that Virginia is no longer with us here on earth, but I do have comfort knowing that she's with Mike and all of the ones that went before her. And, I know in my heart that I will see my beautiful friend again.

Posted by Joe Moss - Charlotte, NC - Friend   February 20, 2017

May your loved one forever live on in the memory of your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Joe & Ann Lamb, Our Family and the JLJ staff.

Posted by Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates - Kitty Hawk, NC - Coworker   February 06, 2017

Family Album

Gladys Virginia "Jenny" Carpenter
Janie Elizabeth "Lizzie" and Samuel Other "Sam" Bates-Jenny's Mother and Father
Sam Bates Sisters and Brothers-"Boots", Glenn, Grace, Pearl, Theater, Jim, Walter, Sam, Spurgeon
Summer fun with Grandmother and Grandpa Bates at home

Family Album

Edna, Nova, Aunt "Boots" and Jenny
Bates Family Gathering
Sisters-Edna Bates Champion, Nova Bates Bolynn and Gladys Virginia Bates Carpenter
Nova, Edna, Wallace, John and Jenny
Nova, Loretta and Jenny
Wallace, Jenny and Wayne

Family Album

Jenny and Michael
Jenny and Michael
Jenny, Aunt "Boots" (aka Gladys Bates-I have been told she named Jenny), & Aunt Theater (2 of Grandpa Bates's sisters)
Jenny and Anne
Edna, Holly, Anne and Jenny
Wallace and John Bates

Family Album

Jenny and Carl
Jenny and Holly, Carl and Edna with Aunt
Bates Family and Extended Family Members
Happy Birthday, Jenny!
Nova, Jenny, Edna, Joyce and Todd

Family Album

Jenny, John and Nova
Christmas with Family and Friends at Nova's
Ken, Charles and John
Mike and Jenny
Summer outing with Sandy and Family

Family Album

Grandma Jenny, Kim and Sandy
Aunt "Boots", Jenny and Aunt Theater
Jenny and Sandy
Carl, Kim and Jenny
Jenny at home

Family Album

Carl and Jenny
Kim and Mike
Carl, Jenny, Mike, Kim, Jean, Betty, Sandy & Melissa
Happy Birthday, Jenny!
Wallace and Melissa

Family Album

Jenny, Trey and Sparky
Jenny and her contagious laugh
Jenny and Carl at Sherry's for Thanksgiving Dinner 2013
Jenny and Carl at Nova's for Thanksgiving Dinner 2014
Mike, Kim, Jenny, Carl, Kaitilin, Sandy & Blake
Jenny, Sandy and Carl at Riverwood Worship Center.

Family Album

Carl and Jenny with Sammie and Blake
Carl pushing Jenny's wheelchair at Belaire
Kim and Grandma Jenny at Belaire

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