Geneva Gullett

Geneva “Jenny” (Napier) Gullett, went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2020, at her home surrounded by those who loved her, just as she wished. Geneva was born August 4, 1928, in Blue Diamond, KY, where she was raised with her five sisters and three brothers.
There she met her childhood sweetheart, Homer Gullett, at the tender age of thirteen. They were married on September 21, 1944, and they renewed their vows on their 50th wedding anniversary. He was her only true love. She lived in Kentucky through the birth of her first two children and then moved to Michigan in the late 1940s in search of a better life for their children.
Geneva had a passion for antiques and their history. She was an antique dealer for over 50 years and traveled near and far to find them. She had shops in Mason and Ionia. She also set up shows as far away as Massachusetts. She was a lover of all things beautiful, be it a poem, bible verse, a cloud or sunset. She loved the color red and furnished her house with red décor. Geneva and Homer loved to travel and enjoyed many winters at their snowbird home in Bradenton, Florida.
She loved her family and especially enjoyed chatting and visiting with her sisters, who also relocated to Michigan. She could talk for hours with them every day. Her faith in her Lord and Savior was profound. She encouraged all her children to follow her savior, Jesus Christ. A gentle soul who loved life to the fullest, she never met anyone she couldn’t have a conversation with. A mother truly with a heart of gold, we will sadly miss her love and presence and mourn her passing but welcome the end to her pain and suffering. We know Heaven awaits your arrival, until we meet again.
Geneva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Homer Gullett; son Kenneth Gullett; and grandson, Brian Oliver.
She is survived by her daughters: Linda Kehoe, Carol (Mike) Schneckenberger, Dawn (Mark) VanPortFleet, Crystal Gullett; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte. All are welcome to attend and help us celebrate her life. The family is requesting all who attend to wear a mask due to the immuno-compromised family members and COVID-19. Some seating will be available but feel free to bring your own chair.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Geneva’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.