Obituary of Bibb Trent
Bibb Jones Trent, daughter of the late Porter and Blanche Jones,
was born on September 25, 1928 in Cumberland, Virginia. At an early age, she
accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the Rocky Mount Baptist Church Choir. She
attended Benson Springs School.
In 1947, she married Waverly Trent; from this union, fourteen children
were born. For the majority of her life, Bibb was a homemaker who not only
raised her children, but raised her grandchildren as well. She worked at Wendy's
Restaurant for four years, then Lakewood Manor until her retirement. Bibb
enjoyed attending services at several different churches. She used to sing with the
Rocky Mount Baptist Church.
Bibb was a very humble servant who loved God. She greeted everyon
she met with kindness and her warm smile. She loved spending time with her
family; every time you saw her, she was always with one of her girls. Every
opportunity the family had to sit and talk with her was an absolute treasure. She
had several children and many grandchildren but somehow she always made them
all understand how precious and unique they were to her. Most of the babies born
in the family have sat in her lap within the first few weeks of their lives. During
this time, she would hold them, talk to them, love on them, mold their heads
and noses. She would continuously tell her children and grandchildren to "treat
On January 20, 2018, Bibb peacefully went home to Glory. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Waverly Trent; children, Sheldon Trent, Charles
Trent, and Nancy Wheele; brothers, Philemond Jones and Leake Jones; sisters,
Sallie Jackson and Ruth Epps; and grandchildren, Doron Royall and Katrina Jones.
She leaves to cherish her memory eleven children, Waverly Trent
(Florence), Walter Trent (Rosa), Robert Trent, Mary Edmonds (George), Laura
Langhorne (Reggie), Julia Athey (Alonzo), Annie Trent (Timothy), and Dorothy
Trent (William) all of Cumberland, Virginia, Margaret Jones, Parker Trent
(Sheila), and Porter Trent (Gloria) all of Richmond, Virginia; a son-in-law,
Raynard Wheele of North Carolina; five sisters-in-law, Helen Jones, Marion
Phelps, Eva Langhorne, and Ada Langhorne all of Cumberland, Virginia, Shirley
Lee of California; one brother-in-law, Albert Trent of Cumberland, Virginia;
twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; sixteen great-greatgrandchildren;
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; two devoted friends,
Martha Jane Booker and Nash Booker; two devoted cousins, Shirley Webb and
Nita Bell Sims; and her loving caretaker, Ann Baker.
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