Bibb Trent

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

everybody right."

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.