Deacon Willie Trent

Obituary of Deacon Willie Junior Trent

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Willie Junior Trent was born May 15, 1948 in Cumberland County, Virginia to James Henry and Mattie Mariah Langhorne Trent. At an early age he gave his life to Christ and became a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, where he remained a faithful member and served as a Deacon until his passing. Willie was a member of the Rocky Mount Male Chorus, where he loved to sing. Willie loved his church family, and pastor. Willie attended Luther P. Jackson School. In 1978, he married Linda Marie Carter of Cumberland, VA. From this union two daughters were born. He was employed for 25 years at Blue Link of Richmond, VA where he retired. He also was employed with R. C. Goodwin of Powhatan, VA until his death. He loved to watch his favorite football team (Dallas Cowboys), he took pride and joy in everything he did. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He dearly loved his family. He was well respected and loved his community. Willie always wore a smile. He would always say, "I am doing great." His first airplane flight was in August of last year when he journeyed to Florida. He vowed he would never drive again. On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Willie took his last flight with the angels to be with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Linda Trent; two sons, Willie Tyrone Trent (Courtney) and Brian Trent; two daughters, Latesha Trent and Renita Trent; five grandchildren; three brothers, James Edward Trent (Portia), Andrew Lee Trent (Regina) and Henry Lee Trent (Mildred); five sisters, Shirley Johnson, Bessie Lee Walker, Cornelia Childress, Tanny Ann Hobson and Linda Jones (Willie); one aunt, Lorraine Faye; brothers-in-law, Ron Carter (Karen) and Harold Carter, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Patricia Woolridge, Angela Marrow (Rev. Washington) and Flessia Carter; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, several devoted, Rev. Washington Marrow, Joseph Brown, Terry Langhorne and Charles Warren. The Master Called I'm sorry I had to leave you, my loved ones, oh so dear, but you see the master called me and his voice was very clear. I had made my reservation, a heaven bound ticket for one. And I knew that he would call me when he felt my work was done. I know that your hearts are heavy because I have gone away. I knew I could not stay. Yes! I'm sorry I had to leave you, My loved ones, oh so dear. But you see, the Master called me and now I'm resting here. Yes! I've crossed over to Glory and to you all I say. Just stay in the hands of Jesus and we'll meet again someday. Acknowledgements The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us with prayers, cards, texts, phone calls or just stopping by during our time of bereavement. May God bless you and His love be yours to share.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Friday, October 7, 2022
Rocky Mount Baptist Church
919 Stoney Point Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery
919 Stoney Point Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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