Louise McCoy Trent

Obituary of Louise Edith McCoy Trent

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Louise Edith McCoy was born a twin on February 3rd, 1947, at Southside Community Hospital, Farmville, Virginia to Thornton McCoy & Gertrude Woodfork McCoy.


Louise worked for over 20 years for the Monastery of the Visitation of Holy Mary, Monte Maria; where she served as a care giver, alter bread maker, and many other important positions.


Louise was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church before her illness. There she served as the head usher and on the hospitality ministry.


Louise was a giver, faithful wife, loving mom, not to just her kids, but also to the community’s kids, they would refer to her as Mom Louise. When it came to visitors, she would always make you feel welcome by preparing a hot meal. She would open her home to anyone that needed a place to stay, and she was also an avid animal lover, especially to her little dog (Peanut). Louise loved working in her garden, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.


Most of all, she loved music, dancing, making people laugh and singing gospel music (Favorite Song – His eye is on the sparrow).

Louise Edith McCoy Trent, 76 years old of Cumberland, VA, departed this life and received her wings on September 1st, 2023, in Chippenham Hospital after succumbing to her illness.


Louise’s parents, her twin Laura, and sisters; Patty and Barbara preceded her in death.


Louise leaves to Cherish loving memories, two sons, Minister Michael G. Trent Sr., (Marcelia S. Trent), Isaac O. Trent Sr., (Rebecca Trent), bonus sons, Lawrence Lee Taylor Jr., (Cassandra Taylor) and Christopher Taylor; eight grandchildren, Keyon Payne, Cierra Walker, Michael Trent Jr., Isaac Trent Jr., Nasir Trent and Ian Trent, Candida Archer, Candice Taylor; five great grandchildren, Kordel Payne, Michael Trent III, Keyon Jr., Noni Walker, and Kevin Archer; one loving sister, Delores McCoy Criss (Joe Criss); two sisters-in- law, Gloria Trent, Bernice Trent, three brothers-in-law, Harold Trent (Mable), Earl Trent (Juanita), Mark Trent (Sheila); and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


“A Mother’s Blessing”


Blessed is the mother who follows the Lord, so, her children can learn and can grow….

the unselfish mother who holds on with love, yet knows when it’s time to let go….

Blessed is the mother whose patient, forgiving, the one who cannot bear a grudge,

the one who accepts people just as they are without stopping to question or judge.

Blessed is the mother whose faith keeps her going through trials and traumas and cares,

who handles the easy with wisdom and love and the not-quite-so-easy with prayers.

Blessed is a mother who meets all your needs from the very first day of your birth,

Blessed is a mother who shares so much love, for she’s God’s special Angel on earth.

We thank you, Mother, for all you’ve given and for all you’ve meant.


Michael & Isaac




The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all those who have supported us with cards, calls, text, prayers 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
Friday, September 8, 2023
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Bethlehem Baptist Church
206 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
206 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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