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Obituary for Annie Bell Trent
Annie Bell Trent of the Atlanta metropolitan area passed recently. Mother Trent was born on October 1, 1931 to the union of Lina Elizabeth and Lorenzo Dow Perry of Tuskegee, Alabama. She was the third of eleven (11) children born to this union. Her parents, Sister Elizabeth Brill, brother David Perry, and husband Rudolph Trent predeceased her. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. She spent her formative years in Tuskegee and graduated from the Macon County Training School. She attended College at the Tennessee A and I College in Nashville, Tennessee. After spending three years at Tennessee, she relocated in Cleveland, Ohio where she resided for many years. Annie was a very compassionate person and her life's work and calling was as a caregiver for many years. In Cleveland, she met and married Rudolph Trent. After many years, they moved back to Atlanta, Georgia. Annie having left home at an early age, felt that she wanted to be near her parents to assist in their care as they were growing older. She was a compassionate caregiver, kind-hearted and loved everybody. She cared about people and was very generous. Wherever she moved, she found a Church and was faithful whether in Nashville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Ohio or Atlanta, Georgia. Finally, she joined the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church where she remained faithful until the end. She cherished her position as a Mother of the Church. Mother Trent was very knowledgeable about the Bible. She studied the Bible daily and was strong in her Biblical knowledge. She was often referred to as a Woman of Wisdom. She gave advice if asked - never wanted to impose her views upon anyone. She was a devoted and supportive of her only daughter, Wanda Ann. She valued education and was very proud of the accomplishments of her beloved daughter. She was an encourager and believed strongly in education. She leaves to cherish her memory, the love of her life, daughter, Wanda Ann (Albert) Franklin, Fayetteville, Georgia; two granddaughters, Tamara and Mya Franklin of Fayetteville, Georgia; three great grandchildren, Blake, Kayden, and Sydney of Fayetteville, Georgia; eight (8) loving and devoted siblings; Beatrice (Elijah) Robinson, Atlanta, Georgia; Bernice Hutcherson, Fairburn, Georgia; Claudia Ligon, New Haven, Connecticut; Pernica Fugua, Atlanta, Georgia; Catherine (Leon) Bradford, San Francisco, California; Mary (Andre) Powell; Atlanta, Georgia; James Perry, Fairburn, Georgia, Peggy (Essie) Rankin, Ellenwood, GA, a host of nieces, nephews, a host of relatives and friends. Mother Trent will be long remembered by her Church family and friends.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Springfield Missionary Baptist Church
1730 Hollywood Road NW
Friday, January 31, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Young Funeral Home Chapel
1107 Hank Aaron Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30315