Glenna Trent Obituary (1937 – 2022) – Rockledge, FL
Glenna “Jo” Julian Trent obituary
Glenna “Jo” Julian Trent, 84, of Cocoa, Florida, returned home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2022, with her children by her side. Jo was born on October 12, 1937, to Roy Oscar and Beatrice Julian, in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The second eldest of 8 children, Jo grew up in a family rooted in Christ and love – and lots of shenanigans! Jo moved to Florida in 1959 and worked for the Jackson Telephone Company and Grocery in Cocoa. It was there that she met a handsome young man named John Fred Trent, who had recently moved to Florida from Fort Blackmore, Virginia. And the rest, as they say, is history. Jo and John married in 1960 and had two children. Jo has dedicated her life to John, Tim and Mary, and to being the most amazing housewife. She was an avid bowler and card player and could always be found cheering on her children at baseball, basketball, softball games and group events.
After John retired, they became snowbirds, spending summers in Virginia. Her greatest joy by far was her four granddaughters. She was a passionate nanny, a wonderful caregiver, and she enjoyed being involved in their school and church activities. Her gorgeous blue eyes danced when she talked about Taylor, Olivia Jo, Adrien and Riley.
God has blessed Jo with many talents. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting, cake decorating, bird watching and gardening. Her most special gift, however, was the gift of hospitality. His house was always open and everyone was always welcome. If you weren’t family, she made you feel like family. She showed her love by cooking the most delicious meals.
Jo loved the Lord and her life reflected his love. Jo was a strong woman and her faith helped her persevere after John passed away in 2018. Like John, what made Jo the happiest was that her family was together. There was always lots of laughter, storytelling and love. This was usually followed by Jo saying, “Well, shall we play?” – which meant it was time to clear the table for a game (or two or three!) of cards or dominoes. So much fun and so many memories have been created around Jo’s dining room table that will be treasured forever.
Jo was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John Fred – the love of her life; his brother, Toby Julian; and his sister, Portia Pearson. She is dearly missed by her children Tim (Karen) Trent and Mary (Don) Enoch; granddaughters Taylor (Dean) Legge; and Olivia Jo, Adrien and Riley Enoch; sisters Charlotte Grillas, Peggy (Otto) Lohmann and Dot Grindstaff; brothers Gary Julian and Dean (Joan) Julian; sister-in-law Loretta Julian; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends who loved and adored him.
Services will be held in the fall at Fort Blackmore, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fort Blackmore Methodist Church, care of Shirley Brickey, 1141 Veterans Memorial Highway, Fort Blackmore, Virginia 24250, in memory of Jo. Arrangements are supported by Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care, and family and friends are encouraged to sign the guestbook online at www.afcfcare.com
The Julian/Trent family will never be the same again. Jo was the cornerstone of her family, but she leaves behind a legacy of love, grace, generosity and beauty. Jo left a better world.
Published by Legacy on March 12, 2022.