In Memory of




Obituary for Lillie Elizabeth Trent

The venue for Lillie's memorial service has been changed to the South Hunterdon Regional High School Auditorium.

Lillie Elizabeth Trent, also known as Madame Lillie Jackson, passed away on Tuesday March 19,2024 in Martinsburg, WV.

Born in Harlem, NY, Lillie grew up in Lambertville, NJ and received two master's degrees, one from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and another from Middlebury College in Vermont. She taught French at South Hunterdon Regional High School in West Amwell Twp. for 20 years. She was also an adjunct professor at two colleges in the Washington, DC, and Virginia areas. A scholarly person and valedictorian of her high school (Lambertville High School) and college (Wooster, Ohio), Lillie loved teaching French and interacting with her students. She was a pillar of her community and the first teacher in Hunterdon County to initiate trips overseas for her students during Easter breaks. She also enjoyed classical music, the opera, playing her piano and doing crossword puzzles form the NY Times.

She lived in Paris, France for a total of 16 years where she was a bi-lingual secretary for the Liberian Embassy. She lived in Washington DC for 26 years before moving to Martinsburg, WV in 2020, where she lived with her daughter Evelyn.

Daughter of the late William H. Trent and Evelyn Haynesworth Trent, she is survived by her daughter Evelyn L. Jackson, two sisters Barbara H. Trent, Ruth Ann Trent, her brother William R Trent, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Although she suffered with dementia and other medical issues, she enjoyed her life to the fullest and will be terribly missed by family and friends.

Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. "l will always love and miss you mom for you were the light of my life. Until we meet again. Rest ln Peace." Rena

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Auditorium, 301 Mt. Airy Harbourton Rd., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at the auditorium.