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Mary Louise (Williams) Dent

1953 ~ 2022 (age 68)


Funeral Service for Lady Mary L. Dent will be Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1pm at Lake Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery.  Family Hour is scheduled from 6pm to 8pm Friday Night at Morning Star Baptist Church. 

Lady Mary L. Williams Dent was born on May 25, 1953, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Deacon Isaac Williams and Rachel Officer Williams. Our Heavenly Father summoned his angels to escort her into paradise on May 5, 2022, at the Willis Knighton North Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.

On December 25, 1978, she was united in Holy Matrimony to her loving and devoted husband of forty-three years, Rev. Jay Lester Dent, Sr. Together with the help of God, they formed an unbreakable bond.  “Nenne-Baby,” as she was affectionately called, prided herself on taking care of her family and instilling in them the value of God, Family, and Faith.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Myla Arie’l Dent, her parents, Isaac and Rachel Williams, and her siblings Willie Joe, Christine, Ernestine, Lucy Mae, Gloria Jean, Mattie Mae, Robert, Charles, and Waynonia.    

Those left to cherish her beautiful memories are her spouse, Jay Dent Sr.; her children: Tyrone Williams, Angela Williams, Monica Dent, John Dent Sr. (Ebony), Jay Dent Jr. (ShaDonna), and Betty Sloan all of Shreveport, Louisiana. Her grandchildren: Ja’Corey Thomas, Cameron Dent, Javeon Granger, John Dent, Jr., Madesyn Bedford, Jayden Reese, Jacob Dent, Emery Dent, Jay Dent, III, Emely Dent, Terrance Sloan and Tahmir Sloan; siblings: Isaac Williams Jr., Helen Williams, and Barbara Dodson all of Shreveport, Louisiana.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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Family Hour
May 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morning Star Baptist Church
5340 Jewella Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71109

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Lake Bethlehem Baptist Church
2842 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107

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