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Edna Marguerite Woodson "Rita" Brent

November 27, 1945 — November 20, 2022


Edna Marguerite Woodson "Rita" Brent


Marguerite Woodson “Rita” Brent, 76, of Afton passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Rita was born November 27, 1945 in Lynchburg a daughter of the late Massie William Woodson and Mary Bethel Woodson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip Rodes and her second husband, Radford Brent.

She was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church at Afton, an active auxiliary member for many years with the Rockfish Valley Fire Department at Afton, a loving and devoted mother and wife, and a caregiver to anyone in need.  She was a retired Legal Secretary with over 30 years of service with the Eggleston and Thelen Law Firm of Lovingston and the W. Thomas Berry Law Firm also of Lovingston.

Rita is survived by her daughter, Pamela R. Brent of Afton; three sons, Bill Rodes (Donna), Philip (Mike) Rodes (Vicki) also of Afton, and Wesley (Wes) Grant of Shipman; one sister, Jane Zirkle of Amherst; one brother, Edwin (Uncle Buck) Woodson of Afton; two grandchildren, Brandon McGann (Liz) and Mariah Rodes; three great-grandchildren, Shade, Adalyn, and Ridge McGann.

The family wishes to acknowledge in grateful appreciation the service provided by the Hospice of the Piedmont and suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Rodes United Methodist Church in Afton with the Reverend Billy Coffey officiating with Interment in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to and following the service at the residence.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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Funeral Service

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rodes United Methodist Church

286 Avon Rd, Afton, VA 22920

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