Martha Alethia (Trent) Taylor (Snook) was born June 29, 1908, in Powhatan County. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Matilda Trent. She was called to rest Sunday, April 23, 1995, at her home.

     As we reflect on the life of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, we thank God for the many years we shared.

     “Ma”, as she was called by family and friends she encountered touched the lives of many generations. She was always giving and helping. Her kindness was well-known not just to family, but to friends and neighbors.

     She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Greenbrier Baptist Church, Financial Officer of the Greenbrier Sunday School Aid Society, Charter Member of Hollywood Choir, Choir leader, Secretary for Hollywood Senior Missionary, and Treasurer of Hollywood Sick committee.

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    “Ma” was very civic minded and volunteered in the community. She was a Charter Member of the Powhatan County 4-H Adult Leader Association, member of the state 4-H Leaders Association of Virginia, served on the Financial Committee for the Women’s Missionary and Education Convention of the James River District Baptist Association. She also served many years as Treasurer of NAACP.

     Martha was married to the late J. Winfred Taylor of Powhatan. She leaves to cherish her memory six sons: Winfred, formerly of Maryland, relocated to Powhatan and became her caretaker in her time of need, Lawrence, Kenneth, Melvin, Alfonso, and Stanley, all of Maryland; three daughters, Juanise Harris of Powhatan, Genevieve Peterson of Maryland, and Louise Taylor-Davis of New Jersey; seventeen grandchildren, and devoted grandson Valante Peterson; nine great grandchildren; five daughters-in-law, Marcia, Jean, Delores, Vera, and Lisa; one son-in-law, Alexander Harris; three granddaughters-in-law; two grandsons-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews with two devoted nieces, Thelma Oliver and Dorothy Davis of Maryland; close friends Florine Bell, Belle Matthews, and Octavia Lewis; and many other family and friends.

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