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Ernestlee Brent

Celebration of Life Visitation: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Ernestlee Brent, 93 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away June 5, 2022 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born May 28, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Elce and Virgie (Watkins) Parsons. Following high school Ernestlee went on to earn her teaching degree. She was united in marriage to Nathaniel Brent on June 18, 1957in El Paso, Texas. To this union eight children were born. She was a wonderful mother and truly loved her family. Her inspiration was to help others in every way she could and never gave up even when she was having health concerns. She was the ambassador twice for Relay for Life.

In earlier years, Ernestlee worked for Nishna Productions. She then taught school for the Glenwood Community Schools until her retirement. Following that she drove the SWITA bus. Her family shared that God knew what he was doing when He created her beautiful soul. Rest in peace until we meet again.

Preceding Ernestlee in passing were her parents and son Kenneth Brent. Survivors include her husband of 65 years Nathaniel Brent of Glenwood, Iowa; children Walter (Alice) Brent of Belen, New Mexico; Bruce (Retha) Brent of Clovis New Mexico; Lynetta Bailey of Casselberry, Florida; Victor (Darlene) Brent of Peoria, Illinois; Vernon Brent of Corning, Iowa; Jovette Graham of San Antonio, Texas; Jonathan (Tammy) Brent of Glenwood, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and friends.

Interment; Monday, June 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Omaha National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

10 Condolences

  • Darlene Brent Posted June 6, 2022 9:58 pm

    My dearest mother-in-law
    You were the truest, dearest, mother-in-law I could ever have asked for. I called you a friend, adviser and also a mother. You stood by me 10 plus years after my mom passed on.
    You were a precious gift from God, So much beauty, grace, love and patience you possessed. You touched my heart in so many ways, your strength and smile even on dark days made me realize I had an angel beside me.
    I will forever salute you, You were all I ever needed. God gave me the best mother-in-law in the world.
    I will miss you my dearest mother-in-law

  • Carol Tibben Posted June 7, 2022 11:15 am

    Truly one of God’s special souls! Countless are the young people who benefited from her love and caring ways while attending GCS ! God love her as she shared hers with our community!! Deepest sympathies!🙏💕

  • Tiheisha Hardaway Posted June 7, 2022 7:44 pm

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Ernestlee Brent. The wisdom and love she gave to those around her will continue to echo through generations. May God give her soul eternal rest and let His perpetual light shine upon her. Our most sincere condolences.

    Philippians 3:20-21
    But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.

  • Chalene Coffey Posted June 8, 2022 11:28 am

    I worked at the Glenwood Middle School with Ernestine, and I loved her to pieces. She was always so positive and cared for her students so much. She will truly be missed. My dear friend, someday I will rejoice with you in heaven.

  • Valerie Schuld Posted June 8, 2022 4:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.

  • Kathren (Kathy) M Dix Posted June 9, 2022 9:58 am

    🌷 Expressing my sincere condolences in honor & memory of a very lovely lady! She truly had a heart of gold, beating with a special love for her family & others. She was so thoughtful, dedicated to service for others in our community & a fellow cancer survivor. She will be missed❣️

  • James and Patricia Strickland Posted June 9, 2022 6:13 pm

    Lynetta and Family, we are sorry for your loss. May God continue to keep your all is our prayer. Keep the faith and stay strong. Love , your King’s Way Family Orlando, Fl

  • Seth Stanton Posted June 10, 2022 9:48 am

    Grandma Brent was the best! BBQs at the Brent house was always such a loving and fun time. Sending lots of love to the entire family. Great person will be missed by a ton of people.

  • LaTanya Strickland Posted June 12, 2022 7:17 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences. May God be your peace and comfort during your time of bereavement.
    LaTanya Strickland
    Orlando, FL

  • Rose Hall Posted June 12, 2022 8:05 pm

    To Lynetta, our prayers are with you and your family. You have my condolences and sympathies. Be strong in the Lord. God will give you courage and strength.
    Rose Hall
    King’s Way Baptist Church
    Orlando, FL

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