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February 28, 1926 August 23, 2010
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On February 28, 1926 a baby girl was born to the late Eliza and Joseph Dent Sr. She was a precious little girl and they named her Helen Agnes Dent. All too soon Helen grew up to be a fine young lady and married Robert Powell. Although, no children came from this union, Helen had a host of nieces and nephews who now have fond memories of her. A few of them have lived with her from time to time and I'm sure everyone has their own special story. Helen was a woman that always had a big smile, loved to laugh, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She never let you go to the store without asking for a puzzle book. Helen had her way of giving to everyone, even if it was just by showing her comforting smile. Even when the doctor's were giving a bad report if you smiled at her she would smile back to assure you that she was going to be alright. In the last days of her illness, and I mean the very last days, Helen sat and listen to everyone tell their little jokes and she had the biggest smile you would ever want to see. You would have never thought the end was near.On Monday morning she started her day with a smiling face once again! It was lunchtime and time for her meds. but Helen decided she didn't want anymore Ensure and had taken enough pills. She chose to feast with Jesus instead. And what a sweet choice and deal it was, the land of milk and honey was were she was headed and I'm sure she found good and plenty there. She never wanted to exercise like the doctor ordered, but I'm sure she's walking around heaven, even without her walker.Now to her sisters Mary (Gross), Rachel (Johnson), Catherine (Johnson), and Elizabeth (Graham), no more Hop Scotch and Annie Over. Sorry brothers Joseph (Dent) and Wilbert (Dent), no more racing to the spring. Helen has won this race and will meet you all at the end. To her brother-in-law Napoleon (Gross), she knows all too well now about that song you sing, "In That Great Getting Up Morning Fair You Well, Fair You Well". To her sister-in-law Ann (Dent), no she's not up on the hill, but if you just keep looking to the "hills from which comes your help" and continue to follow Jesus she will see you in the end. To Kathleen (Dent), the time spent with you in Connecticut didn't go untold, and Sarah (Dent), the time in New Jersey is something that you can hold.Her close, devoted friend Regina Plater (Gina as she was called by Helen) who had a special place in her heart, I'm sure you will miss her but don't feel bad because you did your part. The hours spent at the hospital and phone calls that meant so much to her brought a smile and conversation for the rest of the day. She would always have to let everyone know that she had spoken to Gina that day. Pop-Pop (Glenn Foote) and Eliza (Foote) I think Helen was like your child. She would always yell for Pop Pop whenever she needed something through the night. Baby Eliza you can rest easy because in the middle of the night you won't hear your name anymore; although, I know you will still listen out, forgetting she's no longer there.Now if your name was not mention please don't feel like you were sat aside because all of you have a place in Helen's great big heart and will see her again one day.
Yes, as you might know, I am the author of this story and I'm only telling what I know. Helen was my little doll and I loved her so. I would play with her and tease her at night before I went out the door. I would toss her back into bed only to hear her laugh and say to me, "girl stop, you are so bad!" Aunt Beck you will be missed by us all, but I know one day I too must take that trip and I just hope and pray that with Jesus is where we will meet again.Don't let this be the end of the story because there is more to be told. Keep your fond memories and most of all, get right with God today because our time is coming and Helen doesn't want any of her family and friends to be lost. She now awaits the day that she will see us all again.


Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church 676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 (map/driving directions)


9:00 am to 10:00 am at Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church 676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 on August 28, 2010 (map/driving directions)


10:00 am at Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church 676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 on August 28, 2010 (map/driving directions)


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