Debra "Debbie" Rose Joseph Trent

26 November, 196129 December, 2020

On December 29, 2020, Debra "Debbie" Rose Joseph Trent, devoted wife to Thomas "Tom" Trent and daughter of the late Nick and Frances Joseph, passed away at the Earl B Hadlow Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 59 years old. Debbie was born November 26, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida, and was a proud lifelong First Coast resident. She graduated from Episcopal High School in 1979, attended Florida Southern College, where she was in the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority, and graduated from the University of Florida School of Business. She loved being a Gator, and was particularly proud to make the Lady Gators golf team, having grown up immersed in the sport with her two golf-loving parents. Debbie was a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She loved playing the guitar and piano at church and at home, often accompanying her extended family in their annual Christmas Eve carol singalong. She worked in wholesale food sales for many years alongside her father and uncles at their family-owned business, Joseph’s Imported Foods; and later, with CP Foodservice. She was also employed at Berean Christian Store, servicing over 200 churches with their Sunday School materials. Debra is survived by her beloved husband, Tom, who she was married to for 32 years. Debbie loved spending time with family and friends, and traveling with Tom. One of her greatest joys was playing with their beloved nine-year old white American Eskimo dog, Poppoose. She is survived by many adoring cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and great nephews. Debbie will be missed beyond compare by all who were lucky enough to know her. In Lieu of flower, please make donations out to Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 (Community Hospice), in Debra's name.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 20 January , 2021


Debra "Debbie" Rose Joseph Trent

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Brad Studstill

January 29, 2021

We are so very blessed to have loved Debbie, and Tom over the years. She, and my wife Laura were very close friends. Godspeed Debbie. Blessings

Janet Dickinson

January 19, 2021

I was a classmate at Episcopal High, Class of ‘79 . Debra was always so nice to me. You could always tell she cared. I enjoyed our conversations and time spent together. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers to her family.

Leslie S. Wager

January 18, 2021

Debbie and our daughter, Julie, were good friends during their junior high
school years . I have fond memories of fixing pancakes for the 2 of them on many Saturday mornings after a "spend-the-night" at our house.
Debbie was a good friend to our Julie, lots of fun and always a real
pleasure to have in our home. She made everyone feel happy.
Leslie and Ross Wager.

Mike and Shirley LaVoie

January 17, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debbi was a great neighbor and she will be missed by many