Whites Funeral Home

9903 East Flower Street, Bellflower, CA


Edith Jeraldine Trimbell

August 7, 1926August 8, 2019

On August 8, 2019, Edith "Jerry" Hise Trimbell, 93, passed away at her home in Bellflower, California. She was born August 7, 1926 and grew up in Mount Solon, Virginia. Jerry was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Sadie Hise, her beloved husband Jim Trimbell, youngest daughter Jonell Trimbell Robinson, and her siblings, Tom Paxton, Vallie Stoutamyer, Vivian Moneymaker and Dorothy Hise McMann. She leaves behind her daughters, Jackie Trimbell Teel and Janeice Trimbell Pennington, grandchildren, Shanynn Foster, Chad Robinson, Dawn Teel and Sara Maurer. She has six great grandchildren, Garrett, Landon, Will, Drew, Luke and Emily. She has one remaining sibling, her younger brother, Willis Hise and wife Polly, of Mount Solon, Virginia. Nephew Don Knott and wife Frieda, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A strong, loving, hard working woman, Jerry enjoyed work and worked all her life inside and outside of home. She was creative and could do just about anything she set her mind to. She had several careers in between raising three willful daughters. Jerry worked in the war as a "Rosie the Riveter" helping to build planes for the war effort. She met her future husband Jim Trimbell in Baltimore, Maryland. They soon wed and made their home in Southern California. They were married for 47 years before her husband passed away. She continued to live in the home they created in Bellflower, California for over 65 years. Mom loved square dancing, gardening, driving her truck and her beloved family. She was truly the pillar of our family.

Her funeral service will be held Friday afternoon, August 16 at noon, at Whites Funeral Home, 9903 E. Flower St., Bellflower, California. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California.

May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019


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Janeice Pennington

August 13, 2019

I have so many memories of Mom. She had a fun sense of humor. We all took after her inappropriate humor at awkward times. That can be quite embarrassing. Mom and I became very close in the last three and a half years. We talked story about so many things and laughed a lot. She faced her illness with such quiet strength. Didn’t really complain but was frustrated by the lack of mobility. She modeled the way I would hope I could emulate. I will miss you always. Love you💕