Jennifer Ward Lent

April 22, 1979December 29, 2017

Jennifer Ward Lent, 38, of Smithfield, North Carolina, passed away on December 29, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Jennifer Ward Lent was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to Ray & Carol Ward on April 22, 1979. She went to school in Charlotte, North Carolina. She married Scott Allen Lent, Jr on May 14, 2016 in Smithfield, North Carolina. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College.

She worked as an information processing tech for the Department of Human Health Services for the blind for 11 years.

Jennifer Ward Lent is survived by spouse, Scott Allen Lent Jr; brother, Samuel Ward; sister, Amanda Ward Davies; father, Ray Ward and mother, Carol Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the SPCA of Johnston County and the Duke Cancer Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The family of Jennifer Ward Lent wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Neeraj Agrawal and his staff, all the nurses in the treatment center, and the members of C3 Church in Clayton, North Carolina.

Funeral services for immediate family will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1pm at McLaurin Funeral Home with Andrew Kurtz of C3 Church officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are by McLaurin Funeral Home

A celebration of life for Jennifer Ward Lent will be held following the funeral service at 174 Patricia Drive, Smithfield, North Carolina for family and friends to express condolence at 3pm.

The family kindly requests that you wear yellow in honor of Jennifer. Please, no black attire.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 6, 2018


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Heather Catlin

January 8, 2018

Jennifer was such a great person with a smile on her face at all times. I worked with her at the magazine years ago and will never forget our long talks at our desks while I ducked down at her desk while trying not to get caught :) We had some great conversations. I always enjoyed her advice and positive attitude. She will be greatly missed.

Sandy Freeman

January 3, 2018

I worked with Jennifer. She was the person I would call for computer assistance. I never got the chance to meet her in person. She was always so sweet and helpful & I thought of her as a friend. Scott, I am praying for you and her family. God bless you.

Amber Mavroff

January 2, 2018

Jennifer, you were so kind the few times we worked together. One could easily see that your soul was genuine and true. Rest In Peace.

Erin Ross

January 2, 2018

Such a sweet woman taken too soon. But I know she's in heaven, pain free, and watching down on Scott and all her family and friends. Rest easy Jen.

Carla Parker

January 2, 2018

I worked with Jennifer while at DSB. She went above and beyond to help others and always with a smile. RIP Jennie Jen!

Donna Wiggins

January 2, 2018

Working with Jennifer was a pleasure, such a wonderful person. She was always friendly with a smile on her face. Jennifer will truly be missed.

Carla Parker

January 2, 2018

I worked with Jennifer at DSB. She always went out of her way to help someone and had a smile on her face. RIP Jennie Jen!

Stephanie Benson

January 2, 2018

Jennifer was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was a friend and co-worker to my sister. She spent a lot of time with my sister and family a few years back. She was a great person. RIP!