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George Freeman Lent

March 28, 1942 — February 22, 2024

Clayton


Dr. George Freeman Lent, age 81 of Clayton, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by family at his home. George was born March 28, 1942 to the late James and Sarah (Lord) Lent in Summit, New Jersey. He was a member of North Mt. Zion Church of God and a servant for the Lord through his Veterinary practice that he started June 1967 after graduating from the University of Georgia, school of Veterinary Medicine. His passion was to tell everyone about Jesus. He was the volunteer fire chief on the North end of Hilton Head Island from 1968-1976. After that he graduated from Evangelical Institute of Greenville in 1979. He and his wife wrote and published two books, My Precious Shepherd and Mount Up with Wings Like Eagles: Five lessons that Transformed Our Lives. They also were the original vision for the Hilton Head Christian Academy founded in 1979. 

 


He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Douglas Lent, James Lent; sister, Donna Ziegler. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Winn Lent; daughters, Deena Maria (Charles) Gergeni, Rachel Anna (Todd) Williams; sons, George Edward (Birgit) Lent, David Joshua (Katrina) Lent, Michael Andrew Lent; adopted children, Camolyn (Gerald) Weeks, Olga Prodan, and five other Russian orphans; brother, Charlie Lent; sisters, Shirley Lent, Marti Anderson; grandchildren, James (Ashlyn) Gergeni, Andrew Gergeni, Christina (Shea) Nichols, Marissa Gergeni, Lydia Gergeni, Nathaniel Gergeni, Savannah Williams, Sterling Williams, Morgan Williams, Adele Williams, Gwinnette Williams, Emily Lent, Tabea Lent, Samuel Lent, Daniel Lent, Arianna Lent, Felicity Lent, Manasseh Weeks, Madolyn Weeks, Gerald Jr. Weeks, Sofia Ramnauth; one great grandchild, Harrison Gergeni; a number of nieces and nephews.


 

Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church 

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Raburne Wilson, Ryan Wilson and Todd Williams officiating. 


In lieu of flowers the family request to please donate to North Mt. Zion Church of God building fund 

P.O. Box 62 Hiawassee, GA 30546.

 

Banister-Cooper is in charge of arrangements for Dr. Lent. 



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