Nina Louise Winslett Kent

Published 9:32 am Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nina Louise Winslett Kent, age 92, passed away at her Alabaster home on Jan. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Douglas M. Kent, her parents, Clarence M. and Sally Green Winslett, all of Alabaster, and her sister Elna Borella of Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joy Stanford (Melvin) of Pine Apple and a son, Mike Kent (Rebecca) of Montevallo; grandchildren, Kent Stanford (Amy) of Ashville; Brian Stanford (Karrie) of Wetumpka; Amy Burkett (Eric) of Pine Apple; Michelle Brakefield (Scott) and Marsha Roach (Joey) of Alabaster. 
She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Ross and Callie Stanford of Ashville; Emily Stanford of Wetumpka; Riley and Landon Burkett of Pine Apple; Noah, Winslett, and Shepherd Brakefield of Alabaster; Tyler and Marlee Grace Roach also of Alabaster; two nieces, Cindy Barker (Wayne) of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Dian McCray of Calera; and six nephews, Warren Kent (Lynn) of Clarksville, Ga.; Jim Kent of Birmingham; Tony Kent (Sandi) of Bend, Ore.; Eric Nix (Farrell) of Columbus, Ga.; Don Borella (Cherrie) of Davis, Ark., and Larry Borella (Lucille) of Dripping Springs, Texas; and a host of cousins and friends. 
”Miss” Nina, also known as Nana, was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster. She served as Sunday school director/teacher, choir member, vacation bible school director/teacher and was one of the first two women elected to serve as an Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 
She was a dedicated volunteer for many programs in Shelby County. She was the first woman to receive the Alabama 4-H Alumni Award for Leadership and in December of 2012 was presented the Shelby County Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) Spirit Award. She recently retired her seat on the Shelby County Alfa Board of Directors where she served for many years. She was also an officer/member of the Siluria Friendship Club, the Siluria and Shelby County Homemakers Club, Alfa, Thompson PTA, Alabaster Library Board, the Alabaster City Council, and the Shelby County Cattlewomen’s Association. 
Pallbearers were Kent Stanford, Brian Stanford, Eric Burkett, Scott Brakefield, Joey Roach, and Eric Nix. The funeral service was held Jan. 5 at First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster. Rev. Mark Davenport officiated the service. Burial followed in the Elliottsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Doug and Nina Kent Endowment Fund at First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster. Please share your condolences online at

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