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Edward Bruce Trott, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 1, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4 from 10 ''' 11 am at Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Jackson, MS, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 am. Burial will be held at 3:00 pm at Magnolia Cemetery in
Meridian, MS.

Rev. Trott was born January 2, 1926 in Dallas, TX, son of Arthur Lee and Audrey Joyce Trott. Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Freda Lee Porter Trott,; children, Deborah Lee Trott Pierce (Philip), John Allen Trott (Darlene), Mary Joyce Trott Nicholas (Tim), Paul Edward Trott (Debby); grandchildren, James Edward Stratton Pierce (Emily), Patrick Lee Trott Pierce (Erin), Terry Coburn, Cristina Joyce Johnston, Jeffrey David Johnston, Trace Chandler Trott. Loving brother to Richard Lee Trott (deceased) and Edith Trott Woodson (Lewis), Fort Gibson, OK and uncle to many nieces and nephews (including hundreds of MKs).

Ed graduated from Central High School, Dallas, TX. After high school he served his country during W.W. II as a Top Turret Gunner on the B-24 in Italy as a member of the 15th Army Air Force. He later went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Engineering. After graduation he worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Oklahoma. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX where he met and married the love of his life, Freda Lee Porter in 1953.

After graduating from Southwestern in 1954, Brother Trott served as pastor of Toomsuba Baptist Church and Kewanee Baptist Church. In 1957 he and Freda were appointed missionaries of the Foreign Mission Board (now, International Mission Board) to serve in Brazil. They lived and worked for 32 years in Brazil, a country they came to love and call home, where they learned a new language, Portuguese, where they raised their family, where two of their children were born, and where lifelong friendships were forged.

While in Brazil Rev. Trott served as pastor of 19 churches, church planter, Executive Secretary for the Sergipe Baptist Convention, and the Paraiba Baptist Convention. His Engineering degree served him well in designing and building innumerous churches, schools, community centers, campgrounds, health clinics, and small manufacturing projects. His last years in Brazil were spent as Director of holistic projects, the Living Water Project and the Bread of Life Project, which were humanitarian relief efforts that changed the landscape of an entire region of Brazil and improved the lives of thousands.
After retiring he and Freda returned to Jackson, MS where he was an active member and deacon of Broadmoor Baptist Church, Faith Baptist Church where he served as Interim Pastor, and Woodland Hills Baptist Church. He continued serving others working with the Prison Ministry at Ranking County Female Detention Center and the Agricultural Development Foundation.

He loved playing with his grandchildren, laughing with his children, working in his garden, building projects and living life alongside his beloved wife Freda. He touched the lives of so many who feel blessed and grateful to have loved and been loved by him. He wanted to be remembered as a "faithful servant who loved the Lord, spouse, family, people and God's work above all else."

The family would like to especially thank Sheila Harper and Dr. Marian Wofford for the loving care they provided Ed during his lengthy illness due to Parkinsons.

Memorials may be made in his name to:
The Agricultural Development Foundation:
1153 Owens Road, Terry, MS 39170