Mickey Pillot Jent was born on March 12, 1925 in Chanute, Kansas. She married Raymond Jent on January 29, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas. During their 62 years of marriage, Ray and Mickey were blessed with three children, a son Jerry Jent, Seagraves, Texas; and two daughters, Karen Pollard, Lubbock, Texas and Vicki Kirby, Humble, Texas.
Mickey and her husband Ray founded Jent's House of Music in 1961, which now includes stores in Lubbock, Plainview, and Amarillo, Texas. All three stores continue to be family owned and operated.
Mickey was extremely active in her community as a member and past president of The Pilot Club, troop leader of The Campfire Girls, as well as being an active member in music organizations such as NAMM, NASMD, TMEA, TBA, and RPMDA. Mickey and Ray's dedication to making a difference through music was recognized when the new band hall at Lubbock High School was named Jent Hall in their honor.
Mickey was a two-time breast cancer survivor of 23 and 17 years. Throughout her life, she never lost her zest for life, her love of music, and her dedication to her friends and family.
Mickey is survived by her husband and children, as well as eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services celebrating her life were conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Oakwood United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas.