Peggy Johnette Kent (September 09, 1948 - June 10, 2024)

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Peggy Johnette Kent
  • September 09, 1948
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  • June 10, 2024

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Peggy Johnette Kent, age 75, of Ormond Beach Florida, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, June 10th, surrounded by her loving family at home.

Johnette was born on September 9th, 1948, in Warrenton, Virginia to John Troy and Emma Jean Counts. She moved to Ormond Beach as a young child and attended Osceola Elementary. One childhood summer, while on vacation in Manassas, Virginia, she met Don Kent when she was 11 years old, and he was 13 years old. Johnette graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1966, and a few weeks later, married Don, who she referred to as the “love of her life”.

Johnette’s lifelong dream was to become a mother, and she devoted her life to her six children. They were her absolute pride and joy, and she loved them fiercely. She was their biggest cheerleader and always in their corner. She raised her three sons and three daughters with the strong values of honesty, integrity, a strong work ethic and a deep love for family by demonstrating these qualities as a living example. Throughout her life Johnette enjoyed bowling, beach trips, singing, games, family gatherings, following the Royal Family Celebrations by hosting elaborate English Teas, giving advice, and holidays – especially the Christmas season.

Johnette is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Kent, and her six children: Donald Kent (Shanelle) of Chandler, Arizona, Sue Thompson (Albert) of Ormond Beach, John Kent (Sherry) of Deltona, Julie Finch (Adam) of St. Mary’s, Georgia, Troy Kent (Heather) of Ormond Beach, and Jeanne Neat (Jason) of Ormond Beach. In addition to her children, she also found great joy in her 14 grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Nana Bear”. They include Alexandra, Skie, Griffin, Noah, Emma, Jessica, Jennifer, Jenna, Zach, Gabby, Wyatt, Camryn and Adyson. As her family continues to grow, she also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren that include Everett, Kaiden, Lillian, Theodore, Hudson, Truett and Stella. Johnette is also survived by her two sisters; Stephanie Baker of Leesburg, Fl. and Georgia Smith of Texas, several nieces and nephews, and her two best friends; Charlie Harkness and Nancy Redmond.

Johnette was adored and loved by her family and will be missed greatly. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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  1. Ron Lawson lit a candle:
    24 Jun 2024
    Lit since June 24, 2024 at 6:32:32 PM

  2. Stephanie Baker says:
    22 Jun 2024
    I dearly loved my baby sister and so did my husband and our 4 children. Our oldest son said of his Aunt Johnette, “she was the life of every gathering!” I will forever treasure the memories of our time spent together. The world has lost a beautiful person with a light that was so bright! She will be deeply missed.

  3. Joan Wheeler lit a candle:
    21 Jun 2024
    Lit since June 21, 2024 at 6:35:55 PM

  4. Debra Feeney lit a candle:
    21 Jun 2024
    Lit since June 21, 2024 at 6:32:06 AM

  5. Melissa Lammers says:
    20 Jun 2024
    Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting her, I can tell that Johnette Kent was a loving and inspiring mother, wife and grandmother and that you all will miss her very much. I hope that the memories you have will comfort you and give you peace. My condolences to all the Kent family and especially to Troy Kent and his family.

  6. Steve Baker says:
    19 Jun 2024
    You can always spot a sincere, loving person when the person shows more interest in learning about you than they do in talking about themself. Aunt Johnette was that kind of loving soul and you felt it at every engagement.

    What made Aunt Johnette special to me was how she ranged her voice in conversation. She would speak softly to draw you in when consuming information, nurturing, or consulting. Yet her voice would rise and reverberate to equal the level of drama for in-the-moment communication as needed. She most definitely had the flair of a master story teller. And when Aunt Johnette laughed, you could hear it from across the street.

    My deepest sympathies extend to all who loved Johnette, but particularly to Don and her six children. I know there is a gap in your day-to-day lives which cannot be filled. You're in my thoughts.

  7. Figueroa Family lit a candle:
    19 Jun 2024
    Lit since June 19, 2024 at 6:53:47 AM

  8. Michelle Goddu Peck says:
    18 Jun 2024
    So many memories of our families together! Our mothers shared and taught us so much about life and family! We spent so many weekends playing pinochle at the dining room table! Johnette will be missed! Sending love ang hugs to you all!!!

  9. Holly Dotson says:
    18 Jun 2024
    Johnette was such a sweet & kind soul, She was always so good to my boys and myself every time we saw her. I really enjoyed going to visit her at her house each time I came to Florida. My heart breaks for her family. She will truly be missed by so many.

  10. Shannon Hickson says:
    18 Jun 2024
    Much love and many prayers the Hickson-Simonson family

  11. Gabby and Tim Retamoza says:
    18 Jun 2024
    Such an amazing nana to me and great nana to my boys. I will miss her every single day for the rest of my life. I love you, nana.

  12. Cheryl Barrett says:
    18 Jun 2024
    From all of the pictures you have shared Troy, I could see what a wonderful Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother she was! She looks like she was a lot of fun! My heart is with you, enjoy the memories❤️

  13. Troy Kent says:
    17 Jun 2024
    My mom was “my” person ❤️ she taught us all how to love and how to always support family. My heart is broken, it will heal with time but never be completely fixed . I look forward to being reunited one day. ❤️

  14. Sue Thompson says:
    17 Jun 2024
    When I was a little girl I had nightmares about losing you. As an adult, losing you is harder than I ever imagined. I love you so much and feel so blessed that God chose you to be my momma. Until we meet again, rest in paradise sweet momma!

  15. Adam Finch says:
    17 Jun 2024
    I couldn’t have asked for a better Mother-In-Law. So loving, welcoming and easy to talk to. A wonderful Nana Bear to our daughter and so very supportive when we lost our little Grace. I love you and will miss you always.

  16. Julie says:
    17 Jun 2024
    My beautiful momma. My light will never shine as bright again. I love you forever and forever. Peanut Butter

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