Peggy Johnette Kent

September 9th, 1948 - 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, 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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