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Nancy Jones Kent

Mrs. Nancy Jones Kent age 83 of Lebanon passed away December 17, 2019.  Born in Drayton Plains, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy Detweiler Jones.  She was a homemaker and member of West Haven Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Lt. Joshua Hovies USAF; two brothers-in-law:  Durwood Shawl, Dale Harvey.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Almous T. Kent; three daughters:  Teresa (Tom) Oduor, Alicia (Tom) Hovies, Janet (Dennis) Beam; three sisters:  Stephanie Shawl, Priscilla (Leonard) Cyr, Susan Harvey; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. from the West Haven Baptist Church, 5860 Lebanon Road, Lebanon with Dr. Jonathan Richerson officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Family will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the church.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.


Messages for the Family

  1. Scott Harvey says:
    A Godly woman to be sure. I loved my Aunt Nancy. Peace and grace to you Trent, Theresa, Alicia, and Janet. My mom and Emily will be there and is in spirit. Love to you.
    • Teresa says:
      Thank you Scott for your sweet comments and thank you for being with us in spirit and sending Emily with your mom to be with us in person for awhile.
  2. Eleanor Keller says:
    Dear Al, Stephanie, Priscilla and Susan and Family, It doesn’t seen possible that 63 years have gone by since I played at your wedding! The Jones family has always been like my extended family and I have so many fond memories of all of you. Our hearts are saddened by your news but comforted by the fact that we know Nancy is with her Lord and Savior and we will be reunited with her in Glory! With Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathy, Bob and Eleanor Keller Matt. 5:4
    • Teresa says:
      Thank you Eleanor for your comments and love for mom. I remember you as a cheerful, calm and elegant Jesus loving lady! Sweet memories! God bless you as you bless others this New Year!
  3. Susan Esikhaty says:
    Teresa and Tom, polee sana, may the Lord comfort you, we celebrate with you the wonderful life you have had with your mum
    • Renee says:
      Till we meet again Aunt Nancy! I love you and will treasure every memory. Say hey to dad for me… tell him I miss him! Put a giant hug on him and on Grandma and Popo for me!
      • Teresa says:
        Thank you Renee for your sweet comments. I know you miss your Dad so much. I am praying for your Mom as she gets to the point of joining them.
    • Teresa says:
      Asante sana rafiki yangu!
  4. Linda Murphy Zick and Ron Murphy says:
    Rejoicing with the Angels in Heaven. My how there must have been a joyous ruckus when she got there! Precious in the sight of the Lord…May your days of adjustment be softened by your sweet memories. I’ll bee in prayer for you all on Friday and the coming days
    • Teresa Oduor says:
      Thank you Linda and Ron for your sweet comments. Quite the reunion with parents, aunts and uncles but especially to see Jesus face to face!
  5. Lori says:
    My parents felt very close to Nancy and Trent and have great memories of spending time together with them. Nancy will be missed here but very we know she is with her Savior now.
    • Teresa Oduor says:
      Thank you Lori! We also have fond memories of being with you and your family. Mom loved your parents too!
  6. Teresa says:
    Asante sana rafiki yangu!