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March 7, 1948 January 30, 2012
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Obituary for JAMES M. KENT

James Morris Kent was born on March 7, 1948 to William James Kent and Elsie Marie Johnson Kent in Calvert County, MD. He quietly departed this life on January 30, 2012. James, known by many as “Shorty”, was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Shorty was educated in the public schools of Calvert County, MD. He attended seminary school in Baltimore City, MD. He was married to the late Shirley Ann Blue. As an Entrepreneur times the number of years of experience in finance and construction engineering; Shorty owned his own companies; Kent Associates, Inc., Jefferson Market and a Cleaning Service. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family and friends. Shorty also enjoyed exercising, traveling, showing love and doing projects around his home and his parents’ home. He loved talking about the goodness of Jesus and reading inspirational books, especially the Bible. He loved his parents and wanted to devote his time sharing and showing love to his father (a special bond between father & son). Shorty has been a blessing and an inspiration to the entire family and everyone whom he came in contact with. James leaves to cherish his memories 5 children: James Kent (Prince Frederick, MD), Gregory Kent (Greenbelt, MD), Earl Kent (St. Mary’s County), Sean (Maryland) and Chadae Grant (Baltimore, MD); an adopted son Tevin (Maryland); 8 grandchildren: Jeremiah Halley, Rhianna Kent, Aliahya Kent. Minsia Kent, DeQuante Kent, Earl Kent Jr., Earlisha Kent and Ja’Vonte Kent; parents William and Elsie Kent (Lusby, MD); 2 brothers: Leon Johnson (Lusby, MD) and Earl Johnson (Hyattsville, MD); 7 sisters: Doraine (Henry) Harris (Prince Frederick, MD), Regina (Elsworth) Plater (Sunderland, MD), Barbara Anne Butler (Greenbelt, MD), Sharon Kent-King (North Carolina), Denise Kent (Lusby, MD), Rita Kent (Lusby, MD) and Melissa (Joseph) Kopyto (Washington, D.C.); special uncles: Howard Kent Sr., Henry Kent and William Gross; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He also leaves special friends, Joe Divey and Joseph (Joe Boy) Gross.


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