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Gwendolyn Lawing Kent

June 11, 1931 July 1, 2019
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Gwendolyn (Gwen) Yvonne Lawing Kent, 88, passed away peacefully in Pensacola on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was born on June 11, 1931 in Oak Grove, FL to Manley Von D. Lawing and Mary E. (Mimms) Lawing. She graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1949 but talked fondly of the many schools she attended as she traveled the country with her father during his time in the Navy. She married Donald H. Kent in 1951 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Pensacola, FL. Gwen was an active member in Little Flower and St. Michael’s churches in Pensacola. She loved to sing, dance, go to the movies, and spend time with her many grandchildren. She was known by all for her boundless love, timeless friendship, and dedication to her family.
Gwen is survived by her children, Theresa (David) Green, Woodstock, GA, their children, Adam and Simon; Thomas Kent (Sue), Pace, FL, their son, Jason; Paul Kent (Linda), Pensacola, FL, their children, Sarah and Ryan; Michele (Eddie) Gibbs, Gulf Breeze, FL, their children, Andrew, Joshua and Timothy; Kellie (Artie) Gless, Pensacola, FL, her children, Michael, Patrick and Thomas Roane.
Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Little Flower Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Reed celebrant. Interment will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel South from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. You are welcome to join the family at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday for recitation of the Rosary, led by Father John Licari. Pallbearers will be six of her grandsons: Andrew, Josh and Timothy Gibbs; Michael and Patrick Roane; and Ryan Kent.
A special thanks to Lisa Liebe, Gwen’s caregiver, for her excellent, loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha Center, Inc., 6004 Pernella Road, Pensacola, FL, 32504.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy is entrusted with the arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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4:00 PM 7/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7/7/2019 6:00:00 PM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Rosary 3:30 PM Sunday July 7, 2019 at Faith Chapel South

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




9:30 AM 7/8/2019 9:30:00 AM
Little Flower Catholic Church

6495 Lillian Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32504

After the interment service at Barrancas National Cemetery, we will have a gathering with lunch back at Little Flower Church. All invited.

Little Flower Catholic Church
6495 Lillian Hwy Pensacola 32504 FL
United States

Cemetery Details


Barrancas National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 FL
United States

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