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July 06, 2022


Marilyn "Vondell" Kent

March 11, 1957 - July 4, 2022

Marilyn “Vondell” Kent, age 65 and of Amite, Louisiana, passed away the evening of July 4th at her childhood home in Kentwood, Louisiana after a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Vondell was born in 1957 to Wiley and Karolyn Sue Blades. She graduated from Spring Creek High School, where she was awarded Miss SCHS in 1975. As a talented artist, Vondell had a magical imagination and the prowess to bring it to life. She was a gifted singer and pianist. She loved anything outdoors, including hunting deer, riding ATV’s, spending summers at the river, and searching for Native American arrowheads. She was always ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion and loved sharing great food with family and friends. Vondell could see the beauty in objects and loved collecting antiques. She loved animals, especially her many pet cows, pigs, horses, goats, cats, and dogs. She never avoided hard work or the opportunity to help others.

She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother; her sister, Cheryl Lanette Fairburn; nieces and nephew, Holli Howard (David Green), Neela Howard, and Wiley Howard; grandnephews and grandnieces, Matthew (Sarah), Landon, Jacqui, and Hannah; her former spouse, Duke Kent; and her dog, best friend and most loyal companion, Rango.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life during her favorite holiday, Halloween, at her happiest place, her barn in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Exact time and date to be announced closer to event.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Susan G. Komen, The American Cancer Society, and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (4923 Mt Vernon Rd, Liberty, MS 39645). 

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