Darletha Kent was born in Evans County, Georgia on June 13, 1942, to Vera Mills Brown and William D. Jones. After a short illness, God called her to glory on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
She began her educational career in Evans County, Georgia and received her General Educational Development diploma from Georgia Southern College. She enjoyed gardening and beautifying her yards by planting flowers. Darletha was employed by the Tattnall County Board of Education as a teacher’s assistant at Cedarwood GNETS Services and a bus driver for students with disabilities.
At an early age, she attended and was placed on the roll at the United House of Prayer For All People by her grandmother. As a loyal and dedicated member, she served as a maid under the leadership of Sweet Daddy Grace and she also marched as a majorette in the “Peace Parades”. She was a member the Bellville House of Prayer where she served participated in various groups and sang in the choir. She served faithfully until her health begin to fail.
She was united in marriage to Febward Kent June of 1994. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Henry Mills and Daniel Johnson, and one grandson, Johntavius Cobb.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband, Febward Kent of Collins, GA; five sons, Jackie Cobb of Collins, GA, Kennis (Donna) Kennedy of Pulaski, GA, Carl Kennedy of Cobbtown, GA, Chanaut (Jessica) Kennedy of Alto, GA, and Juan (Keneja) Kennedy of Collins GA; two daughters, Glenda (Dale) Brewton of Claxton, GA and Linda (Dennis) Murray of Buford, GA; two brothers, George L. Brewton of Lyndon, New Jersey and Charles (Dana) Littles of Charleston, SC; twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren; a special grandson, Joseph (Joe) Johnson (Nell) and a special granddaughter, Caresa Etienne (Lynn); a special sister, Vernell Kelly and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
The Staff of Whitaker Funeral Home is honored to support and serve the Kennedy / Kent family with Dignity, Respect and Integrity.