: Barbi as she was known by her family and friends passed peacefully into heaven at 0730 hours, 5 Mar 2013. Barbi has fought a hard battle with pancreatic cancer for a couple of years. She was born in Perryton, TX 1959, moved to New Smyrna Beach 1968. In 1972 her traveling began to Homestead AFB, Fl, Ft Wainwright in Fairbanks AK, from there to Zweibrucken, Germany where she graduated from American High School, then to Ft Jackson, SC, and finally back to New Smyrna Beach in 1982. After graduating from Daytona Beach J C, she had a career working with optical companies throughout the Volusia area, starting with Eckerds pharmacy in Port Orange. She was preceded in death by her father Robert William Kent ll, and brother, Michael A. Kent. She leaves behind her loving husband, John of Daytona Beach; her mother Barbara J Watts, Milledgeville, GA, 2 sisters; Mary L Stewart, Orange Park, FL and Sheila A Watts, United Arab Emirates: 4 brothers; Robert (Andrea) Kujawa, Danver, MA, Rex (Debra) Kent, Mims, FL., Robert (Jodi) Kent Ill, Milledgeville, GA, Floyd (Angela) Watts Jr also of Milledgeville. Barbi also leaves her dad Floyd Watts Sr, Milledgeville. Barbi loved her family especially when she was able to spend time with her numerous nieces and a few nephews. Barbi never met anyone she did not like, nor did not like her. She enjoyed doing things for family and friends that would help them in some way, and because she was a loving and caring person, this was not very hard. Saturday 9 March, her family had a memorial service at her sister Mary's home. Chaplain Chris Lawrence of Signature Health Care in Jacksonville officiated. It was a celebration of Life and all had a wonderful time remembering her life cut short. GOD allowed her to be with us and now HE wanted her back. King David said when his son died "He, cannot come back to me but I can go to him", this thought will stay in our hearts. All donations are welcome and asked to be sent to, Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fl. Barbi's family wishes to thank all who took such great compassionate care of her during this time....John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the way and the life, the one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and who ever lives by believing in me, will never die. Do you believe this?" Arrangements are under the entrusted care of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 17, 2013