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In Memory of Kent Johnston

Name: Kent Johnston
Spouse: Viviane
Children: Coree, Charles, Beni, and Jeanette
Birth Date: April 14, 1954
Blessed Date: July 1, 1982
Ascension Date: September 7, 2019

Kent was born on April 14, 1954 in New York City to parents Irene Graham and Thomas Johnston. They lived together in Toronto, Canada and later San Francisco, where he met and joined the Unification Movement.

A decade of mission followed as he participated in international, interracial, and interreligious initiatives to help bring about a more peaceful world led by Rev. and Mrs. Moon. Kent was matched and received the Blessing of marriage to Viviane Francis on July 1, 1982.

In 1985 the Johnstons moved to the Gulf Coast to work in the shipbuilding business. From there Kent made the decision to start his own business selling books in order to have the flexibility of time to invest in his greatest joy: raising his children.

Kent was superman and did it all at times. While building his business, he’d come home to cook elaborate meals, and then gather the family together each evening to read from his extensive collection of books, both religious and secular, ever seeking to obtain and bequeath wisdom and knowledge.

Kent departed from this life on September 7, 2019. He leaves his wife Viviane, children Coree, Charles, Beni, and Jeanette, their spouses and his grandchildren, as well as a loving community of beautiful souls to cherish his memory.

Seonghwa Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30 PM, Visitation at 3:00 PM
Location: Serenity Event Center – 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd. Building 2 Theodore, AL 36582

Cards and donations can be sent to:
Viviane Johnston
4750 Halls Mill Road
Mobile, AL 36693

Flowers can be sent via this link.

Comments (16)

  • Charles Patterson

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    I worked with Kent around 1976. We had such a good time, he was unforgettable. Always bright and bringing laughter and joy. Even though we didn’t work together again, every time we would bump into each other at church events it was as if a day hadn’t passed and he was just as bright as ever.
    God bless Kent and his family.

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  • George Brewer

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    We wish Viviane and family our sincere thoughts and prayers at this time. We know that Kent will be deeply missed by all. He leave a big void in this world where he has shown great love and compassion. Kent was a wonderful brother to work with.
    Our wishes for a beautiful journey to the spiritual world.
    George and DJ Brewer, Highlands, Texas

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  • John Hitchler

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    Go in Peace Brother Kent

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  • Luella

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    Prayer and thought are with you and your family

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  • Karl & Katharina Zambon

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    Dear Kent – you have worked hard, invested heart, mind, & hands to always reach higher grounds – now it’s time to harvest the fruits of life – love, peace, & eternal happiness – in loving memory, your friends – and neighbors!

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  • Gary Crawford

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    I never forgot Kent. He was one of my MFT captains and was very kind. If a situation arose where a reprimand was called for, well, he would do that – with enthusiasm! And then, he’s sing you a song.
    Happy Trails, Kent.

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  • Anne Kobayashi

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    Dear Viviane and Family,
    I am so sad to read this news about your husband and father, Kent. Many many condolences to all of you. May Heavenly Parent give you great strength and comfort at this time. I am sure that Kent will be welcomed into the Spirit World by many saints and high spirits and will be close to Heavenly Parent and True Father. (Very good memories of when your family was here in London, even though it was many years ago)
    May God bless you all. With much sympathy and Love, Anne

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  • Karl & Katharina Zambon

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    Dear Kent – you have worked hard, you invested heart, mind, & hands to reach always higher grounds – now it’s the time to reap the fruits – love, peace, & eternal happiness! In loving memory, your friends – and neighbors

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  • Carmen Kimura

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    Dear Viviane, Keeping you in my heart and my prayers. Still walking together with Kent.

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  • chris jones UK

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    Will always remember you as a wonderfully kind,sensitive and active brother. Thank you for your life and sacrifice-please come and visit my ancestors.

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  • Denis Manor

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    Thank you for a life well lived. Good fortune in the next journey.

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  • Robert&Sydelle Enyeart

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    To Viviane and family, we spent many times together. Love all your family and pray for strength for you all at this time. God bless you and Kent’s ascension.

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  • Laura Taylor Hayashi

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    Sending you all much love and prayers. I hope you all can find comfort in the beautiful memories.

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  • Linda Dungan

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    Dearest Vivian and family,
    Warm thoughts of Kent and your family come to mind with many good memories to send Kent off to his next great adventure ❣️Rest In Peace dear friend.

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  • Mary Anglin

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    Kent was my MFT captain in Chicago. He was known for falling asleep and missing our after-blitzing pickups, but we all loved him anyway because he was so warmhearted and had such a ready smile. Godspeed Kent! And may your family be comforted at this transition time and always.

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  • Norm Williams

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    Viviane,
    You don’t know me but I went to public school and high school with Kent. He lived a few doors down from me. We were good friends up until the time he left Montreal. He was one of the smartest guys in class and a could really draw well. He once said he was going to build an airplane in his garage and I believed him. If anyone could do it, he could. I’ve often “googled” Kent over the years but couldn’t find him …. until today. I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have reconnected.

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