Jennifer Kanten

September 28, 1978 - January 26, 2022

09/28/1978 - 01/26/2022

Jen – “Jen AK” passed away unexpectedly Wednesday Jan 26. Jen was a proud member of the LBGTQ community, a longtime friend, counselor, and confidant of everyone she met.  She touched innumerable lives with her wit, wisdom, sarcasm, profanity, and her shining light.
She is survived by her one and only – her wife, Melissa, her mother, Rev. Rita Kanten of Suffolk, her father, Dale (Tammy) Kanten of Virginia Beach, brothers Nick (Melissa) Miracle and David (Cheri) Miracle of Colorado, Mark Carrier of Virginia Beach and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Jen leaves behind a legacy of a life lived on her terms.  A life that cannot be adequately summarized with a few words.  She made the world a better place just by being Jen.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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2 years ago

You have touched so many. Thank you for being you. This is so heartbreaking…beyond words..may you rest easy.

Harley O'Keefe
2 years ago

I’ll miss you always

Kathy Ratcliffe
2 years ago

I will always be your LGBT Mama ♥️ You always looked out for me and always took good care of me and my cousin David! I know he was there to greet you! I love you and you will dearly missed my baby♥️

Kathy Ratcliffe
2 years ago

Kathy AKA Mama! Jen you were always so good to me and my cousin David! You were the best of the best! I love you and I will miss you dearly.. Rest Easy my Baby❤️

Jesse Staha
2 years ago

This not a goodbye it see you later we love you Jen

Momma Rose aka Diana Schmus
2 years ago

When I was in pain, you came to my rescue. When I doubted myself, you helped me find my voice – all of them. You are a shining star and I love you Jen. You are a guiding light that will be in my heart forever. RIP and Many blessings on your new journey.

2 years ago

May you be flying free, I’ll never forget you Jen. Till we meet again.

2 years ago

Jen, you are one of the best people I ever met. You helped me countless times when I needed it the most and you told me when I was wrong. I’m never going to forget the night you and I had the one on one talk. Fly high angel let your wings spread beautiful!!!

Latasha lockett
2 years ago

You will be missed fly high

2 years ago

As if Betty white didn’t shake the world enough, sunshine doesn’t always follow the storm.. losing you sent a rumble through the universe, no one will ever match your light. We love you forever and will miss you always. Til we meet again