Kenneth Gant, age 16 years old, died on December 24, 2021. He was born March 8, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri to his mother Elizabeth Tate.

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Kenneth was educated in Riverview School in St. Louis, Missouri and West Jordan School District in Utah. He enjoyed helping people and reading books to the school dog. He loved playing his video games and playing with his dogs Max and Spade.

He is survived by his mother, siblings Victoria and Victor Gant; aunt Alicia Brown (Antoine), uncles Charles Tate (Margaret) and Kenneth Jerome Tate Jr.; grandparents Sharon Tate and Kenneth Jerome Tate Sr.; cousins Derion, Micheal, Marchell, Nariah, Nakayla, De’ayona, Ju’anyia, Ty’jhia, Ti’ja, Curtis, Jermisha, and Kayaira; and a host of great aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Tate and Smoot side of family.

Kenneth’s family wishes to sincerely acknowledge the expressions of kind words and prayers shown during our time of sorrow. May God continue to bless each and every one of you in Jesus’ name.

A viewing will be held January 14, 2022 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM with a funeral service to follow from 11:00 – 12:30 PM at the River 1st Ward, 7150 South Callie Drive, West Jordan, Utah. Interment to follow funeral services at the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7925 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah. Masks are required to be worn at all services.

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Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
River 1st Ward
7150 South Callie Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084

Funeral Service

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
River 1st Ward
7150 South Callie Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084

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Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City
4387 South 500 West
Murray, UT

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Dec 30, 2021

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I am so sorry for your loss . I know words won’t help heal your heart and your families but he was a good kid , friend , and will forever be remembered. I will never forget about him he was just so special and it really hurts me every time I go in my car I look around to see if he is out with his dog but he isn’t there anymore ..He would always say hi to me and stop by my apartment and chill with my toddlers and me . He would also have my back and would ask about my sick husband to see how he is doing with his chemo and It really hurts and I can imagine his moms pain and mostly because they took her Kenny away . But those who took him away will get there Karma and I hope god gives mom and family all the strength they need . Rest In Peace Kenneth

Stephany , West Jordan , UT, US Jan 14, 2022

I am so sorry about your son's horrible senseless death. He looks like such a sweet young man.

I wish there were words that could heal your broken hearts.

May you feel the love and care of many near and those of us you don't know.

May God bless you

JoDene Roberts Jan 11, 2022

For the young man who stole my heart. We met in a time the world was full of hate an anger. Your smile and laughter made so much negative disappear. My son loved hearing you laugh, the jokes and crazy things he would share just to get your giggle and big smile. Your heart was so big, and so forgiving to others. You was the one to change us all. You taught us so much in the 4 years we knew you, things that we will hold onto for always. We want to thank your momma for sharing you with us, we was truly blessed to see you everyday and to get that amazing hug you loved to give. You were such a big influence to all of us, and I mean ALL of us. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. Words can't explain how lost we feel right now. Fly high my little Hercules xoxo

Candace , West jordan, UT, US Jan 01, 2022

My heart aches for your great loss of your Son.

I can clearly see from the pictures that you have chose to share with all of us, that your son was a very sweet kind young man and truly one of a kind.

My most sincerest condolences too all of this young man’s family and friends.

Eydie Keele , Springville, UT, US Jan 01, 2022

I feel compelled to reach out to your family and give my Heart Felt Sympathy. I am deeply saddened wishing I could help in someway. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Though gone psychically, Kenneth Jerome will continue to be with your family in Spirit. I do believe "Families are Forever"

Sending hugs


Tina M Washburn , Nephi, UT, US Dec 31, 2021


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