Celebrating the life of Betty T. Benjamin
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At an early age, Betty moved to Atlanta, Georgia and later settled in New York with her mother and siblings where she attended school. Betty grew into womanhood. She later met and married the father of her oldest daughters. She enjoyed life.
In 1960 Betty later remarried to the father and now husband of her baby daughter.
Betty was a remarkable mom, full of love and compassion, always wanting the best for her family. She had so much love in her heart, with the support of her husband she adopted seven more children, all at very young ages.
Some may say, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like her own mother, she was strong willed, ambitious and a lovable person. Will open her heart and home to everyone. Always expressed a selfless love to all she encountered. In 1987, she gave her life to the Lord under the leadership of the late Reverend Abraham Brown at the House of Faith Church in Brooklyn, New York.
After relocating to Blackstone, Virginia, she became a member of Spirit of Life Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Kippy Lundy.
A dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend is how Betty will always be remembered.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband of fifty-one years, William Benjamin; four daughters, Modestine Sanders, Delores Smalls, Audrey and Sureena Benjamin; six sons, Clyde, Michael, Jonathan, Alking, Robert and William Jr. “Cowboy” Benjamin; two sons-in-law, James Sanders and James Smalls; seven grandchildren, Randal, James Jr., Jamilla, Ebony, Michelle, Sir, and Gavynn; six great grandchildren; four brothers, Carlisle “Sam” Kearse, John Baker, John Wayne “JW” Orr, and Otto Orr; five sisters, Josie Brister, Vera Brown, Anna Cortez, Eileen Boykins and Nadine Baker; seven sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone with interment in the Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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