|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1928|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 2006|
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Jun. 25, 1928
Departed on Feb. 26, 2006 and resided in Philadelphia, PA.
Vera Elaine Benson, daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Easterling Johnson was born on June 25, 1928 in the Roxborough Section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from William Penn High School in 1945.
In 1943, as a teenager, Vera accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at The Tasker Street Baptist Church. In 1964, she united with The White Rock Baptist Church under the pastorate of William J. Shaw. She enjoyed attending and worshipping at White Rock along with her two sons. She belonged to the Sheepfold Pairing of David and Moses.
On March 4, 1950, Vera married D'Alfred Prince Benson. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1996. They were happily married for forty-six years. From this union three children were born: Carol Ann, who preceded her in death, D'Alfred Jr., and Darnell.
Vera's first job was at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she worked for several years. In 1959, Vera started her career at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked faithfully and diligently for thirty-three years. She retired in 1992.
Vera was a strong and outgoing person with an angelic soft voice who loved to travel and attend social functions. Vera and her only sister, Gloria, who preceded her in death, traveled with and without their children throughout their adult life. Vera and Gloria were not just sisters, but also best friends who shared many precious moments and adventures. Vera always had a smile and something nice to say. She remembered family and friend's birthdays and never forgot to send a card. She liked to entertain at her home and cook big meals for holidays and special occasions. Vera had many loves: she loved to go to the thrift shop, shop at the Malls and never missed a sale; she loved the Arts, music and dancing.
Vera leaves to mourn with cherished memories: two sons D'Alfred Benson and Darnell Benson; three grandchildren, Latania, Damon and Maciah; five great grandchildren, Omar, Domair, Latania, Trisha and Gavin; two nieces, Janice and Sandra; and a host of other relatives and friends.
With Love and Respect
Visitation: Monday Mar. 6, 2006
Service: Monday Mar. 6, 2006
Cemetery: Eden Cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MadameB
Record added: Mar 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13588335