|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2005|
Mary Jane Bennett, 64, went to be with Jesus and her eternal home on May 29, 2005. Daughter of Ralph and Jewell Sullivan. The 3rd of 7 children. Married together in love on June 14, 1956 for 38 years to Howard Richard Bennett, Sr. She is survived by 3 loving children: Howard Richard Bennett, Jr., Cindy LuAnn (Bennett) Hutchcraft and Robert Allen Bennett. Surviving brothers and sisters are Judy Salyers, Ronnie "Butch" Sullivan, George Sullivan and Janice Schafran. Mary's greatest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed being called "Ma-Maw" by her 6 grandchildren: Jason, Angela, Tyler, Andy, Stephanie and Bobbie, and "Ne-Ne" by her 2 great-grandchildren: Brianna and Courtney. Mary also leaves many other relatives, friends, church family and loved ones who will miss her dearly. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Shirley Jean Reddy and brother Lester "Buddy" Sullivan. She was a longtime member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church. Mary loved family reunions, baseball, photography and working for her church. We will all miss her warm, giving heart and her beautiful smile. Graveside service will be held 11AM Thursday, June 2 at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Moore's Eastlawn Chapel
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took his hand when I heard His call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found the peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembering joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
Mary gave life from her own death by being an organ/tissue donor.
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
Created by: Dominique
Record added: Dec 04, 2008
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