Mary Ann (Williams) Bennett Obituary

November 15, 1929 ~ June 23, 2024 (age 94)


Funeral service for Mary A. Bennett, 94, of Alto will be Saturday, June 29, at 11 AM (Visitation 9:30-11) at First Baptist Church Alto, with Reverend Jerry Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Alto cemetery immediately following the service. Ms. Bennett entered into heaven Sunday June 23 in Hemphill. She was born November 15, 1929 in Montgomery, Texas to Berry and Martha Ruth Williams. She met her husband Carroll on the volleyball court, they married in 1949 and lived in Pasadena for 30 years before retiring to Alto in 1983. Ms. Bennett was in charge of the attendance office at Sam Rayburn High School in the 1970’s. She was a member of First Baptist Church Pasadena and a former member of Reklaw Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Alto, and Campground Baptist Church. Her life was symbolized by an attentive heart and a strong desire to share her Christian faith. Despite being afflicted with polio at the age of 22, she used this as a platform to display God’s mercy and grace. She appreciated everyone she met, never doubted God’s plan for her life, and sought to always be available and serve others. She was a prayer warrior, and counseled many. We call her “blessed” and we were blessed to love her. We appreciate “Mom” for her life and legacy; Her courageous spirit, testimony, and ministry will live on through all those she touched! (Proverbs 31:25-28) God is faithful!  She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Ann,  brothers: GB (Gentry Berry), Perry, Ray, Tommy; her sisters: Ruth, Elenor (Tottie), Bitsy; and great grandchildren: Benjamin, Jacob, John and Baby Bunny. She is survived by her brother Billy Williams of Montgomery, sons and daughters-in-law; Jerry (DeeAnne) of Loraine, Ricky (Celinda) of Tarkington, and Ronny (Suzanne) of Richards, brother and sister-in-law Truett Bennett (Kay) of Silsbee, grandchildren; John David (Stephanie), Paul (Katrinia), Mary (Todd), Haley, Caitlyn (Dustin), Christa, Ceanna, and great grandchildren; Mason, Hannah, Thomas, Lila, Cooper, John Knox, and Landry, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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