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Sheila J. Bennett
April 18, 1953 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Paschal Memorial Funeral Home of 181 North Church St. Jeffersonville, Ga announces the death of Mrs. Sheila J. Bennett, age 70 of Jeffersonville, who was called into eternal rest Tuesday September 26, 2023.
Funeral services will be private.
Mrs. Sheila Gail Jordan Bennett, of Jeffersonville, passed away on Tuesday September 26th, after a battle with Dementia. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the time she passed.
She was born on April 18th, 1953 to Emily and William Jordan in Macon, Georgia and lived in Central Georgia her entire life. Cosmotology was her passion since she was a teenager, and she continuned this passion until she retired, after the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Revererend Clarence Lee Bennett.
She and Lee met and married later in life but their love could be seen from miles away. They were just like teenagers in love. They traveled and visited churches Lee had been the pastor/minister of over his time serving the lord through the Methodist church.
Sheila was an amazing mother and ‘Em’, loving and devoted wife, beloved friend, servant of the Lord. To have known her was to experience the purest of love and happiness.
The last few years of her life were not easy as she lost the love of her life and then her long battle with Dementia, but she remained the beautiful, sweet, and loving soul she had always been. She brought sunshine on the cloudiest day and love in the darkest of times even at the end (that’s my blue hand).
She may have left us here in this world but she will never be forgotten. She left so many people with so much love and wonderful memories of kindness, compassion, Christmas parties, the most amazing cookies, Halloween parties, daily prayers in the local newspaper (AKA: The prayer Lady), and Sunday dinners. Her door and table were always open for all of those who knew her as Mom.
In her last year on this earth she was blessed to have her Caregiver, Tara. She treated her just as though Sheila was her own parent and brought so much happiness and joy to Mrs. Bennett. Tara was so very loving and kind even after Mrs. Bennett passed as she remained with the children as the final preparations had to be made. Sheila loved her so very much and it was apparent.
She was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, William Joseph Jordan and Emily Shirley Jordan; her sisters: Martha Jo Jordan Smith and Betty Mae Wood; and her loving and devoted husband Reverend Clarence Lee Bennett.
She is survived by her children April (Travis) Thompson, Rex Cooper, and her grandson Joseph Hayes Cooper; sisters Lavonia Kay French (Doug) and Mary Ellen Moore; and so many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
There will be a private burial.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
All about animals in Macon, Ga.
The Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Ga.
The Alzheimer’s association for Frontal Lobe or Lewy Body dementia.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.paschalmemorialfh.com
Professional services are provided by Paschal Memorial Funeral Home of Jeffersonville.