Melvina Bennett

Published 10:19 am Monday, May 26, 2014

Funeral services were held May 15, 2014, at St. Paul MBC, Silver Creek, for Mrs. Melvina Bennett, 74, who died May 10 at Lawrence County Nursing Center, Monticello. Rev. Phillip Clark officiated with interment following in the Mt. Pleasant MBC Cemetery, Monticello. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Melvina Bennett was born to the late James and Lillie Bournes. She was the second of 12 children.  She joined St. Paul MB Church at an early age and remained a faithful member until her health failed. She also attended Mt. Pleasant MB Church with her husband. She was married to Artic Charles (C.J.) Bennett and to this union one child was born.

She worked at Pridgen Cleaners in Monticello for a number of years. She also worked in the healthcare profession at Lawrence County Nursing Center and Lawrence County Hospital.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by husband, Arctic Charles Bennett of Monticello; daughters, Shelia Bennett Funchess; son-in-law, Marquette Funchess; grandson whom she reared as her own, Jervarius J. Bennett; granddaughter, Imari M. Funchess; and two who called her Nana, Audra and Adrianna Madison; she also cared for Tirance Kennedy, Brittany Madison, Brian Madison and Jermaine Madison; six siblings, Lillie (Willie) Funchess, Bonnie Madison, Martha (Eshmond) Fortenberry, Milton (Jural) Bournes, Pamela (Charles) Butler, Beverly Batiste and an adopted sister, Julia (John) Lewis; six step-children, Nadine Thompson, A. D. (Sandra) Madison, Lawrence (Bobbie Joe) Madison, Lovie Madison-Brown, Ike Holloway, Calvin Holloway and Cynthia Bennett; three brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law; many other relatives and friends.