Ira Edward Bennett

Published 12:31 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Sontag, for Mr. Ira Edward Bennett, 91, who died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at his residence. Rev. Aaron Thompson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ira Bennett was the son of the late Ira and Lear Bennett.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Sontag.  He served in the United State Army where he was a Corporal and was a Squad Leader. He moved to New Orleans and started working on the Riverfront.

Mr. Bennett met and married the late Gloria Burton and to this union, seven children were born. He retired as a Long Shoreman Supervisor after 45 years on the Riverfront.

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He was preceded in death by his sister, Lou E. Ford, James Bennett; two sons, Ira and Thomas Bennett and one daughter, Sharon Bennett.

He is survived by son, G. O. (Vanessa) Ashley of Peachtree City, Georgia; daughter, Wanda Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana; daughter, Dorothy Andry of Houston, Texas; sons, Derrick Bennett, Dwaine Bennett and Jeffrey Bennett all of New Orleans, Louisiana; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Eula V. Hilliard, Jessie Mae Bennett, C. J. Bennett and Clarence Bennett and many other relatives and friends.