"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance." Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 NLT. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was a resident of Sunshine, La, and a native of Baton Rouge. Ben passed away Sunday at the age of 71. He was founder, owner, pilot, and mechanic of Southern Helicopters. He is survived by his wife Xiaomei Seal, Benjie Seal III and wife Kristie, Leah Besson and husband Keith, Jason Seal and wife Lea, Anna Neal and husband Matthew, and Zhou Zong Yuan, eight grandchildren Shelby, Charlie, Savannah, Sophia and Peter Seal, Merle and Jeb Besson, and Laurel Neal. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin C. Seal Sr., and Mary Lou Seal and three brothers Buddy, Berry, and Wendell Seal. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Wednesday August 27, 2014 from 9am till service time at 12pm. Pallbearers will be Charlie Seal, Yancy Guerin, Troy Vosburg, Scott Maulding, Richard Xie, Yi Xin Luo, and Greg Beckstrom. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Ben was a graduate of Baton Rouge High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com to leave condolences.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2014