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DOROTHY BENSON

BENSON Dorothy Louise Benson, 92, peacefully returned to the Lord on December 4, 2012. She was born in Flowery Branch, GA to the late Lloyd Burr and Callie Idora Bagby Benson on March 26, 1920. She moved to Jacksonville in the late 1930's. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired employee of Prudential Insurance Company. After her retirement, she devoted herself in the role of caregiver to her two older sisters, Billie and Pauline and brother-in-law, Elton, until their passing. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Grandchamp, of Sarasota, Fl., her devoted niece, Sandra Hamel, of Sarasota, FL., loving nephew, Robert Benson and niece-in-law, Martha Benson, both of Riverview, FL. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 1:30 - 1:55 p.m. at graveside, with graveside service following at 2:00 p.m. December 7, 2012, officiated by Reverend Steve McCollum, located at Evergreen Cemetery 4535 Main St., Jacksonville, Fl. 32206. Donations can be made, in honor of Dorothy Louise Benson, to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Main St. Chapel, 4315 Main St., Jacksonville, Florida 32206, 1-904-356-6585. Please visit www.hardage-giddensmainst.com to leave sympathy messages. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 6, 2012
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