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Reverend Gregory Albert Bennett

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BURLINGTON - The Reverend Gregory Albert Bennett, 1960-2012.
Gregory Albert Bennett, 51, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. He was born Oct. 10, 1960, in Mount Holly. He was raised and resided in Burlington until his untimely death. Gregory was a product of the Burlington City schools and attended Burlington County College where he received his associate degree. He continued his education at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N. C. where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Gregory worked as a counselor and case manager with the Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey until the time of his passing. He was licensed to preach the word of God in 1991, and was ordained in 2009 under the pastorate of the Rev. Johnnie L. Williams Sr. of the Union Baptist Church in Bordentown.
Gregory was a compassionate person and dedicated his life to numerous religious, social and civil organizations. Being a lifetime member of Union Baptist Church in Bordentown he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and president of the Mission Circle. He later became an associate minister of the clergy. He was also a member of the Nursing Home Ministry at Buttonwood Hospital in Browns Mills, member of the Prison Ministry at the Bordentown Youth Correctional Facility, and was an active member of the Bethany Baptist Association of Southern New Jersey. Gregory was an active member of the Burlington Brotherhood, Inc., a community outreach organization, where he served as its secretary, and former president.
A dedicated and devoted husband, father, son and brother, he leaves to mourn him his wife, Marzene Pinkney-Bennett; daughters, Eboni and Erin Bennett; parents, Baby and Lucille Bennett of Burlington; brother, Michael Bennett (Catherine) of Philadelphia, Pa.; sister, Daneen (Rudolph) Hawkins of Burlington; an aunt, Dorothy Leftwich of Burlington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 21) at Shiloh Baptist Church, Bordentown. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Internment Odd fellows Cemetery, Burlington. Arrangements by W.R. Woody Funeral Home, Burlington, Timothy L. Hutton, Manager.

Published in The Trentonian on Jan. 18, 2012
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