Mae Ruth Benton
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Mae Ruth Benton (nee Tinsley), age 77, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. She was born in Covington, TN to Eunice and Dewey Tinsley , Sr. While living in Covington, she along with all her eleven siblings, had to work in the farm and field which included picking cotton. In her early teen years, most of the family moved north to Gary, Indiana. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Class of 1961 and was a majorette with the marching band. After high school, she began her employment as a waitress at the former Gary Castle Restaurant. While working there, she met the love of her life, Mr. Roosevelt Benton. They were married 17 years until his untimely death. They had two sons and had a great life together. After the birth of their first child, she began her career at Save More Grocery Store as a head cashier for over 30 years. Later, she changed careers after completing an Associate Degree in Secretarial Sciences and became an event Planner at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, IN until her retirement in 2009. She was an active member of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church and served on many different committees, especially as a member of the Mass Choir in the Alto section. She had a strong sense of humor and could be seen smiling, even during her advancing stages of Alzheimer's. She has endured many losses including her parents, husband (Roosevelt), sisters (Lillie, Florence, Dorothy, Peggy, Beatrice and Betty), brothers (Ivory, Dewey Jr., John and Ben), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many friends; but her heart was broken immeasurably by the tragic death of her youngest son, Derrick Benton. It is not clear whether her heart ever recovered. She leaves a compassionate family to carry on her radiating smile, son and devoted caregiver, Dale; granddaughters Delilah and Derrianah; brother Nelson (Vina) Tinsley of Atlanta, GA; best friend for over 55 years Vaughan Pritchett; godchildren Alesia, Vaughan and Willie (Sarah) Pritchett; brother-in-law Samuel (Juanita )Benton; sisters-in-law: Betty Tinsley, Faye Tinsley, Delores Jean Lee of Memphis, TN, a host of cousins, nieces, nephew and many friends. Our Great God above assembled the most Angelic Care Team to administer the most compassionate care ever to her over the past 11 years. Not only did it include her son Dale but her two "earth sons" Joseph Coward and Romel Dixon that help provide her daily care. Other members of this beautiful team include Doris Wilson, Heritage Adult Day Care (Gary, IN), Betty Tinsley, Juanita Benton, Denise Evans (niece), Yvonne Wyatt, Connie Lawrence, Sidney Hayes, Elaine Bass and Kevin Tinsley (nephew). All services will be held at New Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 1917 Carolina St. Gary, IN, Monday, November 18, 2019 with visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m. Pastor W. N. Reed, officiating. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2019.
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November 27, 2019
My sincere and deepest condolences to you Brother Dale. May God grant you peace during your time of bereavement
Jessica Taylor-Mosley
November 19, 2019
I am praying for the family.
Gregory Archibald
November 19, 2019
Will Hargrove
November 19, 2019
Bernard Clayton
November 18, 2019
Dearest Dale and the Benton family my prayers are with you. I enjoyed working with Ruth in the choir for so many years. She will always be in our hearts. May The Lord give you His Peace during today and days to come. With everlasting love, Renee and Deacon Graham
November 18, 2019
Beautiful Person whom I had the pleasure of working with at the Genesis Center
November 17, 2019
Thinking of you Dale as you lay your mom to rest. I wish I would have known her better as she sounds like she was a lovely lady and very interesting. You were the best a son could be in taking care of her every need in her later years and your mind should be at ease now knowing she is with Jesus. May God Bless her now and forever.
Renee L
November 17, 2019
Nelson & family,

Your sister's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
November 17, 2019
To Dale & Extended Family:

I was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Benton. She and her husband Roosevelt were the very best of neighbors to my parents when they moved next door over 40 years ago. She and my mother were very close friends. Dale and Derrick were like brothers from another mother to my brothers.

May you all find some measure of comfort in this hour of bereavement, from all our prayers and support. She will be sorely missed.
Gregory Carr
November 16, 2019
Persinawilson
November 15, 2019
Nelson & family,

Your sister's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
November 14, 2019
Dale,
My heartfelt sympathy in the homegoing of your precious, dear, and loving mom. I know she felt the love and concern from you and her wonderful caregivers. I will always remember her wit and beautiful smile. She was like family and it was an extreme pleasure to service her insurance for many years. May God continue to grant you and your extended family peace and strength in the days ahead.
VERONICA SCOTT
November 14, 2019
Mary Comer
November 14, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences and prayer to Dale and the entire Benton family may God keep you all, for the Lord is close to your broken hearts; that you will find comfort in those around you. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother. I'll never forget her beautiful smile.
Mary Comer
November 14, 2019
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November 14, 2019
To the family so sorry for your lost may God bless you
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