OBITUARY

George William Bennett Jr.

May 8, 1953November 30, 2018

George Bennett passed away peacefully on November 30, 2018. He was a kind and considerate man whose goal in life was to make people smile, which he did well. George served in the police force on Long Island, NY, for over 20 years and was a first responder to the 9/11 tragedy. Special thanks to Grace Healthcare for the care and comfort they provided and to South Breeze, his previous residence, where he was most happy - singing and playing spoons. A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 6th. Because of his love for children and animals, in lieu of flowers, memorials for George can be sent to the Collierville Animal Shelter or the Mitochondrial Foundation (www.umdf.org.) George loved watching Roy Rogers growing up, so, as he departs, we say, "Happy trails to you, until we meet again." You were a blessing to us all and will be missed. Love you always.

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REMEMBERING

George William Bennett Jr.

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Bob Bennett

December 17, 2018

These kind words came from "Patricia Anna,' our dear cousin:

We can all be comforted by the great memories we have of George. He will always be my 'Baby Cousin,' and will never be forgotten. George was always smiling and always tried his best at whatever he did. His enthusiasm for photography was memorable and his stint in the volunteer police department showed his love and concern for others, never thinking of himself. George, letting us dress him up and put on makeup on one end of the spectrum to his being a first responder to 9/11, showed the broad goodness that he possessed. He was an important part of our lives. We enjoyed him thoroughly and will miss him.

Bob Bennett

December 5, 2018

After talking to many people from George's previous place of residence, South Breeze Assisted Living in Memphis, I realized that while Heaven is a beautiful and ideal place, it is probably more fun with George there!

Timothy Johnson

December 5, 2018

On behalf of the staff and residents of South Breeze Assisted Living we say "Happy Trails to you George" heaven has received a true angel!! We have missed you from the very first day you had to leave our community, we have thought of you often as we have laughed at your humor (you were always the life of the party) we shared story after story of how much fun you brought to our lives personally and the lives of your fellow residents, you had such a positive impact on our community, we will never forget you. Simply put, there was not a better example of a servant heart than that of George Bennett, he loved people, he loved to serve people and in return they loved him! We grieve your passing George but we celebrate your wonderful life!

Respectfully,
Tim Johnson, Administrator
South Breeze Assisted Living

Bob Bennett

December 4, 2018

What can one say when you lose someone who has meant so much to you over a lifetime? My overriding thought is, "Thank you." Thank you to God for sharing this absolutely amazing person with us and thank you to George for coming into our lives and spreading so much joy. He often accused me of saying, "Dont't tell Mommy" when something went wrong, but it is not necessary now for he is with God in a far better place than we could ever imagine. My words to him now are, "Say hi to Mom and Dad for me. I love you all and you will always be in my heart. "

FROM THE FAMILY