Carl Barnes Funeral Home

746 W 22nd Street, Houston, TX


Deacon Jerry Larue BENSON

December 27, 1955July 16, 2020

Deacon Jerry L. Benson

Jerry Larue Benson was born December 27th, 1955 in Victoria, Tx. He was the only child to Mr. James Benson and Mildred Bowden. While he attended Elementary School in Victoria, he enjoyed Summers in Houston with his grandmothers. After a few years, Jerry and his mother moved to Houston’s Third Ward. They finally settled in their Sunnyside Home when Jerry was 12 years old. He attended Cullen Middle School and Graduated from Evan E. Worthing Senior High. Jerry Loved Basketball and spent time playing Basketball and watching on TV. Shortly after moving to Sunnyside, he met Deborah Kay Wooldridge.

In 1974, Jerry enlisted in the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He completed Basic Training in South Carolina and was then stationed in Fort Hood, TX. On August 16th, 1975, Jerry and Deborah were married and they soon moved to Killeen, TX where Jerry completed his time in the US Army. They return to Houston and settled into life, becoming parents, and community member. They became active members of Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ. Jerry served God faithfully in many ministries such as the Deacon Board, Young Men Christian Council, Sanctuary and Mass Choir as well as Pastor Assistant.

Jerry worked in several areas and at times held multiple jobs to provide for his family. He worked for the City of Houston Water Maintenance Department, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mrs. Baird Bakery, Burlington Coat Factory, and The Houston Chronicle. He received several awards for his work in Sales at Burlington and Mrs. Bairds. As Jerry enjoyed the journey of Life, he continued to raise his family in the ways of Christ. The family joined Lakewood Church. Jerry again became active in the choir as well as other auxiliaries. Around 2004 Jerry Joined United Bible Fellowship Ministries, where he served until, he was no longer physically able. At UBFM, Jerry was an active member of the Men In Action, Praise Team, Pastoral Aid and was elevated to Elder Deacon. Jerry was a quiet, easygoing, and funny person. He loved his family and helping people but most of all He Loved God and the Word of God. In June of 2020 Jerry became ill with COVID 19. He was hospitalized and fought hard to recover. On Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 8:00am. Angels rejoiced in Heaven as he made his transition from Earth to Heaven. He was preceded in death by his parents, UC”Gilbert” & Mildred Tenasse . He leaves to cherish his memories His Father James Benson (Victoria, TX) his wife, Deborah K. Benson, His Five daughters: Avryl Chante Scott (Aundre), Jeri Larue Benson (Adrian), Alveza Jeanne Benson, Jeanetta Marie Denman (Eric) & Kimberly Michelle Ishmon-Brown (Michael). His Aunt Elsie Spruill (San Diego, CA) and his grandchildren. { Nehemiah Benson, Shaila Denman, Kalani Benson, Naomi Denman, Josiah Benson, Jaykwan Ishmon-Brown, & Journee Benson} As well as a host of other relative and friends.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020



Deacon Jerry Larue BENSON

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Derrick Williams

July 30, 2020

He was my first cousin. i extend my deepest condolences.

Wanda Selden

July 26, 2020

Deacon Benson he will truly be missed he was a very humbling kind individual. I pray that God give the family thr strength through this difficult time. May God Bless You. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

delores moss

July 23, 2020

Your quips, your sharp wit, your beautiful tenor voice. When I think of you- these things come to mind. I was often the object of ALL of it: and that’s the way we rolled. I cannot begin to tell you of the hole that is in my heart with your leaving. I won’t see you standing beside me at the communion table. I won’t see you come in with the family. But, through the eyes of the Father, I’ll see you through eternity; and that my friend, is good enough for me. I miss you “deacon daddy”. Your friend and fellow servant of Christ,
Delores Moss


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