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Lakeview Funeral Home & Lakeview Memorial Gardens

5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX

OBITUARY

Greta Joy Benson

March 24, 1944June 27, 2020
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Greta Joy Benson, 76 years old, of Hallsville, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 27, 2020. Greta was born March 24, 1944 to JP and Myrtle James in New Orleans, Louisiana. Greta was married to the love of her life, William Benson on January 5, 1963, and they recently celebrated their 57th year of wedded bliss. Together they had three sons, William "Billy" Benson, Aaron Lynch Benson, Matthew Lee Benson and wife Shari of Hallsville, TX. Greta was blessed with wonderful grandchildren, Shelbie and Brian Futrell, and Samuel Benson. She had the joy of having a great grandson as well, Grayson Joel Futrell. Greta was a faithful member of Longview First United Pentecostal Church and spent many years helping in the nursery and Sunday School department until her health no longer allowed her to do so. She loved all children and babies, spending many of her years babysitting in her own home. Greta loved people, and was known to help anyone that she met, even at times sacrificing her own needs to do so. She would help without judgment and loved to be a shoulder to lean on. Greta was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend, our hearts will forever be empty without her here. Visitation for Greta will be held at Longview First United Pentecostal Church in Longview, TX on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 10am with a Celebration of her Life directly following at 11am. We will then lay her to rest at Memory Park in Longview, TX.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lakeviewfh.com for the Benson family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ethan Barnett
  • Jacob Miller
  • Brian Futrell
  • Jeff Coles
  • Caleb Spears
  • Daniel Moore

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Time of Visitation with Her Family

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Services

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Proverbs 18:22

Memories

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Jan Denton

June 30, 2020

My heart sunk when I heard of your passing yesterday. I remember the first time I went to your house after we had met, there was a very long pair of tennis shoes in the living room and I asked who's shoes they were and you laughed and told me they were Billy's. I think Billy was 12 years old at that time. We were friends for a very long time. We just talked a couple or three weeks ago and, as always, you sounded jolly and happy! You will always be in my memory as a great, loyal friend. I love you Greta!

Brenda Stokes

June 29, 2020

I am gretas first cousin and we were very very close ,we hung around all the time went to he dances on the weekend and hand the best time. She would call me every day and we would talk about all the good times we had. I will miss her very very much, and I loved her dearly.her mother and my mother was sisters. Rest in peace my dear dear cousin. Love Brenda

Kitty Sauer

June 29, 2020

Greta was a very loving caring person she was always there and willing to help people out. She use to babysit me and my. Two sisters when we were little we had alot of memories with Greta anf Mr.Bill her husband and there kids. Greta u will always be in my heart and I will always remember the good times and memories when I was a littlw girl. Even when I came to visit you a few monhs ago you will always be missed we love you Greta. Rip Greta Benson

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