Edna P Benson
June 20, 1930 – June 7, 2018
Edna Benson, devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on June 7th , surrounded by loved ones.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Kenneth Benson, her sister, Joyce Parker, sister-in-law, Lorraine Wagner, her daughter April and son-in-law, Donald Clark, son Brenton Benson and daughter-in-law Victoria, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her mother, Ettie Parker and her son, Kenneth "Scott" Benson.
Edna was very active in her church, the First United Methodist Church of Orlando, singing in the choir for over 30 years and as President of the Pendergrass-Turner Sunday School Class and recently as song leader.. In her younger days she did some modeling and sang with a quartet on a Sunday morning radio program.
She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent of the Orlando Chapter from 1996-1998 as well as state librarian and singing in the state and national choruses. For many years, she was a member of the Colonial Dames of The Seventeenth Century. She was a master at genealogical research and compiled family trees for many of her family members, some going back over several centuries. Edna loved and adored getting together with family and friends. She kept busy entertaining the veterans, along with her sister,at the VA Hospitals. She was an excellent oil painter, seamstress and cross-stitcher. She loved to travel and read and instilled the love of travel, learning and reading in her children.
She touched many lives with her beauty, grace and faith. She is loved deeply and will be sorely missed.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
142 East Jackson Street
Edna P Benson
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June 9, 2018
Edna was my beautiful cousin who I always admired so much - sweet, lovely and talented. She blessed our family in so many ways - just by being herself. She worked hard for many years to provide each member in our big extended family a personalized genealogical history of our roots and ancestors - going back centuries. It is difficult to imagine the hours and hours of time and effort she lovingly spent on these wonderful and timeless gifts for her family. Such was her capacity to love and to give.
I have many wonderful memories of Edna throughout my lifetime. One of my more recent special memories was the 2011 trip she, April, Joyce and I made together to Washington, DC, where Joyce and Edna participated in a DAR Conference. It was such a special time of sharing and enjoying time together...a memorable time I cherish. This photo was on the night the DAR honored the veterans - something Edna was passionate about - and one of the many happy memories of my time with her on that trip.
I love you, Edna, and thank God for His gift of you to our family.