OLIVE BRANCH

Charles Gerald “Jerry” Bennett of Olive Branch passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on Tues., April 2, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Charles was born Aug. 1, 1944 in Ripley. He was the retired managher for Kimco Services in Memphis. During his retirement, he enjoyed driving a bus for DeSoto County Schools. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church, 6001 Goodman Road, Walls. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. A burial service will be held immediately following at New Bethlehem Cemetery, 3850 Church Rd., Horn Lake. Dr. John McFarlane Dr. John Westmoreland and Bro. Darren Owens will officiate. Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosie Lee Johnson Bennett and his parents, Charlie Miles and Annie Ruth Norton Bennett. He is survived by his son, Charles Gerald “Chuck” Bennett Jr. and his daughter, Vickie Pitman and her husband Jeff, all of Germantown, Tennessee. He is also survived by his sister, Patsy Braddock and her husband, John of Falkner. Also left to mourn his passing is a special friend, Jan Green of Olive Branch, along with a host of nieces who loved him very much and his memory will always be cherished. Brantley-Phillips has charge of arrangements.