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Lonnie Estella Benton

January 9, 1937

Lonnie Benton Obituary

Lonnie Estella Benton

Funeral services for Ms. Lonnie Estella Benton will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at  Greater First Church of God in Christ at 11:00 a.m. Minister Gabriel Winston will serve as officiant of the services.  The interment will follow in H. V. Adams Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the chapel of Loche's Mortuary.  To send flowers, plants, light a candle or send Words of Condolences, kindly go to www,


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"They Called Her Mu-Dear"

" A mother that prays for you is one that God hears."

On Saturday, January 9, 1937 in the small hamlet  of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Alonzo and Ellen Benton were blessed with a beautiful girl child.  To this child was given the name Lonnie Estella.  She would be their middle child. 


Lonnie attended  Johnson Elementary School.  Her parents impressed upon her the importance of an education.  It was understood that she and her brothers and sisters would "go to school, do what the teacher said and don't ever ever talk back."  The values instilled in the Benton children would carry them into adulthood.


Now, Lonnie enjoyed watching westerns.  She and her "life partner," Follie Gardner  would spend watching Westerns like "Gunsmoke," and "Wagon Train."  Cokes were her beverage of choice and she loved cake.  She loved to cook and her favorites were neckbones, fried chicken, rice and gravy.  Sweet Garret snuff was her quiet pleasure. "MuDear" loved to go to church and she loved gospel songs.  She could often be heard singing her favorite hymn as she went about her daily chores.

Mudear was blessed with three children: Jerry, Virginia, and Booker T.  But, the delights of her life were her grandchildren and great  grandchildren. When friends would visit, her conversations would always end with her recounting, with pride, what her "babies" were doing, where they were, or what they said.  She loved them unconditionally and proudly shared their accomplishments with others.

On Friday, November 11, 2022, Lonnie Estella Benton joined her parents and many loved ones on that beautiful celestial shore.  She leaves to cherish her memory: her grateful children: Elder Jerry Benton, Ms. Virginia Carol Benton Randle, and Booker T. Morrison, her grandchildren and great grandchildren who she adored, her lifelong partner: Follie Gardner, cousins, relatives, and friends.



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November 18, 2022

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
November 19, 2022

3:00 PM
Greater First Church of God in Christ
West Madison Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220


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