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On October 29, 1947, a loving couple was blessed with their first child, a bouncing baby girl born to Lonnie (LC) and Elizabeth (Sister) Edward Bennett and they would name her Zenobia Bennett. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined the St. Mary MB Church, under the leadership of Pastor Lockett Walker. Continuing to grow in her walk; she was a faithful servant for many years, serving in many capacities, chairing many programs; but singing in the Junior and Senior Choirs was her passion. Her love for singing led her to join with the singing group “The Junior Jubilairs.” Later she moved her membership and united with New Salem MB Church under the leadership of Pastor James Edwards where she served faithfully until her health failed. She was educated in the Dougherty County School System and graduated from Monroe High School in 1966 and attended Albany Junior College where she met and married Cary Richardson. She gave birth to her one and only daughter, the heartbeat of her soul, Safari LaShun. She was employed at Flint River Textile and later was one of the first to be hired at Miller Brewing Company, Albany GA, retiring after 27 years, some years without missing a day of work, “perfect attendance.” Zee, as she was affectionately called, was devoted to her family and friends. She spent endless hours taking care of her mother and father and helping others in need. Zee could best be remembered for her love for God, reading her Bible, her open arms to others, her wonderful sense of humor, her extraordinary cooking skills, her love for fashion and decorating. She saw the beauty in all living things and she loved her “TV Pastor” G.E. Patterson. Two of her favorite quotes: “I don’t care ‘bout what people say ‘bout me, it’s what God knows about me.” and the other one is: “It’s in the Bible, I read it, I can’t tell you where to find it but, it’s in there, I read it, shole’ did.” Preceded in death by her mother and father. Our hearts may be heavy but we are filled with joy, knowing Heaven has welcomed a faithful servant home to rest. She leaves to cherish many loving memories; a devoted daughter, Safari LaShun Richardson (John); two sisters, Gloria Robinson (Benjamin), Brenda Brown; two brothers, Lonnie Bennett, Jr. (Joyce), Perry Bennett (Shona); four nieces, Rayna, Candy, Kenyatta and Melanie; three nephews, Benjee, Lonnie III and Johnny Jr.; great nieces and nephews, Kanal, Tia, Dorren, Tyrell, Jah’ne, Jani, Kwan, Tevon, Kamryn and Trinity; two aunts, Evelyn Davis and Hazel Edwards; a host of relatives, cousins and friends; many exceptional, caring and compassionate caregivers.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
1:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Poteat-Wakefield Funeral Directors - Dunbar Chapel
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
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