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Betty J. Benson

Obituary Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Betty J. Benson, 91, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Betty was born in 1928, to the late George and Berta Mobley Jones. She worked in the Forsyth County School Systems for 42 years and was instrumental in the development of the Georgia Academic Bowl.  While working for Forsyth County, Betty served as President of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and was a member of the Georgia Association of Education Leaders. Betty was a member of Cumming Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday School for many years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Benson, and son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Vicki Benson.

Betty is survived by her children and spouses; Steve (Patsy) Benson, Gayle (George) Funes, and Ben (Ronda) Benson; grandchildren and spouses; Stefanie (Bruce) Corey, Kyle (Laurie) Benson, Kerry (Tracy) Benson, Heather Smith, Hillarie Smith, Beth (Michael) Smith, Bud (Abbey) Benson, Cass Benson, and Will Benson; along with many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Benson will be held Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Cumming Baptist Church in Cumming, GA, with Rev. Mark Wood and Dr. Roger Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Gardens in Cumming, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Cumming Baptist Church, 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA 30040,

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave., Cumming, GA 30040 is in charge of arrangements. 

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Funeral Date
03/24/2019 at 3:00PM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory
210 Ingram Ave. , Cumming 30040