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Georgia B. Jones
March 26, 2022
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Georgia Mae Bennett Jones of Summerton, South Carolina entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Georgia was born to the late John Washington and Corine Gibbs Bennett on September 6, 1938. She received her former education with the Clarendon County School system. In her teen years she met the love of her life and after a long courtship she married Willie Jones in 1955. In 1956, they moved to Miami, Florida where they started a family.
The Miami, Florida Years
Georgia joined the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City. There she served as a member of the Women Auxiliary Ministry. She completed practical nurse training which served as her lifelong profession until her retirement and relocation back to Summerton, South Carolina.
The Summerton, South Carolina Years
Upon returning back to Summerton, Georgia became a founding member of the Baseball Grannies. A group of three grandmothers who restarted the youth baseball program at Summerton’s Wausau Park. Georgia was a member of the Santee A.M.E. Church and later the Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
The Latter Years and Retrospect
For nearly 20 years, Georgia served as the President of the Bennett Family of Summerton, South Carolina family reunion. The reunion brought together family members from near and far.
Georgia enjoyed fishing, planting flower gardens, baking, and the friendly game of whisk. Her unmatched specialties were ambrosia salad, sweet potato pie, coconut custard pie and apple jelly cake. She was known to her family and their friends as the “Queen of Hearts and Diamonds”. Georgia was statuesque in heart, in sense of humor, in confidence, in generosity and in love. She will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Gutierrez (Ricardo); brothers, Joe Nathan Bennett (Ella), Frazier Bennett (Eliza), Buster Bennett (Queenie) and Lawrence Bennett (Irene); sisters, Elizabeth Singleton (Joseph Shep) Daisy Bennett (Eugene), Pauline Bennett and Hattie Black-Jones.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of sixty-six years, Willie Jones; Children, Linda Williams (Derrick), Gregory Jones, Renee Wilson (Terry), Jennifer Harris (Earl), Willie, Jr. (Yolanda), Hope Jones, Emma Smith and Levern Brailsford.
Also left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Bertha Martin (James) and Mae Pearl Caldwell (Noley); brother, Adam Bennett (Pawla); and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.