Louise (Morgan) Benson

February 9, 1926 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 94)


Louise Morgan Benson, age 94, lifelong resident of Riceville gained her Heavenly Home December 16, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19.  She had been a resident of Life Care of Cleveland for the past two years.

She was born February 9, 1926, the last sibling of the late Jim Morgan and Belle Morrow.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry R. Benson and her sons Johnny, Kenny and Warren.

Louise retired from Bendix in 1991 and after that worked as a CNA in nursing homes in Athens and Cleveland.

She loved to plant a garden each year and work in her yard.  Louise was an excellent cook and made the best biscuits in the South.  She was an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed reading her Bible.  Louise was a longtime Sunday school teacher at Hilltop Baptist in Riceville where she was a member.  She also taught Sunday school class at Calvary Baptist in Riceville.

In her later years, her son Kenny would take her for drives in the McMinn countryside and have lunch at Captain D’s.

She wanted her life of loving and serving the Lord to be a guidance to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all those she met.

She is survived by

Daughters-In-Law Joy Benson, wife of Kenny, of Georgetown and Shirley Benson, wife of Warren, of Athens;

Grandchildren Michael Benson of Athens, Kelli Brooks and husband Jason of Pensacola, FL and Lisa Benson of Athens;

5 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, December 18, at Hilltop Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jimmy Elliott officiating.  A white dove release will follow.

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December 18, 2020

11:00 AM
116 CO RD 86

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