Gabrella Benson

02/09/1947 - 10/13/2017

Obituary for Gabrella Benson

Gabrella Benson was born on February 9, 1947, to the union of the late Benjamin and Rose Mae Benson in Montgomery, Alabama. Gabrella dedicated her life to Christ at an early age at Maggie Street Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Isaac L. Forbes. Gabrella later joined People's Baptist Missionary Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Paul L. Boswell where she served as a faithful member of The Daisy Jefferson Usher Board and Missionary Society. Gabrella was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star- Prince Hall. Gabrella worked for over three decades as a dedicated Treatment Nurse at Alabama Masonic Home in Montgomery, AL.

Gabrella Benson departed life on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by daughter, Shermanitta Benson; brother, Willie Benson.

She leaves to cherish two loving and devoted daughters Rosetta Benson and Sharon Orum; grandson, Justin Orum; of Montgomery, AL; one loving extended son Thomas (Serena) Campbell of Sandy Springs, GA; one sister, Jannie Rose Benson; one brother, Bobby (Rose) Benson; nieces, Valerie Benson, Shanta (Willie Rieves) Benson; both of Montgomery, AL; great nieces, Charniece Benson (Columbus, GA), Curlese Benson (Atlanta, GA), Desher Benson; great nephews, Courtney Benson (God-Son), Chauncey Benson; cousins, Pearlie (the late Herman) Foxx, Jessie Mae Williams, Rufus (Bettie) Davis, Melissa P. (Shellie) Davis, Mary Hellen P. Ingram, Anne (the late Joe) Pickett, Amanda (the late Lorenzo) Patrick, Alfonso Patrick; all of Montgomery, AL; and Willie (Sharon) Davis of Los Angeles, CA. William O' Burks Jr. of Montgomery, AL; extended family/friends; Cynthia Brown, Brenda Marlow, David Walker, Thelma Robinson, Freddi (Ron)Rein, Ra' Netta Burch (God-Daughter); all of Montgomery, AL; Erica Birts, Lafia Stringer Holloway; Atlanta, GA; and a host of other loving family and friends.

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Comments(23)

  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❀😘

  8. Samanthia davis says

    I MISS YOU ALL IN MY SOUL MY FRIEND…REST ON BABY , REST ON!! #TEAMSHIRLEY #WELOVEYOUFOREVER!!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ‘Ό πŸ‘Ό πŸ‘Ό

  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

  16. Sam Orum says

    Rest in Peace Binky!

  17. Gerrard Watts says

    RIP BRO YOU WILL BE MISSED

  18. AL. FORD says

    PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU;MY PEACE I GIVE YOU…DO NOT LET YOUR HEATTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.

  19. AL. FORD says

    LET NOT YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID,FOR THE LORD IS WITH YOU.REST IN PEACE.

  20. Larry says

    RIP , You will truly be missed.

  21. Kelvin Graves sr says

    RIH my friend. I will cherish all the camps, games and times we shared coaching together over the past 3 years. Your presence will truly be missed on the

  22. Phyllis A. Osby says

    So sorry to hear the news of Binky’s passing. I am so glad I had the chance to sit and talk with Binky after all these years at our silver (25 years) Lanier class reunion – he still had as much swag then just like at our time at Lanier. Binky blessed a lot of us with his sense of humor, laid back confidence and his love for sports, especially basketball. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless, keep and comfort the King family in their time of bereavement.

  23. Zina ziglar says

    I’m still in disbelief, I was looking forward to seeing you this year, when I came to visit;it had been a long time . You will be missed Duke…

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