Our beloved Deacon Sanders Benton was born September 7,1920, to the late Mr. Willie Perry and Mary Lee Perry. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was one of eight children. Sanders was preceded in death by Mae Bell Benton, Pauline Benton Levester, Josephine Benton, Earnest Benton and Sammie Benton.
His motivation and spiritual guidance was met and received at Belmont Avenue Baptist Church. He served his church
faithfully as a deacon and he was a regular worshipper until his health began to fail. Visiting the sick and shut-ins and these types of gatherings was Sanders’ greatest pride.
In early 1960, Sanders married Narcissus Wilbrun. They moved to Los Angeles, California. They remained for over 50 years, until her death in 1997.
Cooking was Sanders gift and joy. He did it with pride. Sanders was the Chief Cook for “Memory Lane Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge”, serving food and entertainment. He and his wife loved to have parties and friends over.
Sanders was a Lodge member and a 33-degree Mason. He was a veteran in WWII serving in the United StatesArmy as a private First Class, inducted in Georgia in 1942. Sanders
received his Honorable Discharge once his tour of duty was over, in 1943, Georgia.
Early Friday, at 1:45AM, on July 26, 2013, this 92 year old, kind soul slipped away without a word and no pain, with angels watching over him. His work and time was over.
Deacon Benton is survived by his daughter, Deloris Blake Benton; two grandchildren, Sandie M. Robinson of Kennasaw, GA and William Blake, II of Atlanta, GA; three great-grandchildren, Kenyatta Murphy and Xavier Johnson both of Kennasaw, GA and William Blake, III of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Horacial Benton of Covington, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Still with a smile and full of joy August 31, 2013, will be another reunion for the large Benton relatives.
August 14, 2013 • 11:00 A.M.
Dr. Ronald Bridgette