Fannie Ruth Caperton Bennett, 84, was born on March 9, 1935 to the late Gordon Caperton and Fannie Mae Jenkins Caperton in Iuka, MS. She departed her earthly home on November 29, 2019 at Diversicare in Ripley, MS.
She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Iuka Baptist Church. Later in life she obeyed the gospel and became a member of the Church of Christ. She placed her membership at Terry Street Church of Christ and was a dedicated sister until her health failed her. Fannie received her high school diploma at Lewisville, TX Night School. She had many trades. She loved the Lord and was passionate about helping others and bringing souls to Christ. She was married to Tilmer Lee Bennett, who preceded her in death along with her step son James Tilmer Bennett.
She was preceded in death at birth by her mother. She was raised by Theoda Fernanda Brown and later adopted by Myrtle and Joseph Ross, all of whom preceded
her in death. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Willie Frank Stevens, Ida Rebecca Stevens, Harry Caperton, Sarah Caperton Carter Johnson, and Jerry Ross.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five children: Harry (Martha) Bonds of Corinth, TX, Mary (Eddie) Woods Sr., of Shorter, AL, Riley (Ruby) Bennett of Blue Mountain, MS, Cathy Bennett of California, and Patricia Carter of Barton, AL; one brother, Joseph (Vickey) D. Ross of Sacramento, CA; nineteen grand-children; twenty great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Willie (Margaret) Robinson; two sister-in-laws, Bennie Mae (Herman) Nelson, of Tishomingo, MS, and Catherin Southward of Flint, MI.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS; with the family present from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Terry Street Church of Christ. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Ripley Cemetery in Ripley, MS. Services entrusted to Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit www.fosterandsonfuneralhome.com.
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