Thomas H. Bennett
1932 - 2020
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Thomas H. Bennett, a resident of Wilmer, LA, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 1, 1932 in Amite, LA and was 87 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran during the Korean War, retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a retired dairy farmer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Miller Bennett; 3 sons, Greg Bennett and wife, Sharon, Chuck Bennett and wife, Tammy, and Gary Bennett; 4 granddaughters, Courtney Gallagher and husband, Jed, Cassie Bennett, Kayla Bennett, and Brittany Bennett; 4 great-grandchildren, Grayson, Graham, Gaynes, and Ryland Gallagher; sister, Charline Averett and husband, Romie; brother, Stanford Bennett and wife, Mary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Maggie Bennett; 2 sisters, Elaine Shar and husband, Louis, and Alice Fay LeSage and husband, Clifton. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, June 29, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Joe Lott. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 27 to Jun. 29, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Gary, Chuck, Greg and Miss Virginia, I first met Mr. Tom when I was 7 years old. Id always see him at the baseball park where Gary and I played together. Or at the post office. He always made it a point to talk with me at length, seeing I f I was ok, and doing the right thing. Later in life, during a dark period in my life, Mr Tom never turned his back on me, but told me exactly what I needed to hear. He would not enable me or allow me to make excuses. He didnt want to hear anything but the truth. Mr. Tom made a difference in my life, a very positive difference. After conquering my demons, we would see each other and true to form, he always came up, shook my hand and made sure I was at least trying to walk the line. What A fine upstanding man Mr. Tom was. I will never forget his words of encouragement, nor his brutal honesty that stuck with me. I am a better man for knowing Mr. Tom. What a wonderful man he was.
Matthew Michael
Friend
June 30, 2020
So sorry for loss of your loved one, Mr. Thomas was always so friendly and always had a smile on his face when he came by our store. Praying for peace and comfort for his entire family. Dewayne and Julia Grace.
Julia Grace
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Thomas' entire family. I remember him fondly as one of the nicest people in the Amite Post Office. My prayers for your comfort and peace with God's assurance you will see him again.
Glenda Sharkey
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Mr Thomas's passing, prayers for his loving family, God bless all of you during this sad time
Kathy Wall Stafford
Friend
June 29, 2020
Virginia and family we are so sorry to hear of passing of Tom. May God give you strength during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Al and Diann
Diann Delbasty
Friend
June 29, 2020
Aunt Virginia, So sorry about the loss of Mr.Thomas. He was always such a nice man. My parents always thought the world of him.
Carol Brooke
Neighbor
June 29, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of Thomas passing. I always admired him and was very good friends with his brother Stanford. I know my mother and father thought the world of Thomas and Virginia and my mother, especially, looked on them as role models. My condolences to all the family. Jimmy Edwards
Jimmy Edwards
Friend
June 29, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
jay Rimes
June 29, 2020
SO SORRY FOR YA'LL LOSS. MR. THOMAS WAS A GOOD MAN. SENDING PRAYERS YA'LLS WAY
CATHY MCINTYRE
Friend
June 29, 2020
Virginia and family: Barbara and I share your loss of a wonderful Christian man and servant to all who knew him. His presence here on earth will be sorely missed, but we rejoice in the knowledge that he is now in the presence of our Lord whom he dearly loved and trusted and that we will renew our friendship in the future. We ask the Lord to be with you and comfort you in the days ahead as only He can. I thank God that I had the privilege of Tom's friendship for many years. My world was better because of his life.
Patrick Settoon
Friend
June 29, 2020
So sorry for y'alls loss sending prayers.
Ricky Roberts
June 29, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Sandra Wall
Friend
June 28, 2020
Doug and I have wonderful memories of Thomas leading singing at Wilmer Baptist Church. We pray for comfort for each of his family members.
Sandy Toney
June 28, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Thomas death. Loved visiting with him.He and Sid naturally had something in common their health problems. Now that they are both in heaven they can now talk about the loves of their lives their wives. May Thomas Rest In Peace.
Cookie Currier Coxwell
Friend
June 28, 2020
Virginia and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Thomass passing, but are rejoicing that we will be reunited with him again. Thomas was one of the first people in Amite to welcome me In 1971 and made me feel like I was a special resident. Our visits with you and Thomas were always so refreshing. Our prayer for you and your family is that the Lord that Thomas loved so very much will continually give each of you comfort and peace until you join each other again.
Bill and Freddie Cory
Bill and Freddie Cory
Family
June 28, 2020
I'am so sorry for your loss. I knew him when I was much younger as he worked at the post office with my dad, Stanleigh Morrison. Mr. Tommy was so nice and always smiling. Many prayers for all his family. God bless
Margie Morrison DiBenedetto
June 28, 2020
Virginia and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Thomas. He was a cousin to my mother Blanche Statham Cory. My grandmother was Olga Marie Bennett Statham. I loved visiting with Thomas when I was young and still lived there. Sharon and will keep your family in our prayers. Please give our condolences to your family. Bob and Sharon Cory
Robert Cory
Family
June 28, 2020
Dear Bennett family,
Please know how sad we are to hear of Mr. Tom's passing. We have always thought very highly of him and were proud to call him friend.
Sincerely,
Jan and Toni Granat
Toni Granat
Friend
June 28, 2020
Virginia and family, I am sorry to hear of Thomas's passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mittie Rohner
Family
June 28, 2020
With deepest sympathy to the family at the lose of such a special man
David Duncan
Friend
June 28, 2020
Mrs. Virginia and family, Reed and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family. Mr. Thomas was a very nice man and we always enjoyed talking with the two of you at church. God Bless you all.
Reed & Chris Dees
Friend
June 28, 2020
Mrs. Virginia and Family. Anthony and I are so sorry to hear about Mr. Thomas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Margie and Anthony Lascaro
Friend
June 28, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. My sister Kathy mulina Hilts and I Sharon mulina Brister are sending our prayers and love to the family. ❤❤
Sharon Brister
Family
June 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Virginia, Greg, Chuck and Gary. Have many precious memories of the Valley Forge days. God's richest blessings on you and your family. Diane (Gill) Kilpatrick
Diane Kilpatrick
Friend
June 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Thomas was always such a good man.
Laurie Hayden-Price
Acquaintance
June 28, 2020
I want to offer my deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort to all of the family of Mr. Thomas Bennett. I grieve with you in this tremendous loss. Mr. Thomas was truly a fine person. He was such a good friend to my Daddy and they had lots of laughs and deep conversations over coffee at the Drive In Drugstore. I hope they are doing that right now in Heaven. Much love to you all.
Love, Nancy Stewart Harrelson
Nancy Harrelson
Friend
June 28, 2020
Virginia, Greg, Chuck, and Gary. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you draw strength from God and your family and friends. God bless each of you.
Shannon Parker
Friend
June 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss, God bless your family to get through this and keep all the good and all the love.
Tara Estess McWhirter
Classmate
June 28, 2020
Virginia and family; Stanford and family:
I am saddened to hear that Thomas passed away. My condolences to you all. I have always had the utmost respect for Thomas and the life he lived. He was good man.
Tommy Edwards
Tommy Edwards
Friend
June 28, 2020
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Thomass passing. Such a nice man. Lifting you all up in prayer Mrs. Virginia. May you be comforted in knowing he is with the Lord and in a far better place.
Susan Champlin
Friend
June 28, 2020
My sympathy to you Virginia and your family.
Connie Vessier
Friend
June 28, 2020
So sorry to hear about Mr Thomas - he was one of the best. Fond memories of him & Ms. Virginia anytime I think of VFA. Treasure your memories! Sending prayers of comfort & love to each of you. God Bless!
Miranda McDaniel Erwin
June 28, 2020
Our condolences to the family, thank you Mr. Bennett for serving the country you love
Jeanette Wickham
Acquaintance
June 27, 2020
Sorry to hear. Praying for the comfort that only God can give.
Mary LeTard
Neighbor
June 27, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Kathy Kirby
Acquaintance
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