Betty Creswell Benson
- May 18, 1932 - May 2, 2012
- Knoxville, Tennessee
of Betty's Passing
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“I don't know if you all remember me,I am Kaytlynn Creswells( Scott Creswells daughter) mother,I just wanted you to know that I always thought Aunt...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Susie Martin Kagley - TN
“"Well done good and faithful servant" I've known Betty for over 20 years and I've admired her as a Christian, a mother and grandmother, a sister and...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Jimenez - Rehoboth Beach, DE
“Cathy.. We send you and Susan a big hug.....What a blessing for your Mom to have had her loving family with her and also for you to have been there...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Norma & Peggy - TN
“Stacy, my thoughts are with you and your family. I can see what a beautiful woman she was. Praying you find the peace and comfort you each need soon.
4 of 34 | Posted by: Dee Davis - Atlanta, GA
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Hallelujah! My Friend, my Protector, my Heart, my Best, my Mother. How fortunate was I...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Benson - Rehoboth Beach, DE
“Brandis, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your Nanny was very special to you. God bless you and your family.
6 of 34 | Posted by: Brenda Hodson - Knoxville, TN
“I have so many wonderful memories of Betty B....She was a joy to be around and her sense of humor never failed her. She was truly an angel on earth...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Bonnie Harrell - Balston Lake, NY
“Please know how sorry I was to hear about Betty's passing. I never got to meet her but talked to her on the phone many times. What a delightful...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Faye Melissinos - Vienna, VA
“CB, Bea and I are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. We send our love and know that your Mother is in a 'Glorious Place' with the Lord Jesus...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Tonda and Bea - Waynesboro, PA
“I am so sorry for your loss. I remember bringing Mandy to your Nanny's condo in Powell or picking you up from there many times. She was a wonderful...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Phyllis Underwood - Knoxville, TN
“Cathy, Susan and the Benson family, I never had the pleasure to meet your mother but from all of Cathy's stories I felt like I knew her. I know you...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Zeleniak - Reston, VA
“To Jeff and all the Benson family, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful, special lady and also a role model for us all on...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Suzan Rochat Harnack - Kingston, TN
“Cathy, not only was it a pleasure to get to know Betty during her annual visits; it's been touching to see your love for her and to witness your...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Leah Thompson - Rehoboth Beach, DE
“I had the pleasure to 'meet' Betty through the stories and anecdotes Cathy has shared with me. I hope you find comfort knowing you have one very...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Rebecca Hughes - Alexandria, VA
“Cathy, Susan and family...I know this has been a difficult journey for all of you, but Ms. Betty is finally at rest, free of pain. I am sure she is...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Bonds Peterson - Auburn, AL
“Cathy & Susan, Although we just met Momma B when she was last in Rehoboth, she was truly a joy to be with. She had a smile that was contagious to...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Jaclyn K. & Julie F. - DE
“We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was a very caring, loving person. Your family is in our prayers.
17 of 34 | Posted by: LeaAnne Dollar - Knoxville, TN
“Dearest Adam and the whole Benson family. I'm so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have such a loving Mom. Although I never had the...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Shuff Hines - Chesnee, SC
“You are the best mother anyone can have or dream of having. You are the best friend one can have or hope to have. I have lost so much in your...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Adam Benson - McLean, VA
“Cherrie, I am sorry for the loss of your sister. Was at the service and hoped to talk with you there. She was loved by many. May God be with you and...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Large Gregory-Messer - TN
“We are praying that God is giving you the peace and comfort you will need in coming days. Miss Betty was a very sweet lady and she will be missed. ...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Randy, Robin, Darby and Riley - TN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sheila,David,Andrew and Daniel Rollen
22 of 34 | Posted by: Sheila Rollen - Knoxville, TN
“May you be surrounded with His Peace and Comfort in your time of sorrow. She was always a ray of sunshine. Thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Gladys Crass - Knoxville, TN
“Cathy and family,so sorry we did not know until late that Betty had passed. She was like my Mom. She was a beautiful lady. Cathy, Mom asked me to...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Wayne and Greta Stooksbury - TN
“We are so sorry for your loss (Cathy, Mike, Mark, Jeff, and Stacey). Mrs. Benson was like a mother to me growing up. Andy and I used to talk about...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Daniel and Sharon Skeen - TN
“Family, I worked with Betty at Van Slyke VW sometime between 1963 - 1983. She will be missed by all who knew her...
26 of 34 | Posted by: Carolyn Braden - Clinton, TN
“To Cathy, Mike, Mark, Jeff, Stacey, and the entire Benson family: Betty was a loving and nurturing mother. Her unconditional love for each of you...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Sharon Brothers - Greenville, SC
“We all loved her. Thankfully God loved her as well and has taken her out of her pain and misery.
28 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Baumgartner - Knoxville, TN
“Our prayers are with your family!
29 of 34 | Posted by: Bill Mueller - Lebanon, TN
“We know how special your mom was, in her kindness and ability to deal with the many issues regarding her health and life. She was beautiful both...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Judy Turner and Cindy Johnson - DE
“It is so hard for friends and family to lose someone as sweet as Betty. May this loss turn into beautiful memories soon.
31 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Radford - Arlington, VA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Cheryl and your family for the loss of your mother. Please call if you need anything. Love You Guys, Pig &...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Mike & Jan Walrond - Hermitage, TN
“This multimedia guestbook asks for our names...my name is NEPHEW Rob Nine...a proud nephew, a nephew that has been taught, counseled, consoled by my...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Nephew Rob Nine - Knoxville, TN
“Dear Adam and family, I wish you all the peace of our LORD to comfort your hearts. Rejoice that your wonderful mother has gone to her eternal...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Colleen Murphy - Gaithersburg, MD
BENSON, BETTY CRESWELL – age 79, of Knoxville, passed away 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at NHC Healthcare of Knoxville. Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, she was a member of The Church at Sterchi Hills and attended First Baptist Church of Powell. She was a member and singer with the Sweet Adelines and preceded in death by her son, Andy Benson; granddaughter, Caroline Benson; parents, Harold and Helen Creswell; sister, Julie Humphrey; and father of her children, Ashley J. Benson. Survivors: daughter, Cathy Benson and partner Susan Jimenez; sons, Michael Benson, Mark Benson, Adam Jeffrey Benson, and Stacey (Cheryl) Benson; her two granddaughters who she raised, Brandis (Brent) Belue, and Ashley (Adam Wallace) Benson, as well as granddaughters, Chelsey Benson, Eden Benson; grandsons, Graham Benson, Austin Benson, Blake Benson, and Hayes Benson; great-grandchildren, Addison Wallace, Avery, Maddox, Parker and Cameron Belue; sisters, Myra Nine, and Cherrie Turner; brother, Dick (Pat) Creswell; daughters-in-law, Elaine Benson, and Darlene Benson Tudor; life-long friend, Wanda Farmer. The family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, May 6th at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Jack Parrott officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th at Stevens Mortuary.
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