William Bennett

William Bennett

Mr. William Bennett of Chicago, IL passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the age of 81 in Houston, TX. William was born to parents, Willie Bennett and Ethel Wilson Brown on April 30,1937 in Rosedale, MS. He resided in Chicago, IL for the majority of his life. He was a Veteran of The United States Army. He worked for Leavitt Tube and Metal Company and as a truck driver for many years. He liked to watch old western movies and Family Feud on television. He was married twice, first to Mary Lee Qualls in 1953 and then, to Jessie Pillow in 1964.

William is survived by his daughters, Wendy Green, Tricka Bennett and Michelle Bennett; his son DeAndre Bennett; sisters, Sue Bennett, Selwyn Bennett, Denise Bennett, Guama Bennett, John Ethel Brown and Marion Brown; his brothers, Wesley Bennett, Myron Bennett, Sonny Brown, Edward Brown, Jack Brown, Melvin Brown and Marvin Brown; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His son, William Calvin Bennett Jr., his daughter, Regina Bennett and sisters, Fay Brown and Jeannie Brown proceeded him in death.

The cremation will take place on April 26, 2019 at Carnes Funeral Home. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations.