Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.
Celebration of Life
Mr. Patrick Arthur Benn
March 16, 1952~ December 19, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Four O'clock P.M.
Lester Lackey & Sons Chapel
1163 Reynolds St.
Covington, Georgia 30014
Mr. Patrick Arthur Benn was born on March 16, 1952 to the late Mr. Charles Henry, and Ms. Iceni Benn. after leaving St. Aloysius Boys' School, Patrick attended Central High School in Georgetown and Buxton Government Secondary School, before becoming a teacher in 1967 at all Saints Scotch School in New Amsterdam, Berbice.
Patrick was an active player in table tennis, cricket, chess and athletics during his High School years. He graduated into Politics and was a chairman for ASCRIA, Luther League and the YSM, during those years in New Amsterdam.
In 1974, Patrick left Guyana to study in Cuba and after returning to Guyana, he migrated to the United States in 1979 where he attended both Long Island University and Pace University in NYC. In 1987 he left NYC for Georgia.
Apart from his youthful leadership in many civic organizations in Guyana, Patrick was an outstanding, caring and generous person who cared for family and friends. His legacy will live on through his family stories told about his quick witted and loving personality.
He will be missed by many who knew him. "Forever a soldier, son, father, friend and patriot, the one and only Patrick "Mendez" Benn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry Beenn, brother, Michael Benn, grandmother, Gwendolyn Simon.
He leaves to cherish his memories,Wife, Ms. Ruby McMurray children; Samantha Benn, Ngala Benn, Marvin Benn, Omar Benn, Aneesah Weaver, Imani McIntosh, Shia Grant, grandchildren; Devon Sam, Kebreaunna Benn, Zion Benn, Nasir Benn, Te'Keira Benn, Zamir Benn, Jaden Grant, Jordan Grant, Madison Benn, Affeanda Benn, Rapheal Benn, Rasheed Benn , Jada Weaver, Sophia Benn, Jonathan Weaver, Ketorah McIntosh, Great-Grandson, Mason Sam, sisters; Gloria Benn, Ederle Benn, Loretta Bryan, Roxanne Edwards, Penny Allen, Pearlie Benn, Nora Hermanstyne, Marva Benn, Elaine Leacock, brothers; Charles Kevinton Benn, Bryan Benn, Sr., James Alleyne, sons-in-law; Marlon Grant, Jay Weaver, sisters-in-law; Marjorie Benn, Beverly Benn, Jennifer Alleyne, Brothers-in-law; Paul Edwards, Sr., Acker Bryan, nieces; Dr. Kiesha Benn, Lesley Edwards, Kerri Edwards, Ashlee Hughes, Khadejah Allen, Tara Benn, Alana Benn, Janelle Cargill, Shelda Benn-Scott, Elonia Benn, Abena Bryan, Abigail Bryan, Ayana Bryan, Ashantee Alleyne, Aleeka Alleyne, nephews; Brian Benn, Bryan Benn, Jr., Julius Benn, Paul Edwards, Jr., Michael Allen, Guy Brathwaite, Ian Brathwaite, Bedishwar Brathwaite, Delon Gibbs, Asher Bryan, Akeem Alleyne.
The Family of the late Mr. Patrick Arthur "Mendez" Benn would like to express their appreciation to everyone who showed their love and support during their time of bereavement . Always remember sharing what you have will always ensure that you receive more, kindness is contagious. We would also like to give a special thank you to his girlfriend Ruby McMurray for continuous years of dedication and understanding while also caring for him in his final days.