Gloria Ann Wilson Benner

Gloria Ann Wilson Benner,  83, of Blackshear, passed away Monday night, May 9, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.

She was born October 31, 1938, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Edith Ann Johnson Wilson. She had lived in Maine and California for more than 50 years before moving to Pierce County in 2010. She was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy and was retired from Kwikset Locks and McDonell Douglas Corporation (Boeing).

She was a member of Countryside Baptist Church in Waycross and attended the Adult Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Maynard Benner, Blackshear; four daughters, Phyllis Walker (husband Bob) of Kansas, Linda Bombard (husband David), Blackshear, Terri Adams (husband Kevin) of California and Bonnie Sukeforth (husband Bruce) of Maine; 12 grandchildren, Sabrina, Bobby, David, Jessica, David, Joshua, Corinne, Camille, Carolynn, Andrea, Michelle and Zachary; 17 great-grandchildren, Londyn, Allie, Avilynn, Jaxen, Titus, Kole, Annabelle, Molli, Katelyn, Logan, Chase, Londyn, Saige, Kade, Ainzley, Emersyn and Barrett and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, from the Countryside Baptist Church with Pastor Chad Stanley officiating.  

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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