Lucy P. Benson

March 14, 1929 ~ December 9, 2014

Lucy P. Benson, 85, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Appalachian Christian Village. She was a native of Woodruff, SC, daughter of the late Samuel Leatherwood and Amanda Mae Poole Page. Lucy was a retired teacher in the Johnson City School System. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Rex Ramsey Benson in 1968; a son-in-law, Paul Rader; four brothers, Hugh, Sam, Furman and Marvin Page; two sisters, Ginny Betsill and Loree Brockman. Survivors include: three daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie Benson and Bill Smith of Greeneville, Beth Benson Rader of Johnson City, Patti Benson Hyder of Fort Mill, SC; six grandchildren, Page Smith Nabywaniec (Kyle), Andy Benson Smith, Tish Hyder Patkus (Jackson), Rex Garrett Hyder, Justin Rader and Amanda Rader; four great grandchildren, Ramsey King, Caroline Nabywaniec, Max Patkus and Miles Patkus; two sisters, Myrtle Betsill of Woodruff, SC and Sara Winefordner of Kure Beach, NC; a special friend and caregiver, Kitty Sahlin; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm Friday December 12, 2014, at the Morris "? Baker Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 5:00 pm under the direction of Gerald Malcolm and Gordon Littleford. A private committal service will be conducted at the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bill Smith, Andy Smith, Rex Hyder, Justin Rader, Jackson Patkus and Kyle Nabywaniec. Special thanks to Dr. James Dykes, the staff at Pine Oaks and Appalachian Christian Village. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memories and condolences may be made via: www.morrisbaker.com. Morris "? Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Benson Family, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 327601. (423) 282-1521

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Lucy was a wonderful teacher and friend. I recall the many wonderful times with Lucy and Rex at First Presbyterian’s Sunday School class. Prayers for the family of this very special lady.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for god’s peace and comfort at this diffacult time. Heatherly

  3. Anonymous says:

    Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for god’s peace and comfort at this diffacult time. Heatherly

  4. Anonymous says:

    She was a special lady! I will always treasure her friendship!She will be missed very much!You are all in my Thoughts and prayers!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Praying for peace and the knowledge of God’s presence at this time of loss.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I loved Lulu, Lucy! She was precious and a joy to be around. We’ll miss her! Prayers for comfort for you all. Christina from Pine Oaks.

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