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Ninnie Benson, June 27, 2024


Ninnie Mai Smith Benson, age 85, of Shelbyville, passed away June 27, 2024, at her home, under the loving care and comfort of her family and the caring and professional staff of Alive Hospice.
Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Galilee Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.

She was born March 8, 1939, in Bedford County, to the late James Andy Greer Smith and Essie Mai Warren Smith. She was retired from Bedford County Nursing Home and held membership at Thompson Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Benson and a son, Jerry Benson; brothers and sisters, Ruth Rucker, Ann Blackburn, Minnie Francis, Earnest Smith, James A Smith, Joe Lewis Smith, Jessie B. Smith, Ursula Smith, and Grandville Smith.
Survivors include her children, Linda Edwards, Jacqueline Jackson, Darlene Chavez, Caroline (James) Underwood), Terry (Karena) Sims, and Jackson Benson; a sister, Hattie King and a brother, Thomas R. Smith; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.