Jewel E. Benefield age 82 of Grand Ridge, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Jackson County and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Grand Ridge. Jewel had worked at Florida State Hospital as a nurse’s aid. She was a caring person who took care of family, friends and strangers in need. She loved cooking and canning vegetables.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Pearl Ellis, a son Ralph Roberts and grandson Matthew Roberts, brothers, Joe, Bill and Ed Ellis and a sister Hazel Ellis.
Survivors include, her devoted husband of 60 years, Charles Benefield; children Alvin Roberts (Janis), Martha Tharp (Dennis), Brenda O’Steen and Jerry Benefield (Lona); brother Earl Ellis (Marlene); sister Margaret Ellis; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Monday July 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Ellis, Rev. Johnny Ellis and Rev. Alvin Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com