School 09

Freda A Roberts-Bennett

February 22, 1934 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Mrs. Freda Alexander Roberts-Bennett

Alpha – February 22, 1934 ‚ÄčOmega – September 26, 2020

Freda Alexander Roberts-Bennett peacefully transitioned from this earthly home into the arms of our Lord and Savior JesusChrist on September 26, 2020.  Mrs. Roberts-Bennett taught elementary school in the Rapides Parish School system for threedecades at W.O. Hall Elementary School (formerly Silver City Elementary  School) and D.F. Huddle Elementary School.  Mrs. Roberts-Bennett was a distinguished graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  Preceding her in death are her parents (John & Bernice), beloved sisters (two) Fannie & Mary and brothers (two) John and Rosenwald.   

Mrs. Roberts-Bennett worked tirelessly in her local community and church as a Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Church Director and as a member of the kitchen committee.  Additionally, she sang in the gospel choir, chaired numerous church committees and faithfully looked forward to attending church services.  Mrs. Roberts-Bennett also worked in various other church outreach capacities as a member of the Mission, Deaconess Ministry and Publicity Ministry. 

Mrs. Roberts-Bennett was married to the late Mr. Clenord Ado Roberts on June 5, 1954.  To this union, three sons were born -- Clenord Darryl Roberts (Denver, CO), Reginald Duane Roberts (Orlando, FL) and Brian Alexander Roberts (Seattle, WA).  

Mrs. Roberts-Bennett was later wedded to the late Rev. Clifton Bennett Sr. and was blessed with 3 daughters and another son.  Pauline Johnson (Waukegan, IL), Rosemary Lockett (Los Angeles, CA), Irma Simpson (Waukegan, IL), & Clifton Bennett Jr. (Alexandria, LA).  

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, four sons, seven grandchildren (Xavier, Karlise, Ryan, Reid, Chase, Zachary and Roman) and a host of nieces, nephews, devoted church family and friends.  

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the go fund me link attached.  All proceeds will be equally distributed to both W.O. Hall & D.F. Huddle Elementary Schools in Alexandria, LA.  

Place of Interment – National Cemetery – Pineville, LA

Arrangements entrusted to Gonzaque Williams Mortuary – Alexandria, LA

Acknowledgements

Friendship is a precious gift that cannot be bought or sold

But its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold

For gold is cold & lifeless, it can neither see or hear

It cannot bring you comfort or reach out a helping hand near

So when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if he sends

Not diamonds, pearls, or riches, but the love of real true friends.

Thank you for your caring and sharing during the time of illness and passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Godmother and Friend.  

-Darryl, Reggie, and Brian Roberts

 

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Services

Private Interment

Alexandria National Cemetery
209 East Shamrock Street
Pineville, LA 71360

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