Funeral Mass for Margaret Mae “Mickie” Crawford Bennett, 66, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m, Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She died Thursday, May 26 at her home in Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.
Mickie was born at King’s Daughters Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1967 and attended St. Joseph Nursing School in Memphis, Tennessee. She was very active in the community, where she was a member of the Junior Woman’s Club, Belhaven Garden Club, and a Life Member of the Junior Auxiliary of Greenville. She was a lifelong member and communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as Eucharistic Minister and a chairperson of the Bereavement Committee. She was an avid gardener, tennis player and aerobics instructor. Mickie was a beloved wife, mother, friend and doting grandmother. The family would like to thank Johns Hopkins Hospital and Dr. Maroun Hayek and staff for their dedicated support.
Mickie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Joseph Stephen Bennett; her children: Margaret Bennett Stinnett (Lonnie) of Oxford, Joseph Stephen Bennett II (Lesley) of Leland, and Amy Bennett Davidson (Chad) of Madison; mother-in-law, Gladys Lee Bennett and special aunt, Eileen Lee Childers of Greenville; brothers Martin Heath Crawford (Edna) of Greenville and James Miller Crawford (Anne) of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren: Carson Stinnett, Parker Stinnett, Megan Davidson, Brady Stinnett, and Chad Davidson; niece Lauren Welch, nephews Heath Crawford and Mark Crawford, as well as several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heathman Crawford of Greenville as well as her grandparents.
There will be a visitation from 5:30-7:00 p.m.,tonight at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Father Bill Henry and Father Frank Corcoran will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Catholic School.