In Loving Memory of Eleanor Louise Bennett
July 9, 1918 - April 17, 2018
Eleanor Louise Lehman Bennett was born July 9, 1918, in Mansura, Louisiana to the late Florence and Joseph Lehman. She was the 4th sibling of seven children. Eleanor lost both of her parents at a very young age. By the age of nine, she moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana to live with her maternal Aunt Mary "affectionately called Grancie" who raised her as her own. She completed her education in Lake Charles.
In 1939, Eleanor along with her son, Harold relocated with her family to California. Once in California she found employment at Lockheed during the war, then at Douglas Aircraft, and worked in the garment district.
In 1945, she met and married her soulmate, David Bennett. In July of 1945, she joined Grant A.M.E. Church where she was active in The Mothers Club, Agape Missionary Unit, Grant A.M.E Choir, Pastor"s Aide, Allen Stars, Class Leader, Emeritus Missionary; just to name a few. She was a very faithful and loyal member for over 70 years until her health no longer allowed her to attend church regularly.
In her spare time, you could find her in the kitchen baking her famous rolls and cooking delicious dishes. She loved traveling, talking, sharing her life stories, telling jokes, gardening, sewing,
playing cards, bowling, hosting club meetings and so much more. She was witty and exceptionally intelligent, strong, proud and full of life. She was very much aware of politics and current events.
On April 18, 2018, Eleanor received her heavenly wings. She is proceeded in death by her husband David Bennett, David Bennett Jr., her siblings Thelma, Hazel, Annie, Martha, Harvey, and Otho.
Her memories and legacy will live on in the lives of her family: Her sister Beatrice Green of Houston, TX (105 years young); her children: Harold, Linda, and Stephanie; grandchildren: Kathy,
Autumn, April, Crystal (who everyone knows was her strength), Leslye, Brittany, and Brina; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.