OBITUARY - Bennie Cabs

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Compton | Thus., May 9th | 10:00A - 6:00P
Compton Chapel
436 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Forest Lawn - Long Beach
1500 E. San Antonio Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90807

In Loving Memory of Bennie Cabs

June 6, 1923 - April 26, 2019

Bennie Cabs was born June 6, 1923, in Greenville MS to Willie Norwood. Bennie was the first of eight siblings. He attended school in Greenville, MS. Growing up he loved hunting, and playing baseball. Bennie had once considered playing with the Negro League.

Bennie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. Bennie united with Beatitude Baptist Church, and later joined Heavenly Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Fleet. Bennie served as a Decon.

Bennie decided to serve his Country, he joined the United States Army in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946, while in service he received 3 Bronze Stars, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Bennie was introduced to Annie Mae Williams, in California by Bobby and Dorris Henry. Bennie and Annie were united in Holy Matrimony, and to this union Edward, Lonell, Ronald, Vernon, Donnie, and Annette were born.

Bennie worked for Swift Meat Packing Company as a Butcher for 35 years. Bennie became a Mason, and he was very active with the children in the neighborhood. He coached them in Little League.  Sometimes there were 10-12 kids in the back of his truck being transported to the games. Once a girl was included, she was privileged to ride in the front of the truck.

Bennie was a hard-working man; he was strict about what he saidand meant.

Those who preceded him in death were his wife Annie Mae Williams Cabs, his mother Willie Norwood, his son Lonell Cabs, his daughter Annette Cabs, brothers Cleveland Walls, and K.D. Morris, sisters: Rosalee Walls, Josephine Walls, and Stella Morris.
Bennie leaves to cherish his memories, sons: Edward Cabs, Ronald Cabs, Vernone Cabs, and Donnie Cabs; his sisters: Katie, Lillie (Douglas) McFarland, and Linda Linzey;  grandchildren: Edward N. Cabs, Emmanuel D. Cabs, Dermond Cabs, Star Cabs, Jamel Brown, and Jacqueline Flot; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild.  He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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The family of Bennie Cabs would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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