Funeral Mass for Willie Joe Benjamin will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport with Fr. John Wiltse officiating. Burial will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Cottonport.
Willie Joe Benjamin, 76, a resident of Cottonport passed away on, Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Avoyelles Manor Nursing Home in Dupont.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Stephanie Laurent, Shalonda Benjamin, Kelly Bradford, and Sherry Bradford; sons, Anthony Benjamin Williams, Brent Bradford, Christopher Bradford, and Shon Bradford; brothers, Russell Benjamin, Andrew Benjamin, and Michael Benjamin. He is also survived by his 35 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his children, Willie Ray Washington, Sharow Bradford, and Willie Benjamin, Jr.; his wife; Mary Lacarte Benjamin; his parents, William Ben Benjamin, Sr. and Gladys Williams Benjamin.
Visitation will begin at 9:00am until 11:00am on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Escude Funeral Home (318-964-2324) 6608 Porterie. St. Mansura, LA 71350.