Mary Jean Benson

April 06, 1961, January 29, 2019

Mary Benson

Mary Jean Benson, 57, of Houston, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019. She was born to Charlene Wiegert and Marion Benson, on April 6, 1961, in Port Arthur.

Survivors include sister, Colleen Shelton and her husband, Ross Vannorstrand, of Winnie; brother, Michael Benson and his wife, Debbie, of Bulverde; nieces, Georgia Matthews and her husband, Sean, of Spring and April Benson, of Winnie; nephews, Steven Shelton, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tyler Benson, of Spring, and Chase and Jordan Benson, both of Winnie; grand-nieces, Kamryn, Ava, Micah, and Zoey Matthews, all of Spring; Makenzie and Madison Young, both of Bulverde; and Laila Hopkins, of Winnie; her beloved fur babies, Harper and Willow; and many lifelong, loving friends.

A gathering of Miss Benson's family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 1708 Highway 124, Winnie. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.


Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie, TX
134 Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Gathering of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 South Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, February 04, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 State Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, February 04, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Graveside Service
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
100 Block Street Port Neches, TX 77651
Monday, February 04, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (6)

  • John Powitzky

    05 February 2019 at 03:10 | #

    I was so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, far to early. Peace be with your family at this time.


  • Karen Chin

    04 February 2019 at 15:25 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you...
    I met Mary through the Invesco Women's Network, and we worked together in the Rising Star Committee. She was someone I admired for her courage, her strength and her passion for helping others.
    "The world needs strong women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will" ~ Amy Tenney
    Mary was one of these women... Even though she has left us, her legacy will carry on through others.
    Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, and comfort in the midst of pain. Please accept my deepest sympathies, Karen Chin


  • Lori Hankins Najar

    04 February 2019 at 01:45 | #

    It’s been many years since Mary and I were together in High School, but her smile still brings happiness. My condolences to her family—one and all.


  • Kim Gibson

    01 February 2019 at 22:15 | #

    So sad to hear of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


  • Nancy Grady

    01 February 2019 at 20:05 | #

    I met Mary years ago when I was at State Street in Boston and she was at AIM Investments. We both were fortunate to travel as part of our job responsibilities. I have very fond memories of dinners in London, Houston, Chicago and most recently in CA. I considered Mary a friend and was always appreciative of her willingness to share her knowledge when I had a question. Very sorry to hear of Mary's passing, gone too soon .


  • Jeff Ehlinger

    01 February 2019 at 13:39 | #

    Our hearts are heavy as Mary was taken from us much too early. No party or gathering was complete without her infectious laugh. Once you heard Mary laughing, you couldn't help but join in. Miss you already....


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