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Demoy Lee (Ross) Benson

March 15, 1933 ~ May 26, 2017 (age 84)
Demoy " Mott" Ross Benson, 84, of Longview, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26th 2017. She was born March 15th, 1933 to Samuel and Ima Wyatt Ross and married John L. "Bo" Benson on May 3rd, 1950. The Bensons were members of Hallsville Church of Christ. She retired from the State of Texas where she was employed for over 30 years. Demoy was a marvelous cook, loved working in her yard and helping others. She was always there for anyone who needed her and was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Mrs. Benson was preceded in death by her parents and husband as well as four brothers: Vernon Ross and his wife, Linda, W. G. Ross, Lenard Ross and Samuel Ross.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Pamela Benson Betts and husband Jim of Lake Cherokee; granddaughter Macie Betts Madding and her children, Ethan and Trinity all of Longview. She is also survived by her sister Juanita Blalock and her husband Giles of Harleton, sister Becky Benson and husband Ray Henry of Hallsville, and sister in law Mary Ross of Branson, Missouri as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon with the service to immediately follow at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home where Mr. Joe Hancock is to officiate.

The Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mrs. Benson's special caregivers Elaine Medlin and Ruth Brown and to Texas Home Health Hospice for the care in the last weeks of her life.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorials be made in Mrs. Benson's memory to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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