Antoinette "Ann" Benson

antoinette benson

December 20, 1930 ~ December 15, 2017

Born in: Rockford, Il
Resided in: Dunwoody, GA

Ann Benson passed away on Friday, December 15. She lived at Brooke Farm, Dunwoody, Georgia. Ann was born in Rockford, Illinois on December 20, 1930. She graduated from Muldoon High School in Rockford, obtained her undergraduate degree from Mercer University and her Masters in Psychological Services from Georgia State University. In 1979, Ann began her career at Georgia State University Perimeter College – Dunwoody campus where she remained until her retirement after 32 years as a Student Affairs Counselor. While living in the Dunwoody Community for years, Ann was a member of Dunwoody Country Club and enjoyed tennis and golf. Most recently her passion was playing bridge, with a dream of being a Life Master (which she reached in August, 2017). As a charter member of All Saints Catholic Church, she helped with the Bereavement Committee. Ann was extremely proud of her 8 grandchildren: Brant Barrow (Alecia), Rebecca Barrow (Michael Milligan) Kate Benson, Kelley Benson Boland (Kevin), Alex Hall, Alanna Hall, Abby Benson and Sydnee Benson – always attending their events. She was predeceased by her parents, Edrie and August Lietz; her husband of 52 years, Melvin Benson and her beloved son, James Michael Benson. She is survived by her three children Sharon Benson Barrow (Brantley), Lynne Benson Hall and Scott Edward Benson (Candy) and her two sisters Mary Jo Doty (Bob) and Elizabeth Doty both of Pecatonica, Illinois and her daughter in law Sandy Benson. She is also survived by her long time friend Richard Lyon. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Georgia State University Perimeter College, Dunwoody campus, Scholarship Fund. Services will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30am . Reception will follow the Mass in the Social Hall. Red and Black attire is requested.

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  1. Kelley and Kevin Boland says:

    Ann you are loved and will be greatly missed. I can’t wait to see you again.

  2. Cindy Taylor says:

    What a magnificent lady who made such an impact on all she met. My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family.

  3. Becca and Michael says:

    We love and miss you so much. You are forever with us.

  4. Brant and Alecia Barrow says:

    Ann taught ys to enjoy life to the fullest but not to take it too seriously. We love you so much and hope to continue to emulate you in all that we do.

  5. Len & Pat Stiede says:

    You will be missed dearly!

  6. Donna Garcia says:

    You lived your life with a sense of excitement and energy. That “zest” will live on in the hearts of your children, grandchildren, family and friends.

  7. Nancy Dowhower says:

    Blessings to The Benson Family in this sorrowful time as Ann trades this life for one with Jesus!

  8. Kathleen Rich says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers that God will guide, bless and comfort you and yours.

  9. Mandy, Peyton and Logan Buchanan says:

    Ann you will be greatly missed. We were privileged to count you among our family and our friend. We will see you again..

  10. Lynne says:

    Miss you mama

  11. Caleb Rich & Teresia Precht says:

    Ann was such a joy to be around, and welcoming of all–a trait passed to others in the Benson/Barrow family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  12. Natalie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your mourning hearts. I pray that you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-5. This scripture paints a picture of a world that is very different from what we see today. A world with no more sickness, pain or death…and it’s not a dream, it is a promise from God. He promises to reverse the effects of death and resurrect your precious one. You will never have to say a painful goodbye ever again! (John 5:28, 29)

  13. Butch Rathbun says:

    I’m very sorry about the loss of your mom. I was blessed to have the mom I had and I’m sure that you feel the same way about yours. She will be missed. Just wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you. Butch

  14. Lesley says:

    May the many family and friends touched by the impactful and noteworthy life of Mrs. Benson please find comfort in the loving and faith-strengthening hope of Acts 24:15. What a wonderful future awaits us.

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