Ms. Cora Benefield

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Graveside services for Ms. Cora Lee Benefield of Port St. Lucie, FL formerly of Smithville, GA will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Smithville, GA with Rev. Henry Hosley officiating.

Miss Cora Lee Benefield was born January 1, 1943, to the late Magnolia Benefield Taylor and the late Jimmie Lee Benefield in Perry, GA.  She worked for IBM for many years in New York City and Port St. Lucie, Florida until her health declined. She was preceded in death by her daughter Denise Hunter, Mother Magnolia Taylor, two brothers Jimmie Benefield and James Taylor Jr., and a sister Willa Collie.

She leaves to mourn two sisters: Ossie Lockett and Mary Henderson (Charles) of Leesburg, Georgia; four brothers: Jerome Taylor of Americus, GA, Bobby Taylor and Thomas Taylor of Smithville, GA and Louis Benefield of Albany, GA;  nieces: Kwanis Garner (Julius) of Leesburg, GA, Shanta, Wanda and Erica all of Americus, GA;  nephews: Jason Lockett of Plains, GA, Courtney Lockett of Smithville, GA, Justin Burton of Leesburg, GA, Jimmie Benefield III of North Carolina and Anthony Collie of St. Lucie, FL, and a special lifelong friend, Mr. James Stephenson.

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