Sister Edlink Lovejoy Benson AKA GG/Granny G, was born in Tallassee, Alabama of Elmore County. She was an only child born to the Marital Union of B. Lovejoy (US Army) and Maggie Johnson Lovejoy (School Teacher). She attended Springhill School. She was well educated and had a passion for books and loved to read, especially her Bible.
Sister Edlink expressed her belief in Jesus Christ at age fourteen, and became a Baptized Born Again Christian. She moved to Alexander City, Alabama over 75 years ago, and as a Christian, united with Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and remained an active member until her health declined. She loved singing in the Church Choir and traveling with the group and preparing meals for special events.
She was a twelve year Retiree from Russell Manufacturing Company’s Battery Department.
She loved helping others and those in need. She volunteered and donated to various organizations all through her adult life. She was definitely a giver and passed that tradition on down to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She was the Widow of Rufus Benson Sr. and the mother of six children. Three sons, Rufus, Shaffer, and Willie Gene (deceased).
She leaves to Cherish her Memories and her Legacy, three daughters, Jessie Benson White, Alexander City, Alabama, Maggie Benson Bell (Late John Bell-Like a Son) Jacksonville, Florida, and Edwina Benson Higgins, Cerritos California. One daughter-in-law, Alice Graham Benson and nine grandchildren; Michael (Tina), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joshlyn, Mia, Enna, Jessica, Alexander City, Alabama. Nedra, Gardena, California, Frank, Cerritos, California, Johnathan, Jacksonville, Florida and Jacynthia (Thomas) Charlotte, North Carolina, a special cousin, Robert Johnson and family Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition, a grand total of seventeen great grandchildren and four great, great, grandchildren. A host of close friends; relatives, neighbors, adopted daughters and sons. We Love You Mom “Forever” and We Will Always Remember Your Godly Lifestyle and Words of Wisdom, Sense of Humor and Dignity. We Miss You and We Will always love you. Your Daughters, Jessie, Maggie, Wendy and Family.