Flora Mae Bennett
Flora Mae Bennett
March 1, 1925 - January 7, 2020

Flora M. Bennett

Flora Mae Bennett, 94, of Palatka, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness.

She was born at home in Palatka and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1943 graduate of Putnam High School in Palatka. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a 54 year member of Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka where she served as the director of the Women’s Missionary Union for 17 years. She also sang in the choir for 45 years and taught Sunday School for over 30 years. Her life was her family, her extended family and her church family. She cooked many a meal for church functions and bereaved families. She took much joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a prayer warrior, and many were saved through her Christian influence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bennett; her parents, Harold and Ida Bell Schlecht; and a sister, Mary Chesser Harper.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Wayne Lee of Jacksonville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Bennett of Palatka, Danny and Bobbie Bennett of Roanoke, VA, and Duane and Marie Bennett of Palatka; a brother and sister-in-law, Woodie and Diane Schlecht of Palatka; six grandchildren, Robert and Ly Lee, Jason and Priscilla Lee, Torie and Daniel Bailey, Ryan Bennett, Brett and Chelsey Bennett, and Brandon Bennett; seven great-grandchildren, Rachel Lee, Joshua Lee, Hannah Lee, Haley Bailey, Harper Bailey, Taylor Lee, and Sophia Lee; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 10th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Her homegoing and praise service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Dannie Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Peniel Baptist Church 5227 Silver Lake Drive Palatka, Florida 32177. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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