Bennie Jean Wilson Black, 86, of Monticello, passed away on April 25, 2018 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born on November 30, 1931 in Drew County and was the daughter of the late L. H. “Keel” Wilson and Gladys Gibson Wilson.
The widow of William Floyd “Bill” Black, Mrs. Black was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church. She was a fun loving person who enjoyed many things, most of all her family. She enjoyed good books and movies, quilting, traveling, and her “famous” afternoon naps. She was a great storyteller and never minced words. When Bennie told a story, they were so vivid and full of detail, it was if you were there. You were in for a special treat if Bennie chose to share one of her many stories with you.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, William Charles Black; a grandson she raised, Jeremy Black; two brothers, Aubrey “Buddy” Wilson and Charles Wilson.
Survivors include son, Andy Black of Fayetteville; daughter, Lee Ann “Boo” Black of Monticello; son, Mark Black of Rogers; a brother, Larry Wilson and wife Charlotte of New Hope; two sisters, Martha Burton and Linda Berryman and husband Joe both of Green Hill; two grandsons, Will Black and wife Kaci of Bossier City, Louisiana and Ben Black of Monticello; two great-grandchildren, Landyn Black and Knox Black; along many nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Assembly of God Church, c/o Hugh Pennington, 738 Bowser Rd., Monticello, AR 71655.