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Zola Mae Benson

December 17, 1932 — February 9, 2022

Zola Mae Benson, age 89, of Sylvester, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Benson was born on December 17, 1932, in Coffee County Georgia, to the late Manning Spivey and Lillie Bell Kirkland.

Survivors include: Her Daughter; Patricia Willingham of Albany, GA, Four Sons; Monte Henderson (Judy) of Albany, GA, Wendell Henderson (Teresa) of Sylvester, GA, Gary Henderson (April) of Locust Grove, GA, Alton Henderson (Michelle) of Sylvester, GA, Nine Grandchildren; Scott Willingham (Delaine), Nicole Willingham, Nathan Henderson, Lee Henderson, Ashley Henderson, Katie Henderson, Kristen Henderson, Meaghan Henderson, Jennifer Brown Pitts, Justin Henderson, Ten Great-Grandchildren; Alyssa Crews, Joshua Crews, Chloe Crews, Patricia Ann Henderson, Leeah Henderson, Chloe Rector, Olivia Stoudt, Anthony Stoudt, Marissa Matello, Scarlet Matello, Zane Camp, Amellia Williams, and Kason Hart. Mrs. Benson was also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Benson was preceded in death by her parents Manning Spivey and Lillie Bell Kirkland, and her husband; Euel Benson.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 14, 2022, from 10:00AM until 11:00AM at Sims Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 11:00AM, at the Chapel of Sims Funeral Home with Rev. Hardy Crosby officiating. Interment will follow at Chatterton Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus and emerging variants, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all customers, guests, and attendees to wear medical grade masks at all times while in our facility, as well as social distancing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our staff and those we serve are our primary concern. Masks will not be provided.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Zola Mae Benson, please visit our flower store.

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