Ms. Paula Marie Bennett, 58, of 1631 Steadfast Street, Columbia, SC died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, 12:00 noon at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, SC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Nelson’s Funeral Home of Ridgeway, SC Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ms. Bennett served as Minister of Music at Sutton Branch for 43 years.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing one sister, Djuna Faye Bennett of Columbia, South Carolina; one niece, Marketa Bennett and one grand-niece, Jordyn Dayton of Columbia, South Carolina; two aunts, Lillie Bell Nelson and Katie "Monell" Bennett both of Camden, South Carolina; one uncle, Alphonso (Frances) Haile of Brooklyn, New York; and a host of cousins and close friends who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Paul and Marjorie Haile Bennett and her brother, Mr. Stanley Bennett.
Nelson’s Funeral Home of Ridgeway is in charge of the arrangements.