Mrs. Jane Bennett, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Valrico, FL on December 23, 2020. Mrs. Bennett was born July 26, 1936 to the late Floyd and Cardell Vining Long. Mrs. Bennett was a godly woman and faithful member of the Brandon Church of Christ for 42 years and for the last eight years, a member of the Valrico Church of Christ. She enjoyed sports, especially the Tampa Bay Ray’s and the Florida Gators. She truly loved people and had a way of endearing herself to others. To some she was a second mom, to the younger generation she was Aunt Jane or Grandma, even though there was no relation. Mrs. Bennett was so fun and had the most beautiful smile. It was a privilege to know her and be loved by her. She is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Evelyn Jones, Bobby Long, Jimmie Higgins, Mary O’Connell, Sidney Long, June Thomas, Jerry Long, and Shirley Ward.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Mr. Joe Bennett; her son, Joey (Laura) Bennett; her daughters, Dana and Leighann Bennett; her grandchildren, Zach, Keith and Jessie; her siblings, Billy Long and Harland Long and a host of extended family and friends also survive.
A graveside service to honor Mrs. Bennett will be held Tuesday, December 29th at 10:30am at Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler, FL. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com