Verna Victoria Loftis Benton, 104, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Middle Valley Church of God for many years. Verna retired from Genesco in Soddy-Daisy. She enjoyed canning vegetables, making jelly and sewing. She was a fun, loving mom who will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Benton; parents Oscar and Clara Loftis; son, Herman Benton; daughter, Maxine Shafer; sister, Newell Gann; brother, Virgil Loftis; grandson, Todd Lovelady; nephews, Curtis Gann and Edwin Gann.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Benton (Gwen) and Jerome Benton (Maxine); daughter, Henrietta Lovelady (Lloyd); 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 39 great great grandchildren, 1 great great great grandchild, 6 step great great grandchildren, 3 nephews and 2 nieces.
Visitation is Monday, July 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Mitch McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or Middle Valley Church of God.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.