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Mary Joann Bennett

December 1, 1945 — January 27, 2024

Hawkins, Texas

Mary Joann Bennett

Mary "Joann" Bennett (Graves), 78, of Hawkins, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2024. Joann was born on December 1, 1945, in Waynesville, Missouri, to the late Louis and Freeda Graves.

Joann was a very loving and family-oriented woman of faith. She was a dedicated member of Holly Brook Baptist Church, where she found solace and strength in her religious beliefs.

Throughout her life, Joann had a successful career as an Insurance Commercial Service Representative. Her hard work and dedication made her a respected professional in her field.

In her free time, Joann enjoyed pursuing various hobbies, including needlepoint, crochet, and ceramics. These activities allowed her to express her creativity and bring joy to those around her.

Joann will be deeply missed by her surviving loved ones, including her husband, Dennis Bennett, her son David Bennett and his wife Kelly Bennett, her granddaughter Emilee Bennett, and her brother Frank Graves and his wife Bonnie Graves and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Micheal Bennett, daughter-in-law, Laura Bennett, and her sister Deloris Taylor.

A memorial service to celebrate Joann's life will be held at Holly Brook Baptist Church, located at 3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins, TX 75765, on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:30 am. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joann's memory can be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation, a cause that was close to her heart.

The Croley Funeral Home in Hawkins, TX, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to the medical staff at UT-Health in Tyler, Texas for the exceptional care they provided during her stay.


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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Holly Brook Baptist Church

3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins, TX 75765

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