Venita Garner LammeyBenton, AR, 1923 - 2020
Venita Garner Lammey, age 97, of Benton, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born February 13, 1923 in Lonsdale, Ark. Venita was a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and retired from the Utilities Department in Bossier City, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Monroe Garner & Lura Norman Garner; husband, Guinn G. Lammey; and siblings, Edith Hardin, Enos Garner, Nellie Rigsby, Pauline Doss, James Garner, and Loy Garner.
She is survived by three sons, Hal Lammey and wife Tamara of Benton, Steve Lammey and wife Pam of Louisiana, and Crestman Lammey and wife Clarice of Texas; two sisters, Mittie Rowland of Hot Springs and Ruth Geurin of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, October 20 at Ashby Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Pine Crest Memorial Park. Bro. Kim Hammer will be officiating.
Venita's grandsons and great-grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.
Family Comments: Mom really was an extraordinary person, always known for wanting nothing more than "kind words and gentle treatment". She was always optimistic and interested in everyone else, never seeking the spotlight for herself. She was strong of faith and she ministered to others during their time of need. It breaks our hearts that we couldn't be there for mom because of Covid, but we believe God sent others to minister to her. She shared holidays with us for many years and she was Granny to others' kids just like to her own. Mom was a Proverbs 31 woman and she was a blessing. We appreciate the joy, peace, and comfort given to her by associates of Alcoa Pines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice or Saline Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund in Tull, Arkansas.
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Published October 18, 2020
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108 West Narroway, Benton, AR