Jessie Marie Bender

Born on March 10, 1928

Departed on July 13, 2016 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Jessie Marie Bender, July 13, 2016, age 88 of Goodlettsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Bender, Jr.; her brother, Robert. L. Brinkley, and sister, Lasalle Cunningham. Survived by her children, Robert Bender, Sr., Emma Summers, Larry (Alfredia) Bender, Claudia Bender, Delbra (Patrick M.) Williams, Sr; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life will be on Thursday July 21, at 12:00 Noon at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Visitation will be from 10 am until service time.

10 Comments to Jessie Marie Bender

  1. Debra Derrickson
    July 17, 2016 9:15 pm

    Claudia and Family, May God continue to give you strength and comfort you. I often think of you and Robert coming to church. Praying for you all. Debra Derrickson

  2. Tiarra Miller
    July 18, 2016 12:08 pm

    Cousin Conree,

    I remember when I was a little girl (maybe 5) I heard someone call you Jessie and the one time I called you Jessie, I almost got a whooping. You said call me Conree! You taught me about respect at an early age. You supported me with every school fundraiser, and always saved me a slice of pound cake! You taught me how to order at Krystal’s and KFC Chicken too. If the bag isn’t hot send it back LOL! I will miss you my dear cousin. Thanks for the laughs and memories. I love you!

  3. Ocella Davis
    July 19, 2016 4:41 am

    To our pastor, Bishop Larry G. Bender & Family. You always spoke so highly of your “MOTHER.” You always addressed her as “mother’ not mom. We could almost feel the love and respect you had toward her as you smiled when you spoke of her being a strong, loving and caring mother. May each of you receive peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days and weeks ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    You are in our prayers.

    Mother Mattie Davis, Selena, Ocella & Family

  4. R. Elaine Monfort
    July 20, 2016 12:16 am

    Dear Family;
    When you speak of your Mother speak not with tears for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let the memories of the times you all shared give you comfort for her life was rich because of her Beautiful Children. May God Be With You All.

    Elaine Monfort
    Atlanta Ga

  5. Robbie Brinkley
    July 20, 2016 2:53 am

    I already miss you , Grandma! You were my beautiful aunt , but I called you Grandma for many years! I will always remember your delectable biscuits that melted in my mouth and the legendary pudding and sauce! My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins. I love you all! Robbie, Toby, Bella and Bentley Brinkley

  6. Elizabeth Thomason
    July 20, 2016 8:30 am

    Dear Delbra and Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies from your Boys & Girls Club Family. What a beautiful photo of Miss Bender…beautiful inside and out. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Miss Elizabeth & Staff

  7. Peggy Cornell
    July 20, 2016 1:26 pm

    The Bender Family
    My family remember and thank Mrs Jessie for being a true friend. They had their own way of communicating.
    Our family would like to send love,comfort and support to you all.
    In Sincere Sympathy
    Love & Peace
    Peggy,Cassie, Laquita and Caitlyn

    July 21, 2016 9:08 am


  9. Leonard E. Jordan
    July 21, 2016 10:04 am

    My heart is deeply sadden to hear of the passing of Mrs. Bender. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of all comfort surround you in his loving arms.

  10. William Carter Jr.
    July 21, 2016 12:30 pm

    I love this family! What a blessing it was living next door to Ms. Bender. She was the best neighbor a kid could have. She would send me to the store (Argo corn starch) and let me keep the change for going. We would frequently borrow or lend a cup of sugar, an egg or two, etc. Our home was her home and her home was ours. She was even there for me when my dog Dandy passed away. She broke the news to me when she found him at the bottom of the hill. When I broke down, she cried with me and told me how sorry she was. I could share so many (pound cake) memories… But I truly do thank and praise God for having grown up in a good neighborhood with a TRUE next door neighbor who always ALWAYS had my back. Claudia, Emma, Deb, Larry, and my childhood buddy Alvin – Love you guys!
    Rest in peace Ms. Bender….
    Much love,
    William Carter, Jr.

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