Mr. Henry Vance Bennett, age 48 died on November 18, 2009. Henry was a native of Northampton County. He was a graduate of Northeast Academy in Lasker. Following high school he attended and graduated from Wilson Community College in Wilson. He was married to Gail Johnson in 1983 and to this marriage was born two wonderful children. Henry was a member of the Volunteer Rescue Squad and was the current Chief of the Rich Square Fire Department. He was very active in the Rich Square Baptist Church serving as both deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. Henry was co-owner of Bennett Brother’s Farm and Rich Square Cotton Gin. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, brother and a true friend to everyone who knew him.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Dorothy Wheeler Bennett and Henry Alton Bennett and his sister Dotty Harrell.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Johnson Bennett, a daughter, Brittany Bennett, and a son, Corey Bennett, all of the home. He is also survived by one sister, Juanita Davis of Roanoke Rapids, two brothers; Gene Bennett and his wife Joyce, Steve Bennett and his wife Pat all of Rich Square, North Carolina.
Rest assured, the Bennett family is in our prayers as you all deal with your loss. Henry’s gentle and kind nature reminded me of this old Apache Blessing. May it help you through your grief.
May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon swiftly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.
Henry will be truly missed by family, friends, and the Rich Square community.
I am so sorry to hear of about Henry. I have known him all my life and he was always so nice. I can’t believe it. The Bennett family was a big part of Rich Square Baptist Church and I know he will be missed.
My God bless you all,
Rose Flythe Finley
Gail and Family,
You are truely in my thoughts and prayers, for I know that loosing your soul-mate is the most devistating that can happen to us. But if we accept the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, our family and friends, we make it through these trying times. I know you will do this. He came from wonderful parents, for Uncle Henry and Aunt Dot were the best. You, Henry and the rest of the children have followed their example. His wonderful smile will surely be missed. Love you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Keep your memories of your loved one close to your heart and he will be with you at all times.
Juanita Davis & famiily,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. During this time I will continue praying for the entire family. Be stong for each other.
God’s blessings always.
c/o worker of Juanita
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this hard time. May God bless you.
To all the family:
There are so many fond memories of Little Henry and all the Bennett clan at Papa’s and Grandmama’s house. Aunt Dot and Uncle Henry did such a good job with the molding and shaping of remarkable children. Little Henry you will be missed greatly here on earth but you were needed more in heaven’s paradise. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3 We know that your heart aches and you can not begin to comprehend this profound loss but the God that is greater the we are will never leave your side. He lives within your heart. You will be in our heart and prayers now and a long time to come.
Juanita, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother May God hold you and your family in his hands and guided you through this. I will keep you in my prayers. Love You please call me if you need anything.
Dear Gail and Family: may God be with you doing this very trying time and may he be there to help you through it..God Bless
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.