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Mary L. Bentley

July 3, 1932 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

 

 

Mrs. Mary Louise Pressley-Bentley, affectionately known by her family as Gran, was born July 3,1932 to the late Mrs. Georgia Savage.  She entered into eternal rest at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on March 10, 2022.

She was married to the late Ernest E. Bentley and to that union, three children were born.  She is survived by sons, Marion E. (Shelbie) Bentley, Brian L. Bentley, and Stephen L. Bentley and one brother, James (Janice) Savage all of Anderson, SC. She is predeceased by her brother Walter “Sam” Pressley and his wife Connie of Sacramento, CA, and her great-granddaughter Porsha R. Hatten of Anderson, SC. She leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren Angela (Antonio) Boone of Portsmouth, VA, Tierney (David) Bentley-Hunt of Chesapeake, VA, Keisha Bentley of Anderson, SC; Marlon (Nykia) Bentley, Antonio (Melody) Freeman, Sonta (Jyan) McFadden all of Columbia, SC; Paula (Paul) Coleman of Charlotte, NC, Kimla Hatten of Anderson, SC, Yolanda Brown of Charlotte, NC; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She graduated from Reed Street High School in 1950 and went on to work for Anderson School District Five in the cafeteria. She later worked and retired from Anderson Area Medical Center in Labor and Delivery after 34 years.  She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where she served in several capacities including the Missionary Society, Matrons, as the president of Pulpit Aid #3, and a member of the St. Paul Gospeliers.

She will be greatly missed by her many family members and friends.  
 


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Funeral Service

 Service Program


Services

Public Viewing
Friday
March 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rich-Colonial Funeral Home
1619 South McDuffie Street
Anderson, SC 29624

Lie In State
Saturday
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church
322 W. Reed St
Anderson, SC 29624

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church
322 W. Reed St
Anderson, SC 29624

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

Westview Cemetery
Sayre Street
Anderson, SC 29624

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