Alice was born in San Antonio on June 10, 1945, the oldest of 9 children to Leon and Quincy Roberts. She was very responsible and smart; Alice was the apple of her father’s eye. She could get her father to do anything she wanted, because she was always trying to do everything, he wanted her to do. She loved to look nice. There was never a time when she was going out, no matter what the occasion, that she was not elegantly dressed. Her hair and make-up was always in place, so she always looked like the executive she was.
Alice attended public school in San Antonio and graduated from Sam Houston High School and was the first African American on the school’s pep squad. After graduation she attended St. Phillips College and was also employed with St. Phillips College for a few years.
Alice met and married the love of her life, Mack Bennett, and they were married 58 years. To that union one child was born, a son, Marlon Anthony Bennett. Mack, Alice, and Marlon loved to travel together throughout his childhood. During their marriage, Alice and Mack continued to travel and attended many functions, even a Presidential Inauguration.
Alice started her career at USAA in the Actuary Department. During her tenure, she was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the planning and implementing of the USAA Credit Union. She also joined the Alta Vista International Toastmistress and held several positions in the organization. Upon retiring after 36 years, she became a life member of the USAA Golden Eagles. Once retired, she volunteered for the American Cancer Society walk for a few years then provided consistent care for her mother until she passed.
Alice received Christ at an early age and loved the Lord, His people, and working in the Church. Her church family, Greater Corinth Baptist Church always kept her busy with various ministries. She was very active in the Women’s Ministry and she also served as the Youth Director for several years. The children referred to her as “THE COLONEL”. Alice was an avid bible student who also mentored other young women. She was a faithful Bible Study Fellowship student for several years.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Quincy Roberts, sister Florence Roberts; brothers Melvin Roberts, Phillip Roberts, and Anthony Roberts and her niece, Karisha Harps.
Alice leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Mack Bennett, son Marlon Bennett; sisters: Brenda Burnley (Olester) and Tony Roberts of San Antonio Texas; Phyllis Boone (Donald Jr.),Toy Pinnix (Robert Jr.) of Houston Texas.
A host of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces, nephews, dear relatives and friends.
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