REFLECTIONS OF THE LIFE
Benson B. Stain
I am the child of Charlie and Willie Stain, born on November 16, 1925, the last of their seed. My life has been beautiful and full with the added pleasure of fifty-eight years of marriage to Geraldine J. Brock, who preceded me in death as well as my siblings Albert, Clarence, Margaret, Lillian, Charlie, Jr. and Stanley.
Cry not, for I leave you my seed Lillian Ruth, Benson, Jr. and Terrance Giraud as well as many relatives that embrace the Stain or Brock linage.
My accomplishments were many, though vague to the eye and I am pleased with my lot. God has given me a place in His heart for which I am happy to embrace as you in your time should.
Wake in the morning sun, be glad a new day has come. Then raise your voice in glee, for all there is to be.
Written March 26, 2011 by B.B. Stain
SPECIAL REFLECTIONS FROM BENSON'S CHILDREN
At the age of seventeen (17) our Dad joined the US Navy on November 17, 1942. He was trained at Camp Robert Small. Upon his departure as a Seaman, our Dad spent time on Guadalcanal in the Soloman Islands in the South Pacific.
For more than 35 years as a Civil Servant at Kelly Air Force Base, he received several Performance Awards. He was most proud of the letter he received from William A. Jack, Major General, USAF Commander. The letter documented his appreciation for our father's ability to keep the B-52 Bombers on schedule for repairs and departures which was a difficult task.
Benson is not only survived by his children, he is also survived by his grandchildren: Seann Stain (Sarah), Andrea Stain, Isaiah Stain, Isaac Stain, Adrian Stain, Alijah Stain, and Audrey Stain, great-granddaughter Ayana Stain, daughter-in-law Theresa Stain and son-in-law Ronald Benson plus a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Benson will be remembered for his strength, engaging conversations, friendliness, willingness to help others and his ability to make everyone laugh.
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