Rachel Thomas McCain Benjamin

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Celebration of Life services for Rachel Thomas McCain Benjamin, 70, of Hughes Springs will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Benjamins burial service will follow in Cornett Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. Mrs. Benjamin died Friday, March 12 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1939 in the Cornett Community near Hughes Springs. Since 1989, she worked along side her husband, Earl Benjamin, as a business partner in River Port Lumber located in Jefferson, Texas. In her retirement, she has served her beloved community in many ways. She was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs, co-chairman of the Interested Women of the Church, volunteer and great supporter of local nursing homes, and had a significant role in initiating the Hughes Springs Library Foundation. When her children were young, she was a scout leader and an MYF leader, positions that she held dear. For many years, she and her husband have been generous contributors of time and money to civic and church projects of Hughes Springs. Rachels church and community were very important to her, and she has left a great legacy for both. She is survived by her husband Earl Benjamin of Hughes Springs; one daughter Sheila McCain of Hughes Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law Doug and Belinda McCain of Diana and Cliff and Charlotte McCain of Hughes Springs; three brothers and sisters-in-law Sam and Doris Thomas of Hughes Springs, Charles and Jackie Thomas of Carterville and David and Betty Thomas of the Cornett community near Hughes Springs; several aunts and uncles; six grandchildren (and spouses) Dr.Amber and husband J.P. Daub of Hallsville, Rocky Ryan Liles of Hughes Springs, Kenley and husband Chase Garcia of Gladewater, Chase McCain of Diana, Cody McCain of Longview and Carly McCain of Hughes Springs; and two great grandchildren Hudson and Harrison Daub of Hallsville. She was an adopted mother and grandmother of many who held very special places in her heart. The support and guidance that she provided to everyone she encountered will be long-felt. Mrs. Benjamins family invite her many friends to join us in the celebration of her life.

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  1. Doug, Cliff & Sheila,So sorry to hear about your Mother. Please know you are in our thought's & prayers. With our deepest Sympathy,Shirrel & Donna Watkins

  2. Sheila, Doug and Cliff,I am sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you all during this difficult time.Your mother was a wonderful woman. I will miss seeing her at church. I will forever remember the kindness she showed my family when my own father died. God bless you all.

  3. My mom, Barbara Wakefield and Mrs. Rachel were very good friends. I am sure you have heard the stories of the trip to Minnesota….that is the way I will remember Mrs. Rachel. To the family I want to extend our condolences on your loss and we will keep you in our prayers.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

  5. Please know that I am praying for your family. I know the great loss you all feel. Rachael was such a wonderful person, and I feel blessed that Mom and her were such good friends. I have so MANY found memories of her, but most of all I will remember her wonderful smile and laughter. I know Mom and her are probably toasting to good times right about now.Loving thoughts,Jane Wakefield Blomqvist

  6. Doug,Sheila & Cliff…sorry I couldn't make it to visitation or the services. It is so hard loosing a parent. May God give you peace and understanding knowing your mother an angel walks in Heaven. My condolences,Connie Amox Hodges

  7. Oh my dear Rachel… I wonder if you knew how much we loved you. I missed you when I departed last year and now this… and I will never forget you. Ben, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Steph called me immediately and told me of this sad news and I have felt the sting of our sweet Rachel's death; I know how sad you must feel to lose your beloved wife. I pray for you now and always. I love you ever dearly, Kelly, Edward Jones

  8. To Rachel's family,I am sorry to hear about Rachel.She was a very caring and sweet person.She was a hoot!!!!I will miss seeing her. May God be with all of you. Love, Penny

  9. Rachel was a wonderful person, she will be missed greatly. Prayers to all of you during your time of loss.Linda Morris Vanover & Family

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Rachel. I saw her not too long ago while I was in Hughes Springs and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was such a sweet and fun person.Debbie Terry Burke

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