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Bennie Jean Sealy (born Beavers)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: September 29, 1926

Date of Death: January 27, 2017

Birth Place: Garza County, TX

Death Place: Lubbock, TX

Bennie Jean Sealy

LUBBOCK-Bennie was born in Garza County on a rural farm to Jim and Annie Beavers on Sept. 29, 1926, and died Jan. 27, 2017. She was the youngest of two children. Later the family moved to Camp Springs, Texas, where her parent owned and operated a small general store. She attended and was graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, Texas. When her older brother, Jerry Beavers paved a trail to Texas Tech, Bennie soon followed. There she met her husband to be George Sealy. WWII was at its height and George went off to war. Upon his return they were married on Oct. 15, 1948. The young couple began a family in Borden County where George was the County Agent for six years. Now with two young girls, Sidney and Laura the family moved to Lynn County where they farmed for 35 years near New Home. They completed their family with another daughter, Carol, soon after arriving in New Home. Bennie was known for her sewing for the girls, bridge playing, singing, dancing and her fun personality. She supported her girls in all their endeavors and sports. She was known to go toe to toe with a referee if they failed to make the right call. She and George belonged to the Slaton Senior citizen dance club, the South Plains Drifters travel trailer club and enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Bennie was a member of the Home Demonstration Club, belonged to the New Home United Methodist Church and a good friend to many. Left to celebrate her life is her daughter, Sidney Dorsett and husband, Mark; grandsons, Matthew and Jordan Dorsett with wife, Mackenzie, and great-granddaughter, Maybree; daughter, Laura Fierro and husband, Larry, granddaughter, Rachel Link and husband, Gene with great-grandchildren, Heath and Ashton; a granddaughter, Leslie Nettles; and a niece, Penny Harmonson and nephew, Jerry Beavers, Jr. The family would like to thank her long time caregivers Tiffany Todd and Gloria Siewert for their wonderful care and support. Accolade Hospice made end of life transition easier. Her physician, Dr. Floyd Pirtle, was our friend and physician throughout her life. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 29, 2017, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or New Home UMC, 350 North Main Street, New Home, TX 79383.


Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on January 29, 2017

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