September 27, 1939 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 81)

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Patricia Marie Benson Williams was born September 27, 1939 to Vera Wolff Merchant and Wesley M. Merchant in Wisconsin.

She departed this life on Friday, May 28, 2021, at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Mississippi.

To lovingly remember her, she leaves four daughters: Tammey Lindsey (John) of Milwaukee, WI, Karrie Jo Benson of Beloit, WI, Shelley Golden of Pontotoc, MS, and Jody Ferguson (Hugh) of Winter Park, FL; two sons: Gregory Benson (Tersa) of Beloit, WI and Jeffery Benson of Beloit, WI; two brothers: Merle Merchant (Pauline) and Wesley Merchant (Betty); one sister Pam Dudelk; seventeen grandchildren, forty-six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands: Donald Benson and Lawyer Williams; three sons: Randy, Donald, and Gary; one sister Barb Hamond; and one grandson James Benson.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 Pm at Payton Mortuary. There will be no service. There will be no interment.


June 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Payton Mortuary
262 E Oxford Street / PO Box 692
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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