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Charles Hezekiah Bennett
July 21, 1949 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Charles Hezekiah Bennett, age 74, of Elgin, IL, passed away on September 24, 2023. He was born July 21, 1949 in Jackson, MS to his loving mother, Clara Mae Harris (née Wood).
Charles attended Hershey’s School and Devry University. He joined the United States Army in 1969 and served two years before being honorably discharged and joining the Army Reserves. He worked in electronics and IT for NRC Electronics, retiring after 8 years of service.
Charles met Jennifer Ludwig through CB radio groups. They were together for 28 years.
Charles was an early bird, thanks to his military service. He loved his family, and was especially proud when his son was born in July, 2000. He took his role as protector of the family very seriously, cooking, cleaning, and keeping up with the bills. He was a very good provider.
Charles was an awesome man of God and the Bible, and focused his attentions on God, family, and his country.
Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Mae Harris. He is survived by his significant other, Jennifer Rene Ludwig; son, Zackery Hezekiah Bennett; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with funeral service at 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Michael Murschel will be officiating.
To access the funeral service remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on via Zoom (Meeting ID: 818 7802 0244, Password: 941144).
Visitation will continue from 11:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Interment with military honors to follow at 2:30pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128.