Gunnell Barbara Mikell Bennett

Born: Sun., Mar. 2, 1947
Died: Fri., Apr. 6, 2018

Services were completed.

Location: St. Stephens AME Church (Hardeeville)

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A Time to be Born 

Gunnell Barbara Mikell Bennett was born March 2, 1947 in Hardeeville, SC to the late James Mikell and Helen Kinlaw Womack.  

Gunnell was educated in Jasper County public schools at Hardeeville Elementary School and graduated from Jasper High School with the Class of 1965. She later attended Savannah State College. 

A Time to Serve 

Gunnell was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church, where she was baptized at an early age. In January 2000, she joined St. Stephen A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Reverend T. E. McClary. She was also a member of the J.W. Williams Gospel Chorus.  

She was employed by the Hardeeville quilt factory and Jasper County School District where she later retired from West Hardeeville Elementary School Guidance Department. She was a member of the Physique Bicycle Club.  

A Time to Die 

Gunnell brightened any room she walked into. She was fun-loving and generous. She enjoyed watching country westerns, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She gained her wings on Friday, April 6, 2018. We cannot say Goodbye to those whom we have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime. So, we will not wish her back in our selfish griefbut pledge ourselves to cherish those memories and emulate her life.  

A Time to Mourn

She leaves to mourn one daughter, Patricia Yolonda Mikell (Rohan Allen) of Hardeeville, SC; one son, Ernest "Ted" Brown of Denmark, SC; seven grandchildren, LeAndrea Mikell, Alan Mikell both of Hardeeville, SC, Jerome Mikell of Greenville, SC, Alanna Brown, Ernest Brown III both of Denmark, SC, Daeven Brown-Odem (David) of Orangeburg, SC and Trevor Brown of Jacksonville, FL; one great granddaughter, Tamera Ferrell of Hardeeville, SC; two sisters, Carletter Williams of Hardeeville, SC and Gloria (William)  Murray of Charleston, SC; one brother, Robert (Linda) Simmons; sisters in law, Robertta Simmons and Brenda Simmons; two devoted nieces, Teneshala (Talib) Cunningham of Hardeeville, SC and CarMecca Garvin (Christopher Prince) of Pooler, GA; one devoted nephew, D'Metrius Garvin of Arlington, VA; two grand newphews, Tre'Mari Cunningham of Hardeeville, SC and Cameron Prince of Pooler, GA; two grandnieces, Teniya Cunningham and Talaya Cunningham both of Hardeeville, SC; three devoted friends, Janice Lambert, Lyndell Ferrell and Ronald Bush; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.



Gunnell Bennett, 71 of Hardeeville, SC died Friday, April 6, 2018 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Friday, April 13, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home Complex in Ridgeland, SC. Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Stephens AME Church in Hardeeville, SC. 

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Yvonne C. Bolden---Hardeeville, South Carolina
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
When our loss fills us with sorrow. When tears express our heart's deepest feeling---God's comfort comes. When we reflect upon the mysteries of life and the wonders of heaven---hope abides. The family has my deepest sympathy. May God continue to surround you with His blessing love.

   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
Offering sincere condolences, no doubt this is a difficult time for the family. May you put trust in the many promises our Heavenly Father says will soon come about and allow that wonderful hope to comfort you in the days ahead. (John 11:25; Ps. 37:29)

Passion Skelton
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Sorry for your lost...Love Passion

Athina Williams
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
Sending love and prayers up for you during this difficult time.

   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
My condolences go out to your family during this time. The Bible offers comfort
And promises from God. And death being swallowed up forever is one of them( Isaiah 25:8).