Mabel (Benedict) Pittman

Mabel (Benedict) PittmanAge 88, passed away March 22, 2013. She was born in Lansing on April 21, 1924, to Lester and Bessie Phillips. She attended Lansing Public Schools, graduating in 1942. Mabel held several different jobs, including working as a welder at Fisher Body during World War II. She enjoyed square dancing as a member of the “Merry Mixers,” and later was a member of the Red Hat Club in Dimondale.

Surviving are: grandson, Scott VanDerzee of Lansing; sister, Helen Kerekes of Ludington; brother, Richard (Beverly) Phillips of Mason; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Ferris “Benny” Benedict; son, Lindall “Butch” Benedict; brothers Harry and Floyd Phillips; sisters, Frances McKenzie, Doris Lycos, Jane Edington and Shirley Martens.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association in memory of Mabel A. Pittman.

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Jeff and Karen Kerekes
March 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

Mabel we will miss you. The long visits we use to share, the long phone conversations and lunches we had so many times. You were one of a kind. Your sense of humor, your smile, your wit.
I remember the day I first met you in Lewies’ hospital room. You turned and looked at me with that glint in your eye and that smile that lit up the room. I knew right then and there, that you and I were going to be friends. You always told me that you were the one to get the credit for getting Jeff and I together, Thank you for your intuition.
You were a great Lady, a good friend and a wonderful person. We have suffered a tremendous loss with your passing but have been enriched by the pleasure of being able to have you in our lives. Rest in Peace, May God Bless you and re-unite you with your loved ones who have gone before you. We Will Miss You Greatly. We Love you Mabel.

Jeff and Karen


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