Reverend Varnell Benn Jr.
01/29/1957 – 08/07/2021
Obituary for Reverend Varnell Benn Jr.
REVEREND VARNELL BENN
Reverend Varnell Benn Jr., entered into his rest, August 7, 2021 as heaven opened a passage to receive him for his reward. Born to Mary McAlily Benn and Varnell Benn Sr., January 29, 1957 in Knoxville, TN.
Varnell was educated in Knoxville and Phoenix, AZ. Upon returning to Knoxville he spent his life in Godly service to others, in his employments and ministry and Pastored many.
Preceded in death by fathers, Varnell Benn Sr. and Rev. Dr. James H. Hodges Sr.; brothers, Michael and Juan (Tony) Benn Sr.
He leaves to cherish and praise God for his memories, devoted wife, Cathy McClan Benn; sons, Varnell III, Michael (Meghann) and Tylan Neal Benn; sister, Valarie; mother, Mary Hodges.
Family will receive friends, 5:00-6:30 P.M., Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Bridgewater Banquet, 205 Bridgewater Rd, 37923; funeral service, 6:30 p.m.
Interment 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021 at Sherwood Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY
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Receiving of Friends
Sunday, August 15, 2021
205 Bridgewater Rd, 37923
Sunday, August 15, 2021
205 Bridgewater Rd, 37923
Monday, August 16, 2021
Sherwood Memorial Cemetery
3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
FUNERAL SERVICE LOCATION
Sis Cathy and family, you are in my prayers daily. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you. I love you Sis. I know Brother Varnell is now resting in the presence of our Beloved King.
Dear heart, We are saddened to hear about Mr. Varnell. He was a kind and dear hearted servant and will truly be missed. In the words of Bishop Perry “that’s a good man”. You have our sincerest condolences and the entire family is in our prayers. May the Lord forever be your strength.
Condolences & Prayers for you all
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Minister Cathy, we extend our prayers of comfort and strength to your family during this difficult time. It was always a blessing to see the great flow that you and your husband had in ministry and the closeness that you both shared was great. Rev. Varnell leaves a great legacy, a humble servant reflecting the life of Christ, operating in excellence, an expert in making sure that our meals and dining experience were always grandeur. To God be the Glory for the life of Rev, Varnell Benn.
So sorry to hear of Benny’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless you and give you comfort during this most difficult time. Much love to you.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With all my love and deepest sympathy, as we remember Benny.
GOD will continue to surround you with comfort and strength – Today and Always! Rest In Paradise, My Dear Sweet Cousin
To Aunt Mary Neal and Family,
Your Family in Louisville, Kentucky sends their condolences at this very sad occasion. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, our cousin Reverend Benny and we are praying for you and your family. May God see you thru this very difficult time. May Jesus hold your hand thru this and give you comfort and peace and most of all, love. God’s comfort to you, and much love to you!
It saddens me to write this I’m thinking and praying for for each in every one of you as we deal with this loss. I just wanna say I love you and I wish nothing but love and comfort at this time. The memory of who I know as uncle Benny will never be forgotten.
Love you uncle always
To the Benn Family, my favorite cousin Mary Neal and friends; I was saddened to learn about the passing of Rev Varnell, (Rev Benny) our beloved. I have very fond memories of Benny coming to Louisville to visit “The Lorenzo Moss Family/Aunt Mildred” and the kindness he showed to my parents and siblings. Not to mention all the goods times we all shared during our times together in Knoxville. The bonded ties we share will last for centuries (our ancestors are proud). Rev Varnell was a good solider for the Lord and now he can rest or run around Heaven all day. God will give the strength we all need during our grieving period and the memories of this gentle giant give us comfort and joy.
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. So good morning for I know that you are rejoicing in Heaven with the clapping of your hands, strong voice and with the sound of your feet. To Mom, Kathy and family, may our Heavenly Father bless, strengthen, heal and comfort you always. I love all of you.
Sincere Condolences to the Family Continued Prayers 🌹
Uncle V you will be missed. But I know you now have reached your reward. We love you deeply!! Aunt Cathy I love you and I am praying for you.
Sis Cathy and family. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for you! We truly love you and Pastor Benn. Bishop Foster and I as well as members of St Matthew are praying for you and your family. Sis Harriett Foster
Varnell was a sweet and loving man and I am blessed to have had the pleasure of meeting him. Cathy you and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Know that you all have an angel watching over you and protecting you.