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Ada Cornelius (Leigh) Benson

November 17, 1930 ~ March 16, 2019 (age 88)


On March 16, 2019, Ada Cornelius Benson passed away peacefully in her sleep at Creekside Retirement Center in Huntsville, Texas

Ada was born on November 17, 1930 in Huntsville, Texas.She was the third of five children to Mr. Ira Ben Leigh and Willie Maxey Leigh.

Ada was converted to Christianity at an early age and joined Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She served on the Usher Board for many years.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Amos Leigh and Rev. Ira Leigh II and great-granddaughter: Ronique D’lan Myers.

Ada is survived by her daughter: Patsy R. Johnson (Oliver); of Huntsville, TX.; granddaughter: Lesley Leigh Burton (Lawrence); of Missouri City, TX.; twin grandsons: Kingston and Keagan; of Missouri City, TX. and Laurence Sherman Burton; of Ohio; great-granddaughter: Lauren Burton; of Missouri City, TX.; sister: Willie Sue Williams; of Huntsville, TX.; devoted niece: Pamela Kaye Williams; of Huntsville, TX.; close friend: Helen Conway; of Houston, TX. And many additional relatives and friends.


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March 22, 2019

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cox Funeral Home
1305 13th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Funeral Service
March 23, 2019

12:00 PM
Unity of Faith Baptist Church
336 Watkins Street
Huntsville, TX 77320

Interment following funeral service
March 23, 2019

Old Colony Cemetery
Hwy 190 East at Grant Colony Road
Huntsville, TX 77340

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