Lorenza Lee Bender Sr.

Published 7:57am Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Lorenza Lee Bender Sr., age 83, of Burnsville, Born September 17, 1929. He passed away Monday, February 18, 2013.


He has been a changed person since he accepted God as his Savior and married his wife Annie Jo. He has been a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church for 38 years. He was Sunday school superindent and Elder of the church.


He was preceded in death by his mother and dad: James Alton and Ina Lee Bender of Braggs, AL; brother: James Elbert Bender and son in law: Albert Carden.


Mr. Bender is survived by his six children: Coline (Larry) Sheffield, Lee (Babs) Bender II, Clair Carden, Jerry (Debra) Bender, Sarah (Tommy) Harris, and Lloyd Alton “Corky” (Martha) Bender. He is also survived by three step children: Jimmy (Alene) Brooks, Jimmy (Pat) Tate, and Bill (Lynn) Marsh.


Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home with Pastor Ira Blanchard of Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Rev. Allen Yarbrough of Cross Point Church. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service. Burial will follow at Braggs Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be the grandsons: Lee Bender III, Paul Bender, Austin Bender, Andy Brown, Leslie Nelson, Thomas Harris. Honorary pallbears will be Donald Dempsy, John Long, Bud Cravoto, Ron Davis, and Mike Reynolds.


Please send memorials to Braggs Cemetery c/o Darril Strickland 15293 St. Hwy. 21 Minter AL. 36761


Please visit http://www.lawrencebrownservice.com to make online condolences to the family.

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