Joyce Genell Bennett, 82, of Austin, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born Nov. 13, 1931 in Ethridge, Tennessee to the late Howard Ross and Nelcie Gray Young. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie William Bennett, Sr. and her sister, Yvonne Kerrn.

She is survived by her 10 children, Nelcie Leona Alexander of Keyes, California, Avanell Charlene Zimmerle of West Columbia, Texas, Teresa Ann Mendez of Waterford, California, Charlie William Bennett, Jr. of Waterford, California, Ricky Dean Bennett of Ceres, California, Vivian Gail Gibbons of Ceres, California, Linda Kay Sheets of Texarkana, Arkansas, Melissa Sue Alverez of Hughson, California, Joyce Renee Henry of Searcy, Arkansas and Dewayne Bennett of Austin, Arkansas; one sister, Vivian Winfrey and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation was from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at