Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Avis Bennett

Passed away on July 24, 2019

Avis Bennett (nee Nail), age 99.  Late of the East Side.  Passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019.   She is survived by her loving daughter LaDonna (Floyd) Wasson, two sisters Kathleen Taylor of Nesbit, MS and Joy Dean Hemphill of Pearl, MS; two brothers Wayne Nail of Grenada, MS. and Rev. Bernard Nail of Brandon, MS. and many loving nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents John Clifford and Rosa Bell Lott Nail, her husband Henry Curtis Bennett, son Clifford L. Bennett, four brothers John Edward, Ford, Harold, and Dr. Ray Nail, sister Cristine Neely and her special granddog Bonnie.  Avis was a wonderful mom, special aunt known as “Aunt Bea:, loving sister and caring friend to many.  The family would like to thank the staff at Munster Med Inn and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.  Visitation Monday, July 29, 2019 4-8 pm at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago.  Funeral Service and interment will be held at Duck Hill Cemetery, Duck Hill, MS.  For more information 773-731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Duck Hill Cemetery
Duck Hill, Mississippi

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"LaDonna: Loved everything about your mom, including her delicious Southern accent. She was charming and funny, and I know you'll miss her while you also take comfort in your memories--such as her painstaking efforts to create your famous banana curls!"
- Ron Vertone
July 26, 2019 12:19 pm

Candles Lit