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Mr. Ollie Benjamin of Atlanta passed January 12, 2018. Funeral  service will be held 11 AM Monday January 22, 2018 at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church  1879 Glenwood Ave SE Atlanta  Rev Dr William Flippin Sr. Pastor officiating, Interment Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation from 4 until 5 PM on Sunday . 

On September 18, 1921, a blessed child, Mr. Ollie J. Benjamin was born in the city of Unadilla, GA - Dooly, County.  He was the son of the late Grant Benjamin, Sr. and the late Rosa (Gilbert) Benjamin. Mr. Ollie Benjamin attended Unadilla Elementary School.

In 1942, Mr. Ollie Benjamin was drafted into the United States Army and served proudly.  In 1944, he fought in World War II at Normandy Beach. After graduating from high school, he attended four technical training schools which covered Plumbing, Culinary Arts, Electronics and Business; he successfully obtained certificates in all of them.

At an early age, Mr. Ollie J. Benjamin became saved at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Dooly County. After moving to Atlanta GA, he became a member of Mt Calvary Baptist Church.  In 2002, he became a faithful member of Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Ollie J. Benjamin, worked for Rich’s (which later became Macy’s) for 39 years. He was an excellent Head Chef. He retired from Rich’s in 1983. Additionally, Mr. Ollie Benjamin served as Executive Chef for the Rich’s family private parties.  

Ollie Benjamin was talented in making repairs. He truly was a “Gifted Handyman”. He fixed furnaces, installed garages, fixed TVs and repaired washing machines and dryers. He would often make special house calls to assist family & friends. Furthermore, Ollie Benjamin was an excellent chef who sought-after; he shared his culinary talents, throughout metro Atlanta. 

Ollie Benjamin was very dependable, many family and friends trusted Ollie’s wisdom. He was wise and knowledgeable on a variety of subjects and maintained a positive outlook.  In his lifetime, he mentored and helped many men and women on their journey.  Ollie Benjamin was a strong man with character and wisdom; a man who many people could depend upon.  Ollie is preceded in death by his parents: Grant Benjamin & Rosa Benjamin; three brothers: James Benjamin, Warren Benjamin and Grant Benjamin, Jr., and one sister Ida Mae Benjamin. Ollie is survived by four sisters: Sis. Hattie Bell Tossie (Oviedo, FL), Mother Rosa L. Young (Hepzibah, GA), Emeritus Pastor Alberta B. Lewis (Decatur, GA), Lady Lucy B. Cothran (Pastor Henry Cothran of Cedartown, GA), one sister-in law, Sis. Mary Benjamin (Vienna, GA), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  • Friday, January 12, 2018
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  • Friday, January 12, 2018
    I wanted to send my love and condolences to the Benjamin family. I'm very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is a devastating experience that leaves us with feelings of sorrow and grief. However, know that God is going to replace your sadness with joy and a hope for the future. How? Isaiah 25:8 says, "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces." So here Jehovah God has promised that He will eliminate death forever, wiping away the tears that come from losing the ones we love. Furthermore, God has given us the hope of the resurrection, which can mean being reunited with our dear loved ones, once again on a Paradise earth. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4) If you would like more Bible-based information about the resurrection hope, please visit our website at jw.org.
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    He is resting now. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. God word bring comfort. John 5:28, 29, Roman 15:33
    ~ Falicia G.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    I am sorry to learn of the death of your beloved family member. Jehovah God made a promise to us all at Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death.
    ~ JC   AL
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Dear Family and Friends, My sincere condolences on the death of your dear loved one. May the "peace of God that excels all thought, guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:7, Ps 83:18). Please visit www.jw.org for additional consolation.
    ~ V.Taylor   Ellenwood, GA
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    As you celebrate a life well lived may the God of all comfort also grant you peace and hope. "There is going to be a resurrection (John 11:25).
    ~ nkr   GA
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    You have my deepest condolences. May the love of family, friends, and Almighty God bring you comfort and support during your time of grief and afterward. (Ps. 83:18; Isaiah 41:10) May the hope of a resurrection on a restored earth bring you peace. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29)
    ~ P. Henderson   Cov., GA
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Benjamin family. 96 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Mr. Ollie has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully scripture will give you comfort because our loving heavenly Father, Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18), is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. John 17;3 God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:18 Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net I pray you will find comfort reading the above scriptures in your personal Bible and to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO or watch this short, faith strengthening video: "Can The Dead Really Live Again?" https://vimeo.com/232445509 You are in my prayers.
    ~ M J Jarmon
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    My condolences to the family of Mr. Ollie. It’s been an honor to know this great man. My heart felt sympathy
    ~ Geneva King   Loganville, GA
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    May your loved one rest peacefully. My deepest condolences. Soon, our earth will be transformed into God's original purpose, a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:11; Isaiah 55:11) Afterwards, Jesus will be approved by God to resurrect our dead loved ones to life again, and growing old and death will be no more, (John 27-29; Isaiah 25:8) jw.org
    ~ Doris
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    To the family my condolences . The bible gives us hope of seeing our dear loved ones again in a resurrection according to John 5:28,29.
    ~ B. Bell   Atlanta, GA
  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    To the family, My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again. I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, jw.org. The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word. Again, my sincerest condolences, J. Bryant https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&pub=t-35&srcid=share
    ~ J   rocky mount, NC