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Feb. 12, 1937 – Aug. 28, 2021

Graveside funeral services for Marie Bennett Burch, 84, of Alexandria, La., were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamburg with the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating.

Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m., until the time of service at the cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 5.

She was born to James Bennett Sr., and Hester Benett in the Hamburg community on Feb. 12, 1937, and departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Alexandria, La.

She was a dedicated employee and retired from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Arthur Bennett of Baton Rouge La., and James Bennett Jr., of Hamburg.

Survivors include her son, Tony (Denise) Burch of Daphne, Ala.; her daughter, Lisa Burch of Alexandria, La.; her grandson, Chadrick Thomas of Alexandria, La.; her granddaughter, Glinda Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio; her sister, Mamie J. Cain of Fayette; her son-in-heart, Robert J. Stewart of Houston, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Marshall Funeral Home of Natchez was in charge of arrangements.

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