Rosetta Ruth Benner - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Rosetta Ruth Benner

August 2, 1936 - October 22, 2023

Rosetta Ruth Benner, age 87, of Bear, DE, moved to her heavenly home in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 22, 2023. Rosetta loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all her heart, and she loved God’s Word. Though she was a humble, gentle woman, she was nonetheless a powerful prayer warrior, and only heaven knows what a wonderful and eternal impact all her many years of faithful praying have had on her family, her friends, and the world at large.

Rosetta was born August 2, 1936, the daughter of the late Green and Riney Caroline (Thacker) Coleman. Over the years Rosetta worked as a Tupperware manager, at Avon, and even at a shoe factory. However, her life’s work was as a wife and a mother of six children all of whom she loved dearly. She was raised as a Primitive Baptist and later became a dedicated member of Friendship Baptist Church in Newark for over 40 years. Subsequently, due to her illness, she faithfully worshiped the Lord through Jimmy Swaggart’s television ministry.

In addition to her parents, Rosetta was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Benner; and siblings, Argus Coleman, William Coleman, Kenneth Coleman, Emogene Murphy, Gladys Tucker, Eugene Coleman; and nephews, Michael Thomas and John Combs. She is survived by her children, Carolyn Snyder (Terry), Susan Connell (Robert), James Benner (Kelly), Jesse Benner (Sharon), Sheila Stecher (Edward), and Joseph Benner; siblings, Florisse Thomas, Bobby Coleman, Bonita Stephenson, and Betty Phillips; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held at the Green Coleman Family Cemetery in Shelbiana, KY.


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  • She was an amazing person I still remember them up there singing and they sound so beautiful may she rest in peace she will be missed she always had a heart of gold she’d help anybody if she could I remember coming down here with Mom and Dad bring him memo Papa down there just to see the comment family which meant so much to them and to my mom but sending our love and prayers to all of you and God bless you all

  • I’m gonna miss Rosetta Benner ..her and Jim Sr. Always welcomed me into their house hold and treated me as a family member and as a son through the years …they would come and visit me in the hospital when I was sick and pray 🙏 for me to get better and even brought me a personalized Bible that they had made for me that they gifted to me in the hospital..I truly believe that that Bible they gave me and the prayers 🙏 they said for me helped me in my recovery ❤️ I still have and read from that Bible today ..R.I.P. mom Benner you will be loved and missed always….Love Jimmy G.🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️