Rev. Bendon Ginn
Feb. 12, 1943 – Aug. 17, 2020
Charles Bendon Ginn, 77, of Brookhaven, died Aug. 17, 2020. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Tylertown. He was a graduate of Tylertown High School, William Carey University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a master’s of divinity degree. Rev. Bendon, as he was affectionately known, began his ministry at Saul’s Valley Baptist church and then Enon Baptist Church in South Mississippi. He was then called to the mission field in the Pacific Northwest where they served for 12 years. Afterward, they returned to their home state of Mississippi and served the following churches:
First Baptist Church of Nettleton (1981 – 1985), Easthaven Baptist Church of Brookhaven (1985 – 2005). Philadelphia Baptist Church of Caseyville (2005-2015), and Little Bahalia Baptist Church, Wesson (2015 -2020). Bro. Bendon always had a heart for missions and continued to participate in mission work throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sedgie V. (Sr.) and Etheland Ginn; his brothers Sedgie V. Ginn (Jr.) and Steven J. Ginn; and his nephew, Eric Howse.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Sumrall Ginn of Brookhaven; his son, Marc (Megan) Ginn of Sumrall; daughters, Maria (Don) Peters of Brookhaven; and Melissa (Lance) Adams of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren: Asher Ginn, Daniel Peters, Lauren Peters, Lindsey Peters, Ethan Nations, Mallory Nations, Anna Caroline Adams, and Hayden Adams; nephews, Sedgie V. Ginn III (Tre) of Benton City, WA, and Benden Ginn of Oregon. His sister, Mary AnnWilliams, survived him at the time of his death, but died Aug. 20.
Rev. Ginn enjoyed sharing God’s love. He also loved the outdoors; he hunted, fished and gardened
A memorial service was held at Easthaven Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 22, 20202 with graveside to follow at Riverwood Memorial Parl.
Riverwood Family Funeral Service of Brookhaven was in charge of the arrangements.