Martha Nell Bennett, 84, of Kingsland passed away March 1, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born July 8, 1932, in Mayday to the late Carol Bentley Ziegler and Nolie Stenson Ziegler.  She was the founding minister at Crossroads Pentecostal Church. She founded the church in 1995.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tony Bennett; and a daughter, Sonya B. Crocker.

She is survived by four children, Sheryl Keene, Randy (Teresa) Bennett, Tyrone Bennett and Donna Bennett; four sisters, Inez Ziegler, Elizabeth Palmetto, Ruth Turner and Betty Bennett; two brothers, Lawrence Ziegler and David Ziegler; grandchildren, Scott Crews, Belinda Crews, Tonya Smitherman (Marty), Randy Bennett, Richard Bennett, Tonileigh Olson (Mat), Kimberly Saturday (Billy), Brian Crocker (Emma), Garrett Tanner, Jessica Tanner and Robbie Hinton; great-grandchildren, Timothy Holder, Madison Smitherman, Scott Crews, Dewayne Crews, Kaitlyn Crews, Joseph Crews, William Kemp, Abigail Kemp, Callum Crocker, Kadence Fitzherbert, Caylee Saturday, Caleb Olson, Jake Saturday, Blake Saturday and Zach Saturday; great-great-grandchildren, Saren Crews and Kimber Crews; and a large church family.

Funeral services was held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Crossroads Pentecostal Church with Rev. Chad Middleton officiating. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at 

Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.

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