Benny Loraine Meeks, 67, passed away of heart failure on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Lakeland, Fla.
Mrs. Meeks was born in Avon Park, Fla., on Aug. 19, 1946. She came to Bartow from Fort Meade in 2011 and was a cosmetologist.
Mrs. Meeks was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamine and Iris Harris and a brother, Jimmy Harris.
She is survived by her daughters, Dee Dee (Doris) Kelly Chiavuzzi and Mary Ruth (Ruthie) Kelly Spiker; grandchildren, Natasha Chiavuzzi, Kenneth James Kelly, Kylie Chiavuzzi, Jonathan Droz, Augie Chiavuzzi, and Destiny Chiavuzzi.
Funeral services will be in Avon Park, Florida at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.com.
Hancock Funeral Home of Fort Meade is in charge of arrangements.