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Mr. Ben Townsley

May 2, 1938 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 82)



Memorial service will be 11  a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the Chapel of Heavenly Gates.  Open visitation will be 11 to 4 pm. Friday at Heavenly Gates.

Mr. Ben Townsley was born May 2, 1938 to the late Marcel and Cora Townsley of Keatchie, LA.

Ben received his formal education from Longstreet Rosenwald in Longstreet, LA. He was a loving father and a very hardworking man. He worked in the trucking industry from an early age until retirement.

Ben married Mary Townsley (White). They had 8 children, Earl White, Patricia Townsley, Maxine Townsley, Gloria Townsley, Marilyn Louise Townsley, Ben Townsley Jr., Brenda Gray(Felix Gray) and Joseph Townsley. Maxine and Marilyn proceeded him in death.

Ben later married Equilla Townsley(Latson) who proceeded him in death. They had 3 children, Della Ann(Penny) Clark , Yvonne L Yaw(Victor Trevor Yaw) and Vickie Drain. Della Ann proceeded him in death.

Ben went on to marry Elizabeth Townsley(Tucker) who proceeded him in death.

Ben leaves to cherish his memories 8 children, 20 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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September 11, 2020

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Heavenly Gates Funeral Home
1339 Jewell Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Memorial Gathering
September 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Heavenly Gates Funeral Home
1339 Jewell Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

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