Welcome to the
memorial page for
Ernest L. Bennett
March 16, 1954
~ July 1, 2017
Ernest Lester Bennett best known as "Mike" was born on March 16, 1954 in Neptune, NJ. Mike was one of 12 children born to Juanita Bennett-Mills.
Mike attended grade school and high school in Long Branch where he was a resident most of his life. Mike worked for NJ Transit Railroad for 23 years until retirement. He recently worked for the Long Branch Housing Authority as a Security Guard. He was a proud member of the United Brothers which is a social group he enjoyed which gave back to the community. Mike was an avid football fan and a Western Movie Connosseur. Mike's biggest joy in life was the time he spent with his grandson Michael.
He was predeceased by his mother Juanita Bennett-Mills, 3 sisters Catherine Jones, Dorothy Bennett and Ernestine Donald and 1 brother Sam Mills Jr.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories a daughter Jenel Lynn Bennett, a grandson Michael Keith Mason, 4 sisters Lillian Finley (Melvin), Caroline Bennett, Mitchaleen Daniels (Clifford) and Jeananne Mills, 3 brothers Wallace Shaw (Mary), Raymond Bennett and Leon Mills, 2 step children Dana and Stacey as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.