Welcome to the
memorial page for
Rev. Caroline L. Bennett
December 1, 1942
~January 18, 2023
One January 18, 2023, heaven opened its gates to receive Pastor Caroline Louise Bennett.
Pastor Bennett was born on December 1, 1942, to Juanita Bennett and Donald Newman in a family consisting of 12 siblings. She was educated in the Long Branch school system. From childhood she was a member of McLaughlin Pentecostal Faith Church of Long Branch, NJ. During her 65 years of service to the church she served as Assistant Pastor to her predecessor Pastor Earl Langley and spent the last 20 years of her life as Pastor.
Pastor Bennett was a Community Leader. She provided food, housing, clothing, toys, council, and much more to the greater Long Branch community. She served as President of the Urban Ministerium and as a two-term member of the Long Branch Board of Education.
Every Sunday there was always a meal, and she was always just one phone call away. She had a special love for children which is evident in the way that she doted on the children of her family and community. She visited the sick and their families daily. She actively helped people to better their lives and recognize that they were children of God.
Pastor Bennett had 3 children Ronald Bennett (Linda), Deborah Fitzpatrick and Marva “Betty” Fitzpatrick (predeceased).
She is predeceased by her parents Juanita Bennett and Donald Newman, Ernest Bennett, Marva “Betty” Fitzpatrick, Sam Mills Jr., Catherine Jones, Dorothy Bennett, and Ernestine Donald.
She leaves to morn her passing her children Ronald Bennett (Linda) and Deborah Fitzpatrick; 6 grandchildren Amanda Fitzpatrick, Latisha Foster, Ari Bennett, Lamar Bennett, Latrell Bennett and Ryan Bennett; 6 great-grandchildren Deja Fitzpatrick-Bell, Jade Bell, Amelia Williams, Avante Williams, Landon Williams and Zayden Williams; siblings Lillian Finley (Melvin), Mitchaleen Daniels (Clifford), Jean-Ann Mills, Wallace Shaw (Mary ), Raymond Bennett and Leon Mills; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.