GREENSBORO – Amanda Bennett, 89, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Beacon Place.
“Ms. Amanda” or “Aunt Sis” as she was affectionately called was born in Wadesboro, NC on July 21, 1932 to Benjamin Bennett and Bessie Smith Bennett.
She was educated in the local public schools and graduated from James B. Dudley High School. Thereafter, she attended Greensboro College where she received a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.
For many years, she owned and operated Young Minds Childcare Center.
She was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Greensboro, NC where she served faithfully and was a dedicated usher.
She was appointed by Governor James B. Hunt to serve on the Commission for Education where she was very influential in helping to increase pay for daycare workers.
She was a member of the Magnolia Chapter #23, OES (PHA), District 12. She was also a Past District 10 President for the VFW Axillary and was affiliated with the Original 12 Golden Sons Motorcycle Club.
In her spare time, she loved water aerobics and bowling. In 2019, she won the Gold Medal in the Senior Olympic Games in bowling.
Survivors include children, Alfred Bost (Tina Glover), Gloria Bost, David Bost (Debbie), Gaynail Lindsay Mitchell (fiancée James), Lenora Lindsay Lee (Lawrence Lee – deceased), Walter Lindsay (Angela), 19 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A public viewing will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 12 noon until 7 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 200 N. Regan Street, Greensboro, NC. The family visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Dr. Clay Barrow, senior pastor will deliver the words of comfort.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.
Serenity Funeral Home & Cremations "Home of Lasting Memories"
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Amanda Bennett, please visit our floral store.