*****Rescheduled Date and Time*****
3pm, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Tomball Bible Church
Cecilia “CeCe” Caldwell Benningfield
September 28, 1968 – May 18, 2016
Cecilia “CeCe” Caldwell Benningfield, aged 47, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and follower of Christ passed away after a four-year battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Hockley, Texas. She was born on September 28, 1968 in Bryan, Texas.
Her husband survives her, Joe Benningfield; five beautiful children: Tanner Holley of College Station, Sherry, Ethan, Cassidy, and Isaiah Benningfield. She was blessed to be survived by her parents, Charley and Gaye Caldwell of Bryan and Linda Rainwater of College Station; sisters, Kelley and Derrick McKethan of Bryan, Jodie Cole and Mike Benites of Bryan; In-laws, Tish and Larry Mabry of Gypsum, CO, Larry and Judy Benningfield of Granbury; brother-in-law, Cody and Jen Benningfield of Camp Lejeune, NC; sister-in-law, Olivia and Josh Muse of Mexico. CeCe was blessed to have had four nieces, two nephews, and even a grand-nephew. Also cherished among family is Joshua Luckett, who became part of their family for a brief time but is permanently in their hearts. She was preceded in death by grandparents Robert Caldwell, Beth Caldwell, Margaret Caldwell, and Susie Alexander.
CeCe married the love of her life, Joe, on June 27, 1998 on the steps of the Administration building at Texas A&M University. They were long time members of Central Baptist Church in Bryan and later Tomball Bible Church, where they loved their church families like their own. Joe and CeCe enjoyed dancing, travelling, and spending time on the beach.
CeCe was a 1986 graduate of Bryan High School and Sam Houston State University Class of 1990. She had a great love of children and taught in public schools for over 15 years, taking time off to raise her children. She loved all of her students as her own. CeCe was an avid writer. She wrote many songs, published one children’s book, and has written several other novels.
A memorial service is to be conducted at 10:00 in the morning on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Tomball Bible Church, 400 N. Walnut, Tomball, TX 77375. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a monetary donation in the name of CeCe Benningfield to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833 www.hospicebrazosvalley.org
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
Thank you to the Waller ISD, Central Baptist Church and Tomball Bible Church families. Their children felt safe, met Jesus, found God’s eternal promise and reassurance. She is now home!
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