Elijah Adam Benson
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00am
Aug. 18, 1997~Aug. 19, 2014.
Elijah Adam Benson, 17, of Burnet, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was born on Aug. 18, 1997, in Clear Lake City, Texas. He was a senior at Burnet High School and a member of the Bulldog band and varsity BETC (Theater Company). He also enjoyed playing guitar and writing music. Benson was very active with his pursuit of the Lord and for his friends to know the Lord. He is survived by his mother and papa, Benae and Mike Hickman of Burnet; father, John David Benson, of Troup, Texas; sister, Sarah Benson of Burnet; girlfriend, Chasity Reyes of Burnet; grandparents, Patricia and Frank Veenstra of Burnet; grandparents, Mary Elaine Benson of Dickinson, Texas, and James and Sue Hickman of Comanche, Texas; an aunt and uncle, Rick and Bobbi Benson; uncle, Troy Long; aunt and uncle, Amanda and Harold Higginbotham; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Burnet High School Auditorium officiated by Kyle Byrd, Doug Lindley, Rodney McGee, C.J. Weisinger and Brandon Byrd. Music was provided by PS 150. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet.
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