Chancellor Funeral Home
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Thursday, Aug 11, 2022, 4-7 p.m., Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 4, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG(Ser)Benny Sebren, age 70, a past member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 113th Military Police (MP) unit, Brandon, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
July 10, 1952 — August 4, 2022
Benny Sebren was born on July 10, 1952, in Brandon, MS, and entered into his heavenly home on August 4, 2022. He spent much of his childhood in Brandon on Highway 471 where he learned about farming from his grandfather and cooking from his grandma. Benny loved spending time in the kitchen or on the grill, preparing delicious meals for family.
After graduating from high school, Benny served in the National Guard for 13 years as a diesel mechanic and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also worked in construction and as a truck driver. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. His basset hounds, Chopper, and then Buddy, could often be found riding shotgun with him as they enjoyed the outdoors together.
Benny married Delores Williamson Sebren on September 6, 2003, and they walked with the Lord together. He sang praise and worship at Cornerstone Church, served in prison ministry, and had a gentle spirit and warm smile. The family finds comfort in that Benny’s soul rests at peace.
Benny was preceded in death by father, James Richard Sebren, and his mother, Janella Brock Sebren. He is survived by his wife Delores; son Chad and wife Jennifer, and their daughter Aly; his brother Eddy, son Richard, and wife Nghi; and stepchildren James Zack Cherry and Christy Walker.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS.