IN AN ERA OF CHAOS AND DIVISION, THE WORLD DESERVES TO KNOW THAT ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST, AND THERE ARE BEACONS OF LIGHT LIKE MRS. BENNITA THAT LEAD THE WAY WITH THEIR HEARTS AND GENTLE WORK OF THEIR HANDS.
“Mrs. Bennita is not well-known to social media, newspapers, or the local ‘in-crowd.’ She is a quiet and faithful servant of a not-so-glamorous population... the dying,” her nominator Chrystal says. “Mrs. Bennita grew up in a traveling circus, a lifestyle that yielded much hurt, pain, and invisible scars that those who don’t know her well would never dream existed. Instead of choosing a life of entitlement as a victim, Mrs. Bennita embraced love and the most fragile individuals in our society,” working as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse in East Texas.
“Mrs. Bennita is a Mother Theresa and with the purest heart comforts a dying person in their master bedroom in their beautiful estate, RV camper, or makeshift portable building living quarters containing nothing more than a hospital bed, box fan, and bucket... she comforts each one as if they are her one and only precious patient and center of her undivided attention”, Chrystal says. “Mrs. Bennita is an unsung hero of the human race, holding hands, massaging shoulders, brushing hair, praying, and offering quiet, gentle words of comfort laden with genuine uncomplicated wisdom. The most luxurious item she owns is a comfortable pair of tennis shoes that she works in daily, dusted with pollen or caked with mud from the unmanicured yards of her patients. Mrs. Bennita needs to hear how valuable she is to others outside of her small circle of co-workers. In an era of chaos and division, the world deserves to know that all hope is not lost, and there are beacons of light like Mrs. Bennita that lead the way with their hearts and gentle work of their hands.”
Here is a YouTube video of Mrs. Bennita's Consuelabration - https://youtu.be/9ELMyB_aa4Y