Hallie Viola Bennett

June 15, 1930 - November 18, 2018
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Beloved Mother and MawMaw, Hallie Viola Hetzel Bennett, age 88, left our world to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Hallie entered this world on June 15, 1930, born to parents Edwin Frederick Hetzel Sr. and Rosie Lee Rodgers.

Hallie is predeceased by her parents, Edwin Frederick Hetzel Sr. (1970) and Rosie Lee Rodgers Gates Hetzel Hebert (1979); her husband of 28 years, Delma Warren Bennett (1978); her siblings, June Rose Hetzel Scrofne (2005), Willie May Gates Doree Stifflemire (2007), Joseph Lee Hebert (2011), and Katherine Estelle Hetzel Schmidt (2017); her son-in-law, Salvatore Giovanni Arcidiacono (2011); and her companion of 34 years, Alfio “Uncle Al” Giovanni Fichera (2014).

Mother is lovingly remembered by siblings, her children, and four generations of grandchildren.  She cherished and loved her family, siblings, nephews and nieces. She loved having family reunions and getting to visit with everyone.  She is survived by her brother, Edwin Frederick Hetzel Jr. (Carolyn); and sisters, Dorothy Jean Hetzel Thigpen and Melba Faye Hebert Wolf (Alton); daughter, Margaret Jean Bennett Walters (Steve), granddaughter, Lorie Kay Smith Armstrong (David); great-grandchildren, Dylan Joseph Armstrong and Lauryn Elizabeth Armstrong; and granddaughter, Jacqueline Bennett Walters (Brandon Hess); daughter, Linda Faye Bennett Billiott Langford (Ivan); grandson, Michael Douglas Billiott (Mandy); great-granddaughter, Brittany Billiott Van Dyke (Ben); and great-great grandchildren: Ellie Joy Kennedy, Amelia Grace Van Dyke, McKenna Beth Van Dyke, and Wesley Scott Van Dyke; great-grandson, Dylan Matthew Billiott (Cheyanne Jordan) and great-great grandchildren Sophia Lynn Billiott and Beau Matthew Billiott; great-grandson Devyn Michael Billiott (Alliyah); and great-great granddaughter Autumn Bowman Billiott; grandson Jeffery Allen Billiott (Dana); great-granddaughter, Taylor Leigh Billiott and great-grandson Landen Tyler Billiott; grandson Christopher Todd Langford (Aimee Tavares); and great-grandson Mason Rei Langford; grandson, Garrett James Langford (Amanda); and great-grandson Tommy Langford; grandson Joseph Ivan Langford (Samantha) and great-granddaughter Charlotte Ann Langford; daughter Delma Louise Bennett Arcidiacono, granddaughter Josephine Hallie Arcidiacono (Julian Kirk); great-granddaughter Olivia Kirk and grandson Salvatore Alfio-Warren Arcidiacono; son, Douglas Edward Bennett (Renee); granddaughter, Cressa Lynette Arvidson Broussard (Charlie); great-granddaughter Catherine Ailene Broussard; and great-grandsons, Cole Michael Broussard & Cash Lee Broussard; granddaughter Meranda Leigh Arvidson Bartosh (Kyle); and great-granddaughter Grace Renee Bartosh; granddaughter Lyndsey Michelle Bennett Bryer (Levi) and great-granddaughters Winter Ruth Bryer, Cheyanne Darlene Bryer, and Paysli Lynn Bryer; grandson Christian Jack-Douglas Bennett; grandson Brandon Wade Bennett (Lisa Vela);great-grandchildren Joseph McClure, Regini Rain Bennett, Annabelle Bruscato, and Savannah Bennett.

Mother lived her whole life in Texas, born in Houston, Texas.  She lived in many cities growing up, between Houston and Port Arthur. In 1948, Mother came to Galveston. She worked in a restaurant next to #6 fire station on 37th & Broadway, where she met her charming and exquisite husband, Delma Warren Bennett. They were married on September 1, 1949.  They made their home in Galveston where their children grew up. Mother saw to us; attending church, school, outside activities, visiting with family, and taught us to be helpful and respectful to others. In the mid 1970’s Mother opened her own daycare business.  In 1978 her husband, Delma, passed after a lengthy bout with cancer.  To many family and friends, Mother was known as “MawMaw.”  Mother continued her business for 25 years, retiring at age 70.  In early 1980’s, Mother met humorous, amusing, comical Alfio Fichera and spent 34 years together. They loved watching Astros baseball. Alfio was a Dallas Cowboy fan and mom always rooted for the other team.  She loved dancing, gambling, traveling, card playing and partying with friends and family.  Mother celebrated many birthdays with her family at Astros Minute Maid Park.  Mother’s family was the love of her life.  She loved attending her children’s activities and being active in their lives.  Her love was always there for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, attending their school activities, sports activities, recitals, and plays.  Her love and thoughts were always with Margaret’s family, living out of state restricted her from spending time with them and attending many of their activities. Mother didn’t want to miss anything going on.  Mother, a person willing to help anyone anytime, had a big heart and was loved by all.

Our family will receive visitors beginning at 9:00 am, Friday, November 23, a Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am at the funeral home led by Tommy Thigpen with burial following at Oleander Cemetery, 42nd & Broadway.

Pallbearers will be Salvatore Arcidiacono, Christian Bennett, Michael Billiott, Jeffery Billiott, Dylan Billiott, and Devyn Billiott.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Address:

3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Address:

3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Oleander Cemetery

Address:

, Galveston, TX,

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Born: June 15, 1930
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Tammy Baccinelli posted on 11/23/18

Aunt Hallie. One of the sweetest people you could ever meet in your life. I enjoyed our last visit together, right before your new house was built. Me, my brother Jeffrey & your boyfriend had such a good time talking about old times growing up on the island. You were one of the BEST. Rest in peace✝️ With love always, Tammy.

 

Ana M Cortez posted on 11/20/18

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Ana M Cortez posted on 11/20/18

My condolences to the family. Mrs Bennett will have a special place in my heart. She will be missed my many 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼.

 

Sylviane Sydney Kitchen posted on 11/20/18

To all the Family, To her children’s, grand children’s. and great grand childrens, Hallie, was a very special person, very funny, and loving , She always, ready,to do something, fir her children’s ,this was her World, her children’s, I had spend some great time,with Hallie. Also I remember, aller play Card with her and Oncle Alfio, At his brother house. She was one of my dear friend , since 1975..meet Hallie, when I just got married,and going to the beauty School, since we become great friend, I-have meet all her Children’s, and grand children’s . She always says, I love my kids, they are my life.. She was a great lady, and I know, she will Be miss. Now,she with the lord,she resting, and I know, I will see her again. Hallie, I love you. and will see you again,someday..wait for me.. Love you. Sylviane Sydney Kitchen.

 

Trina Hernandez posted on 11/20/18

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. It was an honor to know her.

 

The Treece Family posted on 11/20/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lyndsey Bryer and family through this difficult time.

 

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