July 18, 1935 – April 24, 2021

On April 24, 2021, Patsy Jo Young Bennett was reunited in heaven with the love of her life, Ellie Ray Bennett.

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She was born July 18, 1935, to Leonard and Nancy Clay Young in Campti.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and grandchildren, Antonio Esparza and Meagan Bennett.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Rae Esparza and husband Miguel and Robert Ellie Bennett; grandchildren, Ashley Bennett, Katie Bennett Procell, Matthew Ray Bennett and Cruz Esparza; two sisters, Ruth Ellis and Marie Stover and husband Smokey; a brother, John Young and wife Elizabeth; as well as six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patsy loved to garden.  She possessed a green thumb and could make anything flourish.  In her spare time, she enjoyed bird watching and was a talented painter.  Her paintings will always be a reminder of how gifted she was.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A private family graveside service was Monday, April 26 at Russell Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers included Cruz Esparza, Matthew Bennett, Rickey Joe Aucion, John-John Young, Bradley Gros, Christopher Aucion, Christopher Posey (Big Sexy) and Joey Bennett.