Bennie Brister

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 28, 2009

Services for Bennie Sue Brister will be held at 1 p.m., Monday December 28, 2009, at White Oaks Funeral
Home in Alexandria with the Rev. B. G. Dyess and Rev. Tracy L. MacKenzie, officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Methodist Cemetery, in Hineston. Friends may visit with the family in the White Oaks Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 from 5:30
until 8 p.m.
Mrs. Brister, 76, was called home by Our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 after suffering a stroke. She was a member of Horseshoe Drive United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Gem, Mineral and
Lapidary Society of Central Louisiana; DeRidder Gem and Mineral Society; Central Louisiana Rose Society; and Central Louisiana Orchid Society.
A native of Madill, Okla., she graduated from Madill High School in 1951 and was a Graduate
of Wright Business School, Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Kizziar and the late Callie Lola (Owens) Kizziar. Mrs. Brister was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Charles Brister; brothers,
Gene and Harold Kizziar and sisters Ruth McAdoo, and Irene Bull, Charla Ray Kizziar.
She is survived by her daughter, Deanna R. Iles and husband Robert L. Iles III of Slidell; grandchildren, Robert, Julie, and Jannah Iles; sisters,
Alta Marie Redmond of Oklahoma City and Geneva McKelvey of Ardmore, Okla.; and a host of very special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She is the former spouse of Delano R. Brister of Alexandria.
She will be remembered
and missed not just by her friends and family, but by the people who waited on her at her favorite stores, bank and restaurants.
Special thanks to the staff at Bayne-Jones Army Hospital, Fort Polk, for the unending kindness to her
over so many years and for the compassionate staff in ICU at Rapides Regional Medical Center who made her last days ones of dignity. They will all miss her mischievous smile, her gentle way, her quick wit, and her loquacious
Memorials are preferred to the American Stroke Association, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 160, Metairie, LA 70005 (, or a charity of
your choice.