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Personal note from Desiree Williams - Daughter-n-Law

P E P P E R: If she loved you… she LOVED you! Pepper, Nana, Mom, Sister, Auntie, Friend, my Mother-N-Law. There is no one like her…she literally lived for her family and friends no doubt…she had your back no doubt…she would fight to the end for you, no doubt….you may have some tifs, but you knew she was there for you no doubt 💯
We love you and thank you for all you were to us…. Your love was unconditional and known…I am at peace that you are free 🤍…Free from suffering, sadness, seizures & dementia…you are in the arms of the most high! Heaven pulled out their best jewels for you as you are a true diamond in the rough.


Mary Jo Benson aka Pepper was Born March 21, 1952 to her parents Ida Mae Thrower Benson, and Willie Benson. Mary was the second of 8 children. Mary graduated from Hayward High School in June 1970 and she was extremely popular and very talented. Mary and her besties Karen Kinnis and Gail Waiters formed a three-member singing group “The Hayward High School Supremes” and of course Mary played the part of Diana Ross. While in …

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March 21st, 1952

Passed away

January 20th, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

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