Marian LaVerne Bennett Carillet
Departed April 21, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida
Marian LaVerne Bennett Carillet, age 74, died April 21, 2022 following a courageous battle with Frontotemporal lobe degeneration.
Born on June 12, 1947, in Rockledge, Florida she grew up in Melbourne, Florida and spent the last several years in Melbourne. In between, she lived many years in Georgia, Tennessee, Austria, Papua New Guinea, and Ukraine.
She was the daughter of Marvin and Marian Bennett; sister of Robert Bennett and Gary Wayne Bennett; mother of Joel Carillet and Tiffany Carillet; wife of Georges P. Carillet and a friend of all who knew her.
LaVerne was a graduate of Melbourne High School, a student at Atlanta Christian College, and a graduate of Milligan College with a degree in teaching. She taught elementary school for a few years before life and ministry took her to Austria, Papua New Guinea and Ukraine. She filled many different roles in these locations.
LaVerne was joyful. She had a contagious laugh and light in her eyes. She was kind, gracious, giving, considerate, thoughtful. Welcoming. Empathetic. Smart. Articulate. Creative. Humorous. Seeker of good. She was a listening ear, fountain of wisdom and source of comfort and joy. An avid reader, music lover, studier of words, their meanings and roots. Appreciator of symbolism and of art. Dream interpreter. Varied route taker. Scenery absorber. Gifted with a green thumb and never without plants. Teacher. Missionary. Homemaker. Chef. Hostess. Decorator, designer. Organizer. Bridge builder. Godly. She had a life full of stories and she was a great storyteller. Wonderful and beloved mom, friend, wife.
She will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the River Run Christian Church, 1660 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:30 pm.
Another Celebration of Life event will be held at Hammons Chapel Christian Church, Mountain City, TN, date yet to be determined.