of Paragould, AR
April 6, 1960 - August 1, 2023
Blake Jerome Benefield, age 63, of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. He was born on Wednesday, April 6, 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Ales Eugene Benefield and Jennie Nell Skelton. Blake owned and operated his own big truck for a living. He was a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould, Arkansas. When he wasn't out on the road he enjoyed spending time in his garden, visiting friends and having a good time. He is survived by one brother, Derek Benefield (Sandy) of Russellville, Arkansas; two uncles, RB Skelton of Michigan and Glenn Grayhouse of Paragould, Arkansas; two aunts, Mary Earp (Gene) of Fort Lenardwood, Michigan and Carolyn Collins of Kenneth, Michigan; one niece, Casey Ripper (John); one nephew, Eric Benefield (Jessica); four great nephews, Jackson Benefield, Christian Ripper, Jasper Ripper and Gage Ripper and three great nieces, Alexis Henry, Gracie Willingham and Adeliane Ripper. He is preceded in death by his dad, Eugene Benefield; grandparents, AJ and Eddyth Benefield and Clyde and Opal Skelton; one uncle, Glenn Ray Skelton and one aunt, Laverne Grayhouse.A funeral service for Blake Jerome Benefield will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel in West Helena, Arkansas. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. Brother Nathan Perry will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bieth, Eric Benefield, John Ripper and Derek Benefield. Services will be directed by the staff of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
Blake was an Angel on earth! He had a big heart and would do anything for you and never expected anything in return. He wanted to be sure everyone was smiling. He was my friend for many years! I miss him! I will always miss him! He was so unique and I’m a better person for knowing him! God has His Angel back home! I look forward to seeing him again! My prayers for Ms Nell, Derek and all the many friends and family left behind!
May god be with you and your family Blake was a good person I love you Blake we are going to miss you tell handsome I said hi till we meet again go own and rest now see you Blake.
Ms Nell and Derek, So sorry to hear about Blake...He was a "wild" child to say the least, but brought so much laughter wherever he was and thoroughly enjoyed life til the bitter end and I loved him dearly.....I know he is no longer in pain and I hope that brings ya'll peace...Have many great memories of him.... I will forever cherish EVERY single one of them...I know he is in the arms of God as I type.... Rest in peace my dear friend.....My God Bless You All at this time of sadness.....
Nell and Derrick, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Doris & Clois Perkins Lisa, Leslie and Lester
I knew Blake many years ago. I didn't know he lived in Paragould. We all used to hang in the same crowds when we were younger. RIP Blake. Prayers and thoughts for the family.
Blake was a friend like I other. He will be missed like no other. Gone but never forgotten. Fly high my brother in your new Heavenly body. See you soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thinking of you Aunt Nell. Love you !
May we both remember to always love one another, my dear friend Iâ€™m sorry for the loss, but in Gods world nothing happens by mistake I will always remember our love for each other & I always considered you a real friend
My brother who i have much love and respect for, i will miss the way u made me laugh. You put up a good fight, theres no one like u , u r one of a kind and it was a honor 2 b ur friend. Till we meet again. Love u
Blake was a good friend of ours. He always made us laugh and always enjoyed life. He will be missed by all that knew him
So sorry for your loss,you are in our prayers
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God be with you all. Blake was a wonderful friend had been for many years. Always knew how to have fun. RIP My Friend. Till we meet again.
Ms Nell, Derek, and family:We were so sorry to hear about Blake and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Deepest condolences for the family! Praying for you all during this difficult time! Blake was known for his fast driving and his laughter was contagious. Smile when you look up, he's smiling from above.
I surly loved you. What a difference you made in my life. But you can enjoy life to the fullest now . You made it sweet boy. Love Aunt Carolyn
RIP . Blake was one of a kind. Lot of good times with him.
I'm losted without you sending lots of hugs love and healing prayers to family and friends
Sending sympathy to the Benefield family at this sad time. Memories of you all at Lambrook & Elaine. May Godâ€™s peace & love be with each of you.
GOD'S speed old friend... Give it Hell in Heaven ðŸ™â¤ï¸ðŸ™... Till we meet again...Blake was/is a good friend. He will be missed.. Love and prayers ðŸ™â¤ï¸ðŸ™ to his family.
Nell we are so very sorry for your loss, we canâ€™t even imagine! We love you so much..
Nell, I'm so sorry about Blake. My prayers for you and your family in your time of need. If there's anything you need, please let me know.
My brother, is in pain no more. Godspeed Blake. Iâ€™ll see you on the other side.