Miss Bennie Rochelle Overshown, 43, daughter of Bennie and Linda Overshown was born May 20, 1969 and departed this life on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at home with Family in Texas City, Texas.
At an early age she accepted Christ and attended Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas. She attended school in La Marque Independent School District as well as College of the Mainland. Bennie’s sparkling personality and liberated spirit afforded her various careers including an EMT and medical Tech with UTMB/TDCJ, a 17 yr career with Texas Department of Criminal Justice, in which she advanced through the ranks, and finally most recently truck driving which allowed her to travel throughout the country meeting countless people along the way.
Rochelle leaves to cherish her memory, her parents; two brothers, Robert Keith Overshown (Rosie) and Eric Roberts; her three sisters, Belinda Renee Overshown, Lori Overshown (Nelson), and Brandi Overshown; nine nieces and nephews; two devoted nieces, LaDasia Phillips and Jona’ Overshown; three godsons, Kevin Parker, Tevin Parker, and Braydon Manuel; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family will receive guests for visitation and a wake service from 5PM until 8PM Friday April 26, 2013 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591. A home-going celebration will be held the following morning, April 27, 2013 at 10AM, also at Carnes Funeral Home, Reverend L. J. Kimble will officiate. A committal service and interment will follow immediately after, at Post Oak Cemetery in Augusta, Texas. DJ/JWS