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Irin �Brad� Bennett


Captain Irin �Brad� Bennett, age 47, of Fernandina Beach, FL, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

A native of Fernandina, he was born on February 25, 1971, the son of Al and Mary Bennett. He was an ace catcher, senior class president, and graduate of Fernandina Beach High School in 1989, and after high school attended St. John�s River State College on a baseball scholarship. Following his time at St. John�s, he attended Wake Forest University as well as the police academy.

Brad returned home to Fernandina to join the family business. He was a proud third generation commercial fisherman and the captain of many shrimp boats over the years. He was at home on the water. He loved to play the guitar and ride his Harley-Davidson Road King whenever the opportunity arose.

His grandmother Mary Catherine Bennett, grandparents Harold Lee and Willie Hulett Godwin, Sr, uncle, Roger Godwin, and cousin Philip Godwin all preceded him in death.

He leaves behind his parents, Al and Mary Bennett, his beloved wife of 18 years, Kristi Bennett, his daughter and son-in-law, Summer and Luke Andresen, his son, Eythan Robertson, his brother, Deron Bennett, grandfather, Cecil Bennett, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Father Jose Kallukalam officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will serve as pallbearers.

Brad will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Floral Tributes are accepted or you may make memorials in his name to St. Michaels Catholic Church, 505 Broome Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.


CHRIS BRYAN January 23, 2019
Brad will be missed by so many. Please know there are prayers everywhere for this special family. Love, Chris and Bill

DAVIS & DEE January 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

JAMIE DEONAS January 23, 2019
Prayers and comforting thoughts to the Bennett family. I will cherish always memories growing up with Brad.

ELAINE BOWEN January 23, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Brad. He was such a great guy. So glad to have been friends with him and met him when I moved here in 1987. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

THE BRADLEY FAMILY January 24, 2019
Our hearts mourn with you. Your SC friends are thinking of you and are praying for you all. Hugs, Tim, Stephanie & Tanner

THE MOCK FAMILY January 24, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Brad�s entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

BEN AND GAIL SHAVE January 24, 2019
Mary and Al, Gail and I are so sad about Brad. You know he was one f my very favorites. We pray for
You and the entire family..

You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Much love � John and Michele Holbrook

KAREN LANGSHAW January 24, 2019
Much love to you all, What a wonderful man he was. I loved having him in our family and am so glad we had the time to get to know him. I have always heard only the most wonderful things about him�you were great role models.

Pray for family and friends. Brad you will be missed..
Rip my friend. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

JIMMY & JERRIE MOORE January 24, 2019
Mary, Al, Kristy and all family, we are so sad for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue in the days ahead.

TAMMY CARTER BUHR January 24, 2019
I�m so heartbroken for you all. I know what a close family you guys are and this is got to be so hard. I will cherish the photo we all took together at shrimp fest. Love and big hugs to you all of you! ?

GENE FULLWOOD January 24, 2019
Such a great guy gone to soon. RIP Cap.

NOLA ANN HORNE January 24, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. It�s so hard to believe he had left us so young. I am praying God will bring you peace.

ERIC BROWN January 24, 2019
My condolences to the Bennett family and friends. I will always remember all the school years with Brad. He will be missed.

LEALIE CLEMONS January 24, 2019
Oh my, I�m so sorry to hear of Brad�s passing!

KEVIN DRAKE January 24, 2019
Al, Mary, Kristi and family: I am saddened to hear this about Brad. I remember coaching him in basketball when he was 11 or 12 years old. He was a good kid and a pleasure to coach. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God grant you His grace and His peace.

SHERRY CARTER January 24, 2019
A warm human soul, always kind. My condolences to the family.

DAVID HOLTON January 25, 2019
Al and Mary and your entire family our condolences and prayers for all of you. I am so sorry and saddened to hear about your loss and tragedy. BB was an amazing friend and catcher, he influenced and contributed to my my life during those years of connection and It is my honor to have been able to say that I knew him. Prayers David and entire Holton family

Our hearts and prayers to the entire family. RIP Brad

SUSAN MCCOY January 25, 2019
Mary, my heart is broken for you and your family.

JR AND MAUREEN DUNN January 25, 2019
He is a Warrior Angel in heaven and will be forever remembered on earth. Brad was an outstanding young man . His integrity shined through all his endeavors and his caring character was evident to all. Although our hearts are heavy for his family �s loss , we shall rejoice in his memory and celebrate his life.

SHERRIE SNEAD KINDT January 25, 2019
I am so very sorry. Brad was a great guy and classmate. Prayers for each of you in this time for comfort and peace.

So very sorry for your loss. Vicki and I have so many great memories with Brad in Highschool. Our deepest sympathies and love

THE MEEHAN FSMILY. January 25, 2019
What a wonderful and special man Brad grew to be. He was such a sweet young man. Our family enjoyed spending time with him in his teen years Our deepest sympathy to the entire Bennett family especially Brads wife Kristi, Al and Mary and Derrin

MARTHA SORENSON January 25, 2019
we are deeply sorry for your loss..may memories bring peace in the coming days.Martha & Randy Sorenson

Captain Brad, you will be missed by so many especially by Captain Cecil, he is so proud of you and spoke often about the great shrimp er that followed in his footsteps. You are now in the arms of the angels and your savior. Godspeed, RIP Captain. Prayers and hugs to your beautiful family, may they find peace in aLL the sweet memories you shared.

JANICE ANCRUM January 25, 2019
Mary & Al � So very sorry to hear of Brad�s passing. May the loving presence of God keep you and your family in his comfort and bring you peace.

STEPHEN JOHNS January 25, 2019
I�m so lucky to have run into Brad a couple of weeks ago. We hadn�t seen each other in several years and it was great catching up. My brother and I grew up across the street from Brad and Deron and we had some very fun times. The Bennett�s were such great neighbors.

I�m so sorry for your loss. He�ll be missed by everyone.

CHUCK & DEBI DRACE January 25, 2019
My heart breaks for all of you. I know your faith will help you heal and I know that his family in heaven welcomed him home. I hope that gives you all peach.

LAURYE RAY January 25, 2019
I am so sorry to read this. I fondly remember that little first grade boy in my class and was proud to read of his accomplishments over the years. God bless you all.

JIM BUSH January 25, 2019
Mary and Al I am so sorry to learn of your son�s passing. I did not know him other than he must have been a great guy with parents like you. May he rest in peace and may God�s love abide with you at this time.

The angels ate with your entire family and we will keep you all in our hearts and prayers. God bless.

MARY AND TOM DUFFY January 25, 2019
Mary and Al,
We are so sorry for your loss. Peace and love to you and the family.

DUANE SIMS January 26, 2019
Al & Mary,
I was so very sorry to hear this sad news. I�ve always felt a special attachment to your family through all the stories that Roger shared with me through the years. I only wish there was something I could say or do to ease the pain that I know you are feeling. I know that Brad and Roger must be together now looking down on us all and saying if they only knew what we found here! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Mary & Al & family, My heart aches for all of you. Only heard the best things about Brad. A man to be proud of. Peace to you all.

GLENDA & MARVIN BLACK January 26, 2019
Mary & Al & family, My heart aches for all of you. Only heard the best things about Brad. A man to be proud of. Peace to you all.

CHARLEEN C KROL January 26, 2019
Prayers to the family! May god comfort you all!!

DONNA KAY PERKINS January 26, 2019
Jimm� and i loved you so much peace be to you donna kay

JEAN KERRY January 27, 2019
With deepest thoughts and prayers .

JUDY BROWN COX January 27, 2019
Dear Mary, Al and family,
My heart is saddened to hear of Brad�s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Judy Brown Cox

Our deepest sympathy.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

May God wrap his arms around you and the family during your time of sorrow. I pray for peace, understanding and comfort. From school to HUT parties I have a lot of fond memories of Brad. He was always friendly to others, had a heart of gold and loved his family. Many prayers and deepest sympathies

Al, Mary, Kristi and Family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that loving memories of Brad will bring you peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathies.

SHELIA ROPER FIELDS February 1, 2019
Mary and Al I love you two dearly and my heart is broken to know
your Son is resting with God so soon.
Mary I hope this Verse may bring you comfort Isaiah 41:13
You have all my Prayers and Love
Shelia Roper Fields

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