BELOVED PERRY PASTOR PASSES AWAY
Funeral Service to Be Held Saturday in Williamston
Beloved longtime pastor of Family Christian Church of Perry, Michael Bennett, passed away at age 60 on Saturday, December 23rd. He was also the owner of Michael Bennett & Sons Construction Co. in Haslett.
Friends, family, business associates and congregants are mourning Bennett's passing; Jessica Maine Douglas wrote on Facebook, "Mike was my pastor for many years...he helped me establish my foundation with the Lord. He baptised me in his pool. He counseled myself and Buddy before and after we were married. He married us. This man loved so many and was loved by many in return."
"Michael dedicated his life to giving to others but above all was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Michael touched the lives of countless people through his selfless nature and steadfast faith in God," his obituary reads.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 30th at Mount Hope Church in Williamston at 11am. Family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 2 to 4pm and from 6 to 8pm.
FREEWAY "A SOLID SHEET OF ICE" DRIVER SAYS
Crash On I-69 at Woodbury Road Snarls Afternoon Traffic
Facebook video shared with Durand Now captures image of Wednesday afternoon crash on I-69 at M-13/Brittani Paige A crash involving a semi and a small car tied up traffic on Wednesday afternoon on eastbound I-69 near the Woodbury Road exit. WLNS-TV says a Volkswagen Gulf ended up underneath a semi.
Eastbound I-69 has been slow or shut down in numerous places throughout the day as one driver called the freeway "a solid sheet of ice from Lansing to the Perry exit."