Rev. Ben W. Jarrett Sr.

Rev. Ben W. Jarrett Sr. passed on to glory on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.  Rev Jarrett was born in East St. Louis on September 14, 1928.  He later lived in Fairview Heights and Smithton, IL.  He had been a resident of Freeburg Care center since 2004.

He was a minister at Black Lane Gardens Baptist Church, Delmonte Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Smithton and Faith Baptist Church of Marissa.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Howard and Lillian nee Grawl, Jarrett
  • Granddaughter: Angela Jarrett

He leaves behind his:

  • Beloved wife of 67 years, Gloria nee Touchette Jarrett, with whom he shared an eternal love
  • Five children
    • Ben (Francie) Jarrett Jr
    • Danny (Lynn) Jarrett
    • Kathy (Roger) Winning
    • Susan (John) Leahy
    • Sherry Favre
  • Brother: Roger Jarrett
  • Seven grandchildren
    • Ben W. Jarrett III
    • Andi Jarrett
    • Dawn, nee Winning Cusack
    • Donna, nee Winning Johnson
    • Roger Winning Jr
    • Jesse Favre
    • Benjamin Favre
  • Eight great-grandchildren


Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Freeburg, IL.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 4, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home with  Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.   Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Rev. Ben W. Jarrett Sr.:

    Many blessings to our extended family, The Jarrett's . Ben was a wonderful man with a huge sense of humor and a gifted minister. I feel honored to have had him marry Steve and I in July of 1980 and will never forget spending Sunday's at his services with his daughter and my best friend, Susan. He was always inspiring. We'll forever be grateful to have met Ben and his family. Welcome home Ben. You'll be missed.

    Terri & Steve Williams Nashville TN 37214

    I am so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of your family as our neighbors. It was always great to see Ben at Kurrus and to "catch up" with your family additions and activities. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Nora Cruikshank Swenson

    Nora Cruikshank Swenson Albany Georgia 31721

    Dear Ben & Family - I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. I'm sure he was a fine man. He preached at one of my dad's brother's funerals and I remember that well. Sincerely, Phyllis Donham Lackey

    Phyllis A. (Donham) Lackey Columbia Illinois 62236

    To Susan and Sherry, Your Father was an example of showing that Jesus lives in others. I always loved that church in Smithton. My thoughts are with you. Bill.

    Bill Addleman Portland Oregon 97202