Benjamin Morris Fisher

Published 12:02 pm Friday, June 6, 2014

Benjamin “Ben” Morris Fisher, age 56 and a resident of the Hackley community, died early Monday afternoon, June 2, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center. He was a chief engineer on supply boats for Hornbeck and other offshore companies and attended Deliverance Temple COGIC in Kentwood. Ben enjoyed any type of fishing and had even done commercial fishing and shrimping. He loved gardening, and though he was rough on the outside, he was just a “big ole teddy bear.”

He put his family first as he was a wonderful husband and stepfather to his stepchildren and grandchildren. Ben was a great friend to those that knew him well.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Faith Gill Fisher of Hackley; daughter and son-in-law Fannie Charlene Barber and J.C. Barber of Enon; adopted son Brandon Marshall Fisher of Franklinton; step-children Jani Wright, Janna “Rach” Wright, Brad Wright and Robert Wright; nine grandchildren; brothers Billy Merle Fisher and Cathy Stringfield of Abita Springs; and eight sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Rusty Bellefly of Covington, Wanda Gayle Graham of Warnerton, Phyllis Crain of Franklinton, Charlotte Baughtman of Warnerton, Willetta Fisher and Everett Cedotal, Marie Call all of Mt. Hermon, Cynthia and Ronald Pelligrin of Covington and Stella and Jamie Holden of Franklinton. He also had numerous nieces, nephews, other stepchildren, cousins and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Marion Fisher and Rowena Husser Fisher, stepmother Mary Katherine “Kat” Dunn Fisher, granddaughter Billie M’lin Fisher, infant brother Bob Mark Fisher, a brother-in-law, Willie J. Crain, and cousin David Wayne Emmons.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 6 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. John A. Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery.