Loggins, June Benjamin

June Benjamin Loggins

June Benjamin Loggins, of Jonesboro, passed away on Aug. 31, 2011.

June was born on May 3, 1923, in Bellingham, Wash. She was the oldest of two children (brother, Keith Benjamin) born to Ida and Milford Benjamin.

June was a keen student and avid reader, becoming an elementary school teacher in 1943. After teaching for two years in her home state of Washington, she met Emory Gilbert Loggins, Jr., a dashing soldier stationed nearby at Fort Lewis. After marrying on June 3, 1946, the couple moved to East Point, Ga., where her husband became a U.S. Postman and general handyman to people in need.

After the birth of her last child in 1960, she returned to what she loved so much, becoming a Kindergarten teacher and director for the First Baptist Church of East Point, where she led the Kindergarten program for 34 years. She then became the librarian for the church.

June’s marriage was the center of her life for 53 years, until Gilbert’s death in June of 1999. Together, they had five children –– Emory, III, Benjamin, Roger, David and Douglas.

She was also a dedicated grandmother to her seven grandchildren –– Gil, Matt, Emily, Alex, Keith, Tony and Ruby, and three great-grandchildren –– Lacey, Isabella and Jacob.

Mom, you were our greatest supporter and inspiration.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, in East Point. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, Ga. 30291, (770) 969-8354.