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Nathaniel Bennett

12/16/1954 - 02/22/2023


Obituary For Nathaniel Bennett

Nathaniel "Nate" Bennett, Sr was born on December 16, 1954 to Chester Bennett, and Annie Pearl (Mcquire) Bennett in Chattanooga,TN. He spent a little time in Atlanta, GA before relocating to Washington, DC for a number of years where he met his wife and best friend of 43 years. From this union came six beautiful children. He later retired to Hollywood, FL where he peacefully departed this life.

He was educated in both Hamilton County TN & DC Public Schools. He landed an amazing opportunity as an Italian chef apprentice at a Historic restaurant in Washington DC. He was so fun, and very energetic. He walked nearly everywhere. When he wasn't walking, He’d be riding his bike. Daddy was a straight shooter! Mean when he wanted to be but was sweet at heart. He absolutely loved to entertain, and be entertained. He loved to cook, fish, watch horror and action movies, as well as
to spend quality time with his family.

His favorite past times were talking trash with his sons, and having a cold one over great conversation, and a full rack of ribs. He was a fun loving man, and generous to everyone he'd meet. He was enjoyable to be around and was the kind of friend who never met a stranger.

He worked for 50+ years as a founding chef for AV Italiano Restaurant in Washington DC. He was a beloved Italian Chef, who later made his way to Hollywood, Fl where he began working as lead chef for Boardwalk Restaurants.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Linda Bennett, six children: LaChan (Warrick), Redonna, Keonna (Aaron), Shavonna (Joseph), Nathaniel Bennett Jr, Timothy James (LaChanda), brother Cecil, sisters Christine and Grace Ann, brother-in-law Andre Richardson (Dana), and sister-in-law Andrea Richardson.

Beloved grandchildren: Tiara, Tyron, Tyler, Reginald Jr, Dreonna, Delonquay, Darjanae, Justin, Jessica, Ambrea, Aarionna, Aaron Jr, Robert, Ahmari, Joseph Jr., Jovaughn, Alexis, Autumn, Malia, Alan and a host of great grandchildren.

His beloved & devoted best friend of 50+ years August "Augi" (Pasquelina) Vasio,

His friend Kathy & friends from the restaurant, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other loved ones.

His father Chester, mother Annie Pearl, brothers: Benjamin, James, Chester Jr, Tomalee, sister Sarah Elaine, grandson Jermaine and granddaughter Keyosha all preceded him in death.

His funny laugh, and infectious personality will forever be etched in our hearts.
Memorial Service & Committal will be managed by Unity Life Christian Ministries, 5210 Auth Rd, 4th Fl, Camp Springs, MD 20746, Bishop Dr. Raymond Horton, III, Presiding Officiant.

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  • 03/17/2023

    My Memory Bring Pizza Home Every Night Even Though See Each Other Or Talk On Phone Always Love Uncle Nat!!πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈ

  • 03/17/2023

    Nate, I truly miss you so much .when we were young we did everything even got me a job with you which I didn't keep.I couldn't understand what they were saying but you did we followed each other to 6th Street.That's where you met and married your Beautiful wife.God knew what he was doing.He gave you the most Loving and caring children a man like you could ask for such a time like this.they held your hand until you decided to go ahead and sleep in peace.I know our mother was there to greet you with her Beautiful smile. Thank God for the time he gave us.I Love you so much.

  • 03/17/2023

    Nathaniel Bennett was a good friend. I am very glad to have been a part of his world. He was true to everything he said and didn't hold back. We had a lot of fun going to places. I'm not going to name all of them. One if his famous quotes was, "that mofo," I used to laugh when he said that. I remember the time when Michelle and I bbq on his birthday, it was wonderful to take part in his celebration. He watched his movies and enjoyed himself. I will truly miss him.

  • 03/17/2023

    Daddy, I know you can't read this in heaven. But I wanted you to know that we did everything possible to let the world know your amazing story. We love and miss you soooooooooo much, its surreal. I still cannot believe you are gone. I can still hear your infectious laugh. I promise to do the best I can to keep your memory alive without truly falling apart and will treasure all of the special times we had together while you were here. I don't know how I am going to do birthdays now that you are gone. I'm gonna miss our shenanigans at Shenanigans! lol I'm so glad I brought you all of your favorite things and your favorite foods. I love you so much! Life won't be the same without you. You are forever in our hearts. To my sweet beautiful and strong mommy and my brothers & sisters, I love you! We got this!

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