Cedric Benson
1982 - 2019
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Cedric Benson was a star running back for the University of Texas who was the first draft choice of the Chicago Bears in 2005. Benson was a legendary back in Texas who was a high school superstar at Midland Lee and rushed for over 5,000 yards at the University of Texas. Benson had a tough 3 year stint with the Bears due to injuries and disagreements with coaches. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008 and rushed for over 1,000 yards three out of four seasons. He retired from injuries while with the Packers in 2012.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 19, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Calling hours
06:00 - 08:00 PM
At Funeral Home
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
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May 21, 2020
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Benny and Mary Ellen LEDESMA
May 20, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's.
November 28, 2019
My condolences on your tremendous loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.
October 20, 2019
Cedric we the people of Cincinnati have broken heart's we lost one of our own he was true gentleman and I and my wife always had that great smile.god love Cedric .r.i.p. my dear friend and love ya always. Cincinnati ohio45215
Rob Pippin
September 20, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his athletic ability. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning.
September 5, 2019
In memory of former Bears running back Cedric Benson.
September 1, 2019
Such a great loss for the community and close relatives. My prayers are with all of us who suffered a terrible loss. May Jehova God help to cope with our loss
Neighbor
August 31, 2019
I am so deeply sorry for the heartbreak that the Benson family is experiencing. I extend my sincere condolences to you all. May your cherished memories console you and may the Father of tender mercies be with you.
SA
August 29, 2019
Rest LongHorn you have ran your last play May you Rest In Peace .
Joseph Moody
August 28, 2019
Your memories will live on forever. You touched so many lives you will be forever missed.
BRENDA HEITZMANN
August 28, 2019
blessings...
August 28, 2019
RIP Cedric. Longhorn Nation for ever!
August 28, 2019
To the family of Cedric Benson he will be missed but you will receive comfort from almighty God now and in the future
YM
August 27, 2019
JOHN ALBERT ARZOLA 2012 @DON DARIO'S ON 6TH ST
LINDA PEREZ
August 27, 2019
ZANIYA NICOLE ARZOLA 2012 @DON DARIO'S ON 6TH ST
LINDA PEREZ
August 27, 2019
May God continue to bless and keep the Benson family. Cedric left a lot of great memories in the lives of many. May his legacy live on. God Bless you all
August 26, 2019
Rest in peace Cedric! Praying peace for your family and love ones!
Cynthia Crayton
August 25, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. May God the hearer of prayers comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time.
1Peter 5:10
August 25, 2019
Cedric Benson you have given me & others a lot of good memories during your life time. My condolences and prayers goes out to your daughter & family. God has come to take you home to be in a better place.
Ernest Mayfield
Acquaintance
August 25, 2019
Cedric,
Wow, Longhorn nation is so in shock right now.
There's a hole in the Longhorn universe!!
Kudos to your parents for that beautiful smile,
Keep watching over us and smiling on Longhorn Nation.

We love and adore you!

R.I.P. kind sir.











Proud Lifetime Texas Ex 1977-1981
W. Amerson-Haynes
August 24, 2019
Never met the man but I loved the passion and energy he brought to my favorite football team. So very sad when anyone leaves this earth too soon.
August 24, 2019
Cedric, my husband and I met you at a Trail Ride, you will be missed. Prayers for the Benson family.

Eric and Cheryl Harden
Eric Harden
August 24, 2019
CED I love you,and I'm gonna miss you.Im gonna tell all my friends "you did your best"
Buk Prive
August 24, 2019
Alishia
August 24, 2019
I remember Cedric's Chicago years and then his comeback with the Bengals. I am so sorry about his death. I pray that his family has beautiful memories and these give them some comfort. I also pray that Jehovah comforts them during this difficult time.
Alfreda Valentine
August 24, 2019
My prayers go out to all of you in this time. Have comfort in knowing he now rests in the arms of the Lord..
August 24, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Michael Pope
Family
August 24, 2019
Liz Taylor
Friend
August 24, 2019
You've now joined the Angel's. You will be truly missed! God bless your daughter and family.
Marie Thompson
August 24, 2019
Watched you grow up and represent Midland proudly. My son wanted to be just like you. RIP Cedric.
Gwen Wiseman
Neighbor
August 24, 2019
My deepest condolence to Cedric's family and friends. While coaching Cedric and his classmate at Milam Elem. I knew then at Cedric's future would touch some many people lives. He always encouraged and gave great advice to his teammates. Cedric had a smile on his face that brought happiness to people soul, that you couldn't help but smile back. He will be dearly missed. Heaven gained an angel. It is hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.
Cynthia (Coach) Fisher
Teacher
August 24, 2019
Cedric was a true and vibrant star. He will always be remembered as chamption.
Lloyd Ward
Acquaintance
August 23, 2019
Jackie Green
Friend
August 23, 2019
With deepest sympathy
Ronald Stancy
August 23, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss, may Cedric Rest in Peace in the arms of our Lord. Prayers sent for all of his loved ones.
Suzanne Hamel
August 23, 2019
This is for you cousin! We love you!
Ced! I'm your cousin Nigel Benson from Waco, Texas. I can't believe your gone cousin, I would watch you play football and get motivated because of you when I played football. This is a big loss to our family but we love you and I know you are running touchdowns in heaven in front of God himself. I'm proud to be cousins with you and I love my Benson family!!! This is not the end, the Marathon Continuous
Nigel Benson
August 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to the family. He was well loved both in my hometown of Midland and in Austin where we now live. His legacy will live on. Rest in paradise Ced.
June Munoz-Niblett
Acquaintance
August 23, 2019
ann Johnson
August 23, 2019
Cedric - May you rest in peace as you watch the burnt orange sunsets with God by your side...thank you for the memories of some great Texas football. Prayers for the family...and Hook'em #32♥
Guy & Kris Robbins
August 23, 2019
Thank you for the memories of such a talented young man. Even after football, he continued to give back to his community. I offer my condolences to your family, friends, and us, your fans. Rest in Peace, Cedric.
Vickie Schuette
August 23, 2019
My prayers go out to the Benson family. Cedric was an excellent player for the University of Texas and the NFL. The city of Austin and all of Texas will dearly miss him. Rest in peace.
Matalin Mosby
August 23, 2019
I loved watching Cedric play throughout his years starting at Texas. Always left it out on the field! My heart breaks for the family. I hope his legacy lives through you! He was an absolutely amazing guy!
Don Jones
Acquaintance
August 23, 2019
This is a rough one. AMAZING young man. Way to represent Texas. Prayers to your loving family. May God comfort and ease the pain of all those whom are hurting. Rest in perfect peace Ced.
Kym Merriweather
August 23, 2019
Jackie and family, praying always
Linda Hickey, McDonald family
Neighbor
August 23, 2019
Was one of the best kids on the team, I had the opportunity to coach Cedric Benson on the little league baseball team in Midland, Texas I had a team of really good kids but he was one of the best will be missed.
Herman Harris
Friend
August 23, 2019
Sharna Hickey
Friend
August 23, 2019
RIH dear cousin. See you on the other side.
Your cousin
Elisia Benson
Elisia Benson
August 23, 2019
I enjoyed watching Cedric play for the Bears. It sounds like he had gone on to do some great things after his playing days. May God bless the family.
Jill Washington
August 23, 2019
What a talented athlete- enjoyed all of the excitement that you brought to Cincinnati. Most of all thank you for getting involved in the community while you were here - it means as much or more than a touchdown. Condolences to your family - RIP Ced.
Mary S
August 23, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Wilma (Harris) Parker
Friend
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