Benjamin Edward Major Jr.

Published 7:27 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Benjamin Edward Major Jr. passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Riverside Regional with his family by his side.  Ben had a love for boats, sports and family.

Ben, a master boat builder, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and he leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Fay Bennett Major; children, Cheryl Jeffers (Scott), Pixie Jones (Windy), Ben Major III (Laura) and Gene Major (Julie); nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sisters, Trudy Stevenson (Clint) and Martha Lou Garrett (Wayne).

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Memorial donations can be made to Edmarc Hospice for Children, 516 London St., Portsmouth, VA 23704.

A Life Celebration service was held at Smithfield Baptist Church on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Donald Rhoton officiating. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center. Burial will be private.

Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at