John Bennie Castilaw

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Services for Mr. John Bennie Castilaw, of Ruth, Mississippi, are 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Victory Baptist Church with interment at the church cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from from 5 until 9 p.m., at Riverwood Family and will resume Thursday from noon until time of the service at the church.

Mr. John Bennie Castilaw, 78, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 9, 2019. He was born on May 27, 1941, to the late Henry Bennie Castilaw and Willie Maude Castilaw.

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John was a member and deacon of Victory Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Topisaw Lodge #413 and enjoyed hunting, “piddling” and visiting the nursing home and shut-ins.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Revia Bryant.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tennie Rae Castilaw; sons, Glen Castilaw and Steve Castilaw and wife, Celeste; daughter, Vickie Rushing and husband, Johnny; brother, Robert Castilaw, of Haslet, Texas; and sisters, Ruth Temple, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dorothy Staford. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Will Rushing, Zane Rushing, Kaitlyn Castilaw and John Stephen Castilaw and step-grandchildren, Colby Cade and Caitlin Cade; and a special cousin, James Castilaw.

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