December 27, 1938 ~ June 13, 2019
Benilda Vicki Barnes "Ms.Bea" was born December 27, 1938, in Manilla, Philipines to Leo Lott Sr. And Elena Lott.
Benilda moved to the United States at the age of 10, settling in San Antonio, Texas. She received her formal education at Saint Peter Claver High School. Benilda loved and took great cared for her children, Toi Brooks, Toni Brooks, Benilda Haley and John Haley Jr.
Benilda sparked a passion for culinary arts and shared her passion for “Soul Food” cooking throughout San Antonio at Tucker's Cozy Corner, Nairobi's Bar & Grill, Tyler's Place, Greenwood's Bar & Grill, Midtown Cocktails, Tommy Moore's Cafe, Jim's Resaurant and retired from the Bexar County Restitution Center.
Benilda passed into her Lords arms, Wednesday, June 13, 2019 at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Lott Sr. and Elena Lott, sister Theresa Lott and husband Charles Brooks. She is survived by her daughters; Toni Brooks, Toi Brooks, daughter Benilda Haley and son, John Haley, siblings; Leo Lott Jr. and Christopher Lott; grandchildren, Jasmine Lampkin , Megahn Foley, Sydnee Booker, Jaeden Cameron; great grandchild; Lennox Lampkin other relatives and friends.
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