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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  1. Ms. Bea always had some wisdom to share regarding cooking. She once told me she uses chicken broth in many of her dishes because it creates the best flavor! She had a great personality and wit about herself. She will truly be missed! May she rest in peace!

  2. You’ve always been my right hand chick Vicky girl. I will never forget your humor and your somewhat nice words lol. I miss you and I love you. You fought hard and for that I thank you! 💚

  3. Whom shall I call, Who will be on that other end when I mistakenly dial your number and it will ring ? When patiently knowing that sometimes you’d fumble to answer it or phone was in other room. Our scheduled calls catching up on silly gossip, Our grandkids, To get that Silence because your not there ? Or to dial and no longer even hear it ring- Do they have phones in heaven? Yes I believe in heaven Can you sneak a call and tell me how Splendid how Beautiful how Colorful it is and to mostly know you arrived and are by his side happy? Just one more call.– I LOVE YOU MAMA, Will Forever be in my Heart.

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