Lolita “Lil Bit” Arlene Bennett, 66, of Lisbon died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her home. A private family service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There was a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids.
Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.
Lolita was a loving, caring, and amazing friend, sister, mother, and grandmother.
Lolita was born to Arnold Stephens and Willie Mae Doby on Aug. 25, 1954 in Jacksonville, Fla. After a short stop in Oklahoma, Lolita made her way to Albuquerque, N.M.
She is survived by two sons Derek, and Marquis (Carmen) Stephens, and a brother William Stephens. She is also survived by three grandchildren Jayden, Brooklyn and Londyn. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Desarene.
After retiring from Hewlett-Packard, Lolita set a path to graduate from college. She earned degrees from Kirkwood Community College and Ashford University. One of Lolita’s passions was helping people. Lolita volunteered at UnityPoint and the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon.
Lolita loved to dance, sing, and spend time with her grandbabies. Her smile and laugh would make the darkest room as light as day. She will be missed dearly.
A memorial fund has been established.