Linda P. Benton

Mount Vernon – Linda P. Benton, 69, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 25, 1948 in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of Mary “Peanut” Pietroski of Princess Anne and the late Joe “Pete” Pietroski.  She had worked as an assistant director of Somerset County Social Services. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She loved Sunday dinners with her family, line dancing, traveling and a team captain for Relay for Life for many years. Linda was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon where she was serving as treasurer, a lifetime member of Skipjack Heritage, Inc., and a lifetime member of the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary where she served as the first treasurer.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Walton H. Benton, Sr. of Mt. Vernon, 3 children, Lisa Fortune (Brian), Karen White, and Walton Benton, Jr. (Kim), siblings, Joey Pietroski (Karen), and Jerry Pietroski (Debbie), brother-in-laws, Clifton Benton (Wanda) and Delmas Benton (Vicki), sisters-in-law, Donna White and Bonnie Muir (Mike), grandchildren, Jessica Pittman, Sarah Radd, Chad and Olivia White, Brookie and Colton Benton and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Reverend Joseph Cain will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Asbury U.M. Church, 13263 Renshaw Rd., Princess Anne.

13 comments to Linda P. Benton

  • Jay white

    Prayers to all her family and friends. Till we all see her again in heaven.God bless.

  • george and debbie bailey

    joey, we are so sorry to have heard of your sisters passing. our thoughts and prayers are for your mother, her husband and her children, and all her siblings, and the rest of her family. there are not enough words to express how we feel for your lose, geo. and I both have lost siblings and it hurts so bad. geo. and debbie

  • Karen white

    I love u mommy

  • Karen white

    I love you mommy

  • Tammy

    A great Aunt as well as a beautiful person inside out. You will be greatly missed by all. We love you!!


    Linda brought joy and laughter to everyone she was around. So sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman.

  • MaeBelle

    What a honor to have just known Linda. I will never forget how she helped me many years ago. Rest In Peace!

  • Liz Warfield

    Dear family
    What a precious lady! All who knew her LOVED her! Heaven is sweeter now! Much love and many prayers are with you all!

  • Therese Frakes

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She will be greatly missed

  • Teresa Barnes Henry

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Walt and family, so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. So glad that I got to see you both last year at our 50th reunion. Always thought you guys were the cutest couple..

  • Paul and Wendy Thornton

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time. Linda always showed so much love for others and especially her family, friends and church family. She will truly be missed.

  • Dale E. Watson

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  • So sorry to for your loss. Linda was such a wonderful lady. Everyone that knew her loved her.

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