Benjamin Jarad McNorrill

Born: Fri., Apr. 9, 1993
Died: Sun., Apr. 30, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 05, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Benjamin Jarad McNorrill, age 24, of Fitzgerald, GA on Sunday, April 30, 2017 due from injuries received in an ATV accident.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2 PM in the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Spence officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery with Rev. Lloyd Stembridge officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 PM.

Pallbearers are Wade Ellington, Jared McNorrill, Chad Lewis, Austin McDonald, Tyler Pool, Austin Padgett, Brian Douglas, and Chris Ray.

Honorary Pallbearers are Doug Giddens, Jason Mobley, Mack Woods, Matt Turner, and Brad Williams.

Mr. McNorrill was born on April 9, 1993 in Augusta, GA and was a 2011 graduate of the Jackson County Comprehensive High School. An avid outdoorsman Jarad loved hunting, especially duck, fishing, golf, baseball, working his yellow lab Georgia, and dancing with his mom. He attended Talmo Baptist Church in Talmo, GA and visited frequently at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with his family.  Jarad was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Kenneth Johnson and Michael Roy McNorrill.

Survivors include:

His Mother: Lisa Johnson Rich (Tim) of Pendergrass, GA

His Father: Ben McNorrill (Billie Jo) of Fitzgerald, GA

One Sister: Mattie Rich of Pendergrass, GA

Three Step Brothers: David Pendergrass, Derek Pendergrass, and Dillon Pendergrass all of Fitzgerald, GA

Grandparents: Betty Blackburn Johnson, Melba Grisham McNorrill, and Jack and Brenda Rich.

Best Friend: Cole Meaders

Loving Companion: Georgia

Nieces, nephews, and extended family

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Jarad McNorrill Baseball Scholarship, c/o Lisa Rich, 331 Blackberry Lane, Pendergrass GA 30567.

Condolences may be submitted online at

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Benjamin Jarad McNorrill of Fitzgerald, GA.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Teresa Hollingsworth
   Posted Wed May 03, 2017
I don't know of anything that I can say that will ease your pain. Just know that we are keeping you in our prayers. We pray for a peace that passes all understanding. I am so sorry for your loss. Teresa (Hannah & Chad Wilson's Mama)

Janet & David Hallman
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Ben & Melba,

We know words can not express how we all feel right now. Jarad was an awesome young man and we were proud to call him cousin. Robert will never forget the sleepover when they were just small kids. Such good times. I know that he is having the time of his life in Heaven with his Great Great Uncle Norris and his Grandpa Mickey. Oh can you see the stories that they are swapping. Ben and Melba, know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers. May you RIP Jarad. You will be greatly missed by this family and your cousins Josh and Robert. Love you !!!

Janet and David Hallman
Josh & Robert

Robin & Teddy McGee
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. We are sorry for your loss. Jared, was such a great person, son, brother he will live on in our memories forever. Please know you are in our prayers and we wish you well.

Love Uncle Teddy & Aunt Robin

Deborah McCoy
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
My heart aches for you all. Praying for you, and trusting in God's purposes.

Paul & Tracy McKie
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Dear Ben & Family,
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Jarad. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Renee Rowell
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Robert and Renee Rowell.

We're so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Robert and Renee Rowell

Nathan, April, Kaleigh and Matthew Wood
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for your family. We will continue to pray for you Lisa, Tim and Mattie as well as the rest of the family. I know that God has his hands planted firmly on each of you to lift you up and surround you with his love.

Cyndie Norell
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Ben and Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Jeff and Donna Heller
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
We would like to offer our sincere sympathy. Jarad was a pleasure to work with and became a good friend to all of us here at Irwin. He will be missed by all that knew him. We have experienced the path that you are going through, we lost a daughter, and it is not an easy path to follow, but know that your faith will help you through this.

Jeff and Donna Heller
Irwin Mfg

Latisha Felton
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May your family and friends give you some comfort during this difficult time. I'm praying for you and your family.

Pam Burrell
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Praying God will Wrap His loving arms around you all and that He will pour out His peace, comfort and strength to your family.
John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

BLET Tampa-Lakeland Local 216
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Brother Ben,
We're are sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We give our deepest condolences.

Salvador Cervantes
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017

WILOW BASKET SWAG was sent by Mission Foods Lakeland Plant .

With our sincere condolences from the Mission Foods Lakeland Plant Family

Eddie Odie
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Jared. Know that the memories that you have of him will lift up your spirits as time passes, and also know as he smiles upon you from heaven on high, he is always in your hearts and souls now and forever.

Eddie Odie
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Eddie Odie.

Deborah and Terry Hester
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Jarad was one of the most kindest, sweetest, and most respectful young person that I have ever met. We are praying for this family and all of the friends that this family has. RIP Jarad. Mrs. Deborah and Mr. Terry

Jay Bradley
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family rest in peace

Brenda Ward
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Ben and family,
Mere words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. My heart aches for you. May God give you peace and comfort at this time and for time to come.

Howard & Carol Cooper
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you at this time.
Know that your Church family at Talmo Baptist Church are remembering you.
Yours In Christ,
Howard & Carol Cooper

Ronald and Vivian Jenkins
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Ben, Lisa, Melba and Betty, My heart breaks for you. Please know that Ronald and our family holds you before GOD and ask that He give you strength and comfort you in the coming days as only He can give. Even though we have not had recent contact old friends forever remain dear to us. Love, Vivian

Catherine Reichelt Tieman
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to all of you.

Janet Gill
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Lisa, Tim and Maddie,

My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. I pray that you have comfort in knowing that Jarad is with God smiling down at each of you. Love in Christ, Janet

Athan, Karen, Ryan and Steven
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family. We are so very saddened to hear of Jarad's passing.

Our sincere condolences.

The Law & Co. family.