Bennett Pierrepont Jack, former resident

Bennett Pierrepont Jack, long time resident of Under Oaks, Yeamans Hall Club, Hanahan, SC, died Tuesday, April 26th at her home surrounded by love, flowers and birdsong with the grace of the true southern lady she was to her very last breath.

Mrs. Jack considered Ridgefield, CT her home base growing up, though as the daughter of a naval officer, her family lived at many strategic ports around the country. No matter her peregrinations, she always considered Yeamans Hall Club her true heart place and home.

She was educated in Ridgefield, CT, at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA and Erskine Junior College in Cambridge, MA. She was the belle of the ball, bringing sparkle, wit and joy, wherever she went.

An early marriage ended quickly in divorce, then she met the true love of her life, Jordan Thurlow Jack, to whom she was married for 56 years. They lived in South Salem, NY, Leicester, NC and since 1978 at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, SC.

Mrs. Jack was a petite elegant woman, with sense of whimsy and joy that belied her more staid patrician roots. There was little she loved more than hosting a lively gathering of friends and cherished family, unless it was walking visitors through her extensive gardens, often introducing guests to plants by name, and/or championship play with multi-lingual word games. Her friends came from many walks of life. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jordan Thurlow Jack and her son, Michael Pierrepont Jack. She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Redden and Griffen Samples, her much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held in Hanahan, SC, Saturday, June 3.

In lieu of flowers, please lend your support to one of her favorite charities: The Coastal Carolina Camellia Society, Special Operations Warrior’s Foundation, (SpecialOps.org) or the Salvation Army.