Benjamin James 'Ben' Contreras

January 23, 1984 — August 13, 2015

Benjamin James 'Ben' Contreras

Mr. Benjamin James "Ben" Contreras, 31, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will immediately follow beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Braswell officiating. Interment will follow in McNutt Cemetery in Schlater, MS. Ben was born in Helena, AR on January 23, 1984, to Benjamin Contreras and Pamela Kay Denton Contreras. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 2002, and furthered his education by obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice. In the Police Academy, he graduated top in his class in firearms, and in childhood he obtained a brown belt in karate. He worked for many years as a Deputy in Desoto County, and was an instructor in Close Quarter Combat with the Desoto County Sherriff's office.
He enjoyed playing MMO games and listening to music. Most importantly, he loved his family. His son Alexander was his whole world. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank Contreras and Alfa Contreras. Ben is survived by his son, Alexander Contreras of Southaven; mother, Pamela Contreras of Cleveland; father, Benjamin Contreras of Horn Lake; grandmother, Bernice Smith of Cleveland; and stepbrothers, Blake Contreras and Braxton Contreras both of Horn Lake. Pallbearers will be Charlie Frost, Michael Jennings, Ronnie Counts, Thomas Counts, and David Jennings. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Texas Institute of Surgery and/or Reed Migraine Center in Dallas, TX.

Visitation



9:00 am - 10:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life



10:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Interment



McNutt Cemetery Schlater Schlater, Mississippi, United States
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