Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) Benjamin “Mark” Walley


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A private family service was held on Monday, July 12, 2021


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on July 12, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG(Ret) Benjamin “Mark” Walley, age 49, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the Shelby Installation Support Unit (ISU) has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


A private family service was held on Monday, July 12, 2021 for Mr. Benjamin “Mark” Walley, age 49, of Richton, on Walley Farms with burial following.  Mr. Walley passed from this life on July 10, 2021 at Asbury Hospice in Hattiesburg.

Mr. Walley was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lonnie and Rachel Walley of Richton, Dean and Alibe Hinton of Long Beach.  He is survived by his wife, Angela Walley of Hattiesburg; daughters, Mary Grace Walley of Richton, Sarah Walley of Richton; father, Kilfred Walley of Richton; mother, Linda Walley of Long Beach; mom, Sharon Walley of Richton; sister, Stephanie May of Gulfport; brother-in-law, Eric May of Gulfport.

Mark owned Benjamin Mark Walley and Associates.  He was a professional land surveyor.