In Loving Memory

James “Ben” Driskill

October 15, 1975 - March 10, 2019


James Benjamin Driskill, 43, a native of Mobile and resident of Grand Bay, AL passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at a local hospital.

Ben studied at MSU Mechanical Engineering.  He loved to garden, cooking, and old model cars, and watching old movies in his spare time.  He was a wonderful conversationalist and debater.  But most importantly he loved his family and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Ben was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas “Tommy” Driskill; grandfather, Johnny “James” Driskill; and his maternal grandparents, J.C. Murphy and Mary Maxine Goss Murphy.  He is survived by his mother, Kathy Driskill; his grandmother, Gladys Driskill of Louisiana; siblings, Brandy Diane Driskill, of Louisiana and Penny Marie Driskill, of Arizona; two nephews, Justice Glen Driskill and Gage McMahon, both of Louisiana; as well as other family members and friends.

There will be a private family service scheduled at a later date.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at

Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. Cheryl A. Moore, USACE Family team member

    Our hearts are with you during this most difficult time in your life. Praying that you acquire the necessary strength to endure this loss in your life. Wishing the entire family continued peace and strength as you move forward. Much love and prayers to you all. From your friend.

  2. Sherry Bellini / USACE Family Team Member Afghanistan

    My heart breaks for you and your family, I imagine there is no pain deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. I pray God stays near you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Sherry

  3. Dorothy Ivey

    My heart aches for you and your family for the loss of James. What a great guy, always so polite and such a well mannered young man. Anytime I’ve seen James there was also a great big smile he always had on his face. I know your heart aches and it will for a good long time. But with prayers asking God to help you through your loss and all of the great memories of his life it will get better. He will always be with you, he loved you very much, and I know your love for him will be forever lasting. I send these words to you with love and I’ll always be near for you to call whenever you need someone to talk to.

  4. Jim Henderson

    Dearest Kathy,
    Please know my heart aches and the loving tears shed for you over Ben will soon turn into a comforting embrace just as our Lord Jesus’ love endures forever. The sorrow felt must be the worst ever. I can’t imagine but I know the good Lord God almighty will give you the strength to continue on doing whatever His plan is for you. I’m so very sorry and wish you the very best during this time of bereavement. I miss your friendship and hope to one day get by to give you hugs of comfort. Lord knows we can’t share too many of those…

  5. Danny Englebert

    Kathy / Baby Girl,

    The time I spent with Ben will never be forgotten it was over three years. When you were gone overseas in 2018 we spent time together just about every day if just to drink coffee and talk or to watch a move of which he had set me up about the move before we even watched it. He would cook us up something before I even got over after work. We went out to eat at different times it was Asian or seafood and he loved oysters on the half shell and good bread pudding. Lord only knows why this had to happen to him my love. Your heart is heavy I know but time will only help for children go last not first. He is watching over you forever until you see him again baby.


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