We are absolutely heartbroken over the passing of Ben Selecman, son-in-law of Country Music legend, Alan Jackson. Ben had a boating accident last week while in Florida and passed away yesterday, September 12, 2018.
Southern Bride was honored to share the beautiful wedding of Ben and his wife, Mattie and our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mattie, both families and all of those who loved and knew Ben.
photographer: Kristyn Hogan
Recently viewed Mattie and Ben’s beautiful wedding. They both looked so incredibly happy. I’m sorry for this tremendous loss. May God wrap his loving arms around those who loved Ben.
I so loved seeing this wedding and their love story featured in Southern Bride. This news breaks my heart for their family.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all
Mattie, please accept my condolences for the loss of your precious love. I pray the Lord will wrap his loving arms around you and all of Ben’s family and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead of you without Ben. Love and prayers for everyone
My heart is broken for the sudden & unexpected loss of Ben Selecman. The greater the love the greater the loss, so I am praying for the broken hearts of Mattie, and Ben’s parents, family, & friends. Praying for the peace that surpasses all understanding and that they will feel God’s loving arms wrapped around them.
May the peace of God surround Mattie and all of their families during this difficult time.
A love so real and true . This love will never die . My prayer for Mattie , Jesus please hold her close and comfort her . All my love to Mattie , Jackson Family and Selecman family .
So sorry this has happened. Prayers for you all! Such a tragedy, to loose someone so young. May God give u Peace in knowing his Grace at times like these!
I share Mattie’s grief and know her heartbreak. I was married on December 28 1990, and 5 months 22 days later on June 20, 1991, a drunk driver took the life of my husband. It is devasting. My thoughts and prayers for ger and the family. It will be a long year of the “firsts”. The first birthday, holiday etc… without the love of your life. Don’t be afraid to grieve, the pain will lessen, it will not go away. 27 years later, there is still not a day goes by, that his memory does not creep into my mind. He is my guardian angel now. I have remarried, not the same, but,I am living the life that I have been dealt.
My heart is breaking for you tragic loss. Unimaginable pain you are going through. Prayers for all that GOD will bring Peace and Comfort for such a great loss.His Dad has always been my favorite singer. Such a wonderful nice Family. GOD Bless each and every one is my Prayer.
So sorry to hear of the untimely passing of this young man. Prayers going up for his wife and the entire family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mattie and both families for your tragic loss. I pray that God will help comfort you and give you strenght to carry on. PRAYERS
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mattie, and all family members. I have experienced this pain, Jesus will carry you through this sorrow and will comfort you when you don’t think you can go on. Praying for comfort and strength for you through this difficult time. And you and your family are truly loved by many and I know I speak for all we are praying! God me with you!
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss! I’m praying for you and all who loved him
Mattie my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Looking at the two of you together in your wedding video gives me chills, such a beautiful couple, enjoying life to the fullest. May God wrap his arms around you, your family, his family and all who knew and loved him.
My heart goes out to you and your family over this tragic accident. May God keep you and hold you close during this terrible time. Keeping You and Both families in my prayers.
God Bless You all
So very sorry of this sudden and heartbreaking loss. I grieve for Maddie and both families. May God wrap his arms around each one of you during this time.
To Mattie, her husband’s family and the Jackson family who will have to hold Mattie up when she has those dark moments of despair and sorrow, you ALL have my deepest sympathies. We all watched and shared the happiness of your spectacular wedding video. A dream wedding for any girl. Now begins your new “normal”, Mattie… it begins a life without your precious Ben, and as his friends, family and colleagues also deal with their loss, you will figure out a way to put one foot in front of the other until you feel the freedom to smile again. I couldn’t help re-watch the wedding video and have the thought that those same friends and relatives will have the unbelievable task of sending Ben to his final resting place. Cherish your memories – he will walk beside you the rest of your lives. This I truly believe…
Mattie you might be broken hearted right now . but I know how you feel too , I lost my first love of my life in 1994 , it was a hit and run and killed my husband instantly too … till this day it will never be the same . But I do wish you the best in your life too Lisa … and God Bless You all too…