McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC


Wendy Elaine Benson

June 27, 1973February 12, 2020
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Wendy Elaine Benson, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the age of 46. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends immediately following the service and at other times at the home of Evelyn Clayton, 4000 Summerwind Court located in the Landmark Subdivision off of Guy Rd. in Clayton. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Deborah Benson of Clayton; sister, Jamie Sanders and her husband, Kenny of Clayton; nephew, Kaden Sanders of Clayton; her beloved boxer, Jerzie; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Millard and Grace Pulley of Clayton; paternal grandparents, Roy and LaRue Benson of Clayton; maternal aunt and uncle, Kaye Robinson and Donald Pulley; paternal aunts, Bonnie Carroll and Darlene Garris; paternal cousins, Ricky Carroll, Susie Powell, Amy Powell and Robert Wade; maternal cousin Woody Pulley. Online condolences may be made to the Benson family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.


  • Jim Benson, Father
  • Deborah Benson, Mother
  • Jamie Sanders, Sister
  • Kenny Sanders, Brother-in-law
  • Kaden Sanders, Nephew
  • Millard Pulley, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Grace Pulley, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Roy Benson, Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • LaRue Benson, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Kaye Robinson, Maternal Aunt (deceased)
  • Donald Pulley, Maternal Uncle (deceased)
  • Bonnie Carroll, Paternal Aunt (deceased)
  • Darlene Garris, Paternal Aunt (deceased)
  • Ricky Carroll, Paternal Cousin (deceased)
  • Susie Powell, Paternal Cousin (deceased)
  • Amy Powell, Paternal Cousin (deceased)
  • Robert Wade, Paternal Cousin (deceased)
  • Woody Pulley, Maternal Cousin (deceased)
  • Ms. Benson leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved boxer "Jerzie" to cherish her memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020


Wendy Elaine Benson

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Yvonne Futterer

February 26, 2020

Jim, Deborah and Family
I just heard of your loss. I am so sorry. Thinking of you all.

Cindy Noble

February 14, 2020

I will cherish the memories of my friendship with Wendy. We shared lots of laughter and good times pursuing our mutual love of quilting. Her bright, beautiful smile could light up the room. She was generous and always thought about giving and remembering others. She will never be forgotten and will hold a special place in my heart forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with her loving family, who have been so dedicated and supportive of her.

Cameron Williams

February 14, 2020

Wendy was always an absolute sweetheart at Grifols. I did not work directly with her but I saw her most days I worked and she was always very nice to everyone. She will be missed.

Vernon Creech

February 14, 2020

We send our sympathy to you and Deborah for your loss and our prayers are with you and your family.
Vernon and Mary Creech

Sandy Croon Nissen

February 14, 2020

I mainly knew Wendy through the words of her beautiful and loving Aunt Jeri. What a blessing...love and prayers to all of you.

Melodie Bryce

February 13, 2020

I remember the days of working with you at Bayer/Talecris/Grifols. I’ll never forget the smiles and infectious laughter you shared with all of us. You were a bright light amongst the clouds Wendy. Fly high my friend. You will be missed by many.

Nell Duncan Nava

February 13, 2020

I'm sorry I don't have aemory to share but I wanted to send my condolences and let the family know that I am lifting up prayers for your family. I am symbolically lighting a candle in her honor.

Wanda Todd Benson

February 13, 2020

Jim and Deborah, you all are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven gain a sweet angel.

Suzanne Phillips

February 13, 2020

Wendy was ALWAYS full of sweetness and concern for others when we attended church together at Hocutt Baptist Church. She had a genuine smile and a way of speaking to others that focused on her caring and love. She was absolutely beautiful inside and out. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her, but we can all be comforted knowing that she is present with her Lord and pain free. We love you , Wendy.
Alton & Suzanne Phillips

Angel George

February 13, 2020

We thank you for sharing "Wendy B" with us. She is the epitome of a true friend. Her smile lights up the room. She was not selfish and loved to help others. She loved her family and talked about you all the time. We love her and will miss her. You have our deepest condolences.