OBITUARY

Mary Etta Benfield

April 4, 1941February 16, 2018

Mary Etta Hester Benfield, 76, passed away on February 16 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born on April 4, 1941 in Iredell County, the daughter of the late Richard Harper Hester and the late Mary Elizabeth Perrin. She was a Christian woman, mother grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing flower and vegetables. She was very generous and never met a stranger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Ellen Crawford and her brother Richard Hester. Left to cherish her memory is her two sons Bradley Crawford (Elizabeth) of Dallas and Brian Crawford (Amy) of Powhatan, VA; daughter Kathryn Crawford of Powhatan, VA, two brothers; Mac Hester and Bill Hester, both of Charlotte and Sister Gloria Anderson (Vernon) of Charlotte, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road Statesville NC 28625 or Autumn Care of Statesville 2001 Van Haven Drive Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is proud to be serving the Benfield family at this time.

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Sylvia Smith

February 24, 2018

Psa 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we Fly Away.

2 Pet 1:11 For so an Entrance shall be ministered unto you Abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Etta no longer needs that old earthly tabernacle (the body of flesh) , that was left behind and she is now in the presence of the Lord, and flying with the angels.

You were such a blessing Etta and you will be sorely missed by all... Save us a seat at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.. we'll all be dining together.

Sylvia

Melissa Love

February 24, 2018

Sweet Etta, oh how you are loved and missed. I miss your phone calls and hearing your voice saying this is Aunt Etta. My mother misses you terribly but she finds comfort in knowing how much you loved the Lord. I am so happy you are standing tall and breathing freely now but it doesn't mean we miss you any less. Love you Aunt Etta, Lissa and Joy

February 22, 2018

Heavenly Father,thank you for giving Mama to us for the years that we had her. Thank you for taking her home and releasing her from her body so that her spirit could soar! Most of all Lord,for the comfort you have given to those of us left behind and the blessed hope we will be reunited one day~ Mama,I love you and miss you with my whole heart..on these recent days,when I can hardly bare the grief,your loving voice and guidance are still with me...thank you for being my mother. I will love you for as long as I live...Kathryn,or as you called me,"Kit Kat"

February 22, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

February 22, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY