Sylvia Jean Benfield

February 22, 1946January 2, 2021

Sylvia Jean Benfield, 74, of Statesville passed away on January 2nd, 2021. She was the daughter of Hubert “Hub” and Mary Pope Benfield. She attended King College where she earned her medical secretarial degree. Before retirement, she was employed by Engineered Sintered Components. Sylvia was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her deep love for her family. Known as “Sib” to those who love her, her many nephews and nieces will always hold fond memories of their time spent together. She especially enjoyed catching up with her neighbors and her beloved dog, Bella.

Sylvia is survived by her brother, Boyd Benfield(Nancy); sister, Nancy Templeton (Jay); sister-in-law, Barbara Benfield; nephews, Stanley Templeton (Tamara), Steve Templeton (Christie); great nieces Lauren Jackson (Nick), Katie and Abby Benfield and great nephews, Dustin Templeton (Kaitlyn), and Cole Templeton. She also leaves behind several great-great nephews and nieces.

Sylvia is proceeded in death by her parents, a brother, Charlie “Chick” Benfield, one sister, Margie Pope, and a niece, Melynn Robert’s.

Sib will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Please join us to celebrate her life Saturday January 9th, 2021 at 2 pm at a graveside service held at Bethel United Methodist Church in Statesville.

The family requests all who attend wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church 168 Lookout Dam Road Statesville, NC 28677.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Benfield family.


  • Bethel United Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


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Linda York

January 8, 2021

We are so sorry about Sylvia. So sad. She will be missed by the entire family. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Betty Pope Hewitt and
Linda Hewitt York
Hickory NC