Annie Hunter Benson

February 25, 1944 ~ March 29, 2016 (age 72)


Annie Lois "Nooke" Hunter Benson was born on February 25, 1944, to the late W.R. and Hester Scott Hunter in Mocksville, North Carolina. A lifelong resident of the city, she attended the local public schools and graduated from Davie County Training School. She retired from Douglas Battery Manufacturing Company after 17 years as Supervisor. Annie was married for forty-six years to her patient and loving husband, Leroy Benson. She was a faithful and active member of Mainville AME Zion Church and enjoyed decorating the fellowship hall for various occasions and special church events. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees, Usher Board, Sunday School, a Life Member of the Woman's Home and Overseas Missionary Society, Bulletin Board Coordinator, and President Emeritus of the Stewardess Board. When the Fellowship Hall was built, she proudly accepted the job of painting all the kitchen cabinets. Annie's favorite scripture was "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13). After a brief illness, she departed this life on March 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Richard Hunter. Surviving are her husband, Leroy Benson of the home; four stepchildren, Stephone Hedrick, Leslie Benson, Tangela B. (Norris) Culpepper, and Shevone Dalton; four devoted sisters, Hazel Dillard of Mocksville, Linda Riggs of Winston-Salem, Janice Summers of Chapel Hill, and Phyllis Hunter of Charlotte; three brothers, James Hunter (Janet) of Kernersville, Kenneth Hunter of Mocksville, and Keith Hunter (Cathy) of Indian Trail; three brothers-in-law, Bernard Benson and George Benson of California, John Benson of Winston Salem; four sisters-in-law, Margretta Key and Alice Lindsay of Winston-Salem, and Queen (Al) Whithee of Florida, and Roxie (Carl) Burns of Winston-Salem; an uncle, Willie Scott (Shirley) of Mocksville; an aunt, Margaret Lyons of Winston-Salem. In addition, three faithful and dedicated friends, Carol Benton, Diane (Grady) Jackson, and Reverend WanEtta Belle all of Winston Salem; 7 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Annie Hunter Benson please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Mainville AME Zion Church



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Mainville AME Zion Church



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Mocksville, NC, 27028

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