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Joan Marie (Edwards) Benfield

September 1, 1939 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 79)

Joan Marie Edwards Benfield went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

She was a dedicated Christian and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Salisbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Benfield.

She is survived by her son, Philip Benfield (Shirley); daughter, Deedra Blevins (Gerald); four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathy Mabry, Patti and April Biamonte.

Visitation: 6:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146.

Service: 7:00 PM Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Jones and Pastor Dale Kinley officiating.

Burial: 10:00 AM Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144.


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