Gladys Roebuck Bennett, 90, deepened the faith of others through her influence

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Gladys Roebuck Bennett
Gladys Roebuck Bennett

Gladys Roebuck Bennett, of Wilmington, died peacefully Friday, June 19, 2015, at home with her family whom she dearly loved at her side. She was 90.

She was born in Robersonville on Sept. 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Lester C. Roebuck and Varena C. Roebuck.

Gladys was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College and taught school in Shallotte and Wilmington. She met her husband at her first teaching job in Shallotte. They were married in Wilmington in 1949 where they began their life together.

She was devoted to her faith, which followed her through life. Her passion was teaching and raising her three children. Gladys was a longtime member of Winter Park Baptist Church. She was a women’s Sunday school teacher and as her class expanded they became the “Ladies of Light.” She was a teacher and prayer warrior for decades. The ultimate encourager, Gladys was proficient in God’s word and used that proficiency as her staff and sustenance to have great influence in deepening others faith.

Gladys is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dallie Emery Bennett and three children, Dr. Dan Bennett (Sonya), Connie Bennett and Johnny Bennett, all of Wilmington. She had one grandchild, Michael Bennett, whom she cherished. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Wendell Bennett and his children, David and Susan, of Calabash.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel with Dr. Dan Bennett officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family would like to express a special note of thanks to Dr. Andre Leonard and his staff for their care and support. Also, many thanks to her caregivers, Cynthia Hinnant and Veronica Middleton.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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