Kimberly JoAnne Bullard-Benson, 45, of Rocky Point, passed peacefully from her earthly life on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. She was born August 13, 1970, in New Hanover County, the daughter of JoAnne Helton Bryan and the late Jackie Earl Bullard Sr.
In addition to her mother, Kimberly is survived by her husband, Billy Benson, of the home; son, Austin Whitley of Castle Hayne; stepson, Zach Benson of the home; brothers, Jackie Bullard Jr. (Carmen) of Winnabow, Shane Bullard of Castle Hayne and Butch Bullard (Charity) of Wilmington; nieces and nephews, Cody, Olivia, G.K. Jr., Chase, Molly, Halie and Alyssa; special friend, Mary Jordan, and family; and many extended family and friends, all who loved Kimberly and will miss her.
Kimberly was a loving wife and caring mother, sister and friend. She was a diligent worker, loving and took great care of her horses and dogs, especially Mia & Toby. Kimberly always had a smile on her face, a helping hand stretched out and a heart ready to show the love of Christ within her. Kimberly had a very strong will and the word can’t was not in her vocabulary. Her journey on this earth has come to an end, only to begin on the other side. One day we will meet again. It was evident that God’s love shined brightly in Kimberly’s life. Kimberly’s favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Bradley Creek Chapel, with service beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Rick Crocker will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers will be Riter Goff, Mike Jordan, Randy Elderdice and Vivian Elderdice.
Memorial gifts may be given to Cancer Treatment Center of America, 600 Celebrate Life Pkwy, Newnan, GA 30265.
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