Michelle Lee Benton, 48

Michelle Lee Benton

ASH — Michelle Lee Benton, 48, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Michelle was born May 31, 1973, in Wilmington to Martha Ward Benton of Ash and the late Donald Ray Benton Sr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charlie James and Ida Lee Benton; and maternal grandparents, Thomas Worth and Ora Ward.

Surviving are her daughter, Breanna Lee Jenkins, and her husband, Levi, of Farmington, Missouri; son, Tyler James Benton of Ash; mother, Martha W. Benton of Ash; two brothers, Don Benton of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Steven Benton, and his wife, Brianne, of Ash; and two grandchildren, Brantley Tyler Benton and Layton Dray Benton, and their mother, Miranda P. Meier.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at Shepherd Assembly Church, 6720 Old Shallotte Road, Ocean Isle Beach, with the Rev. Scott Holden officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Azor Smith Cemetery, Ash.

Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Share online condolences with the family at Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee.

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