Avery Jacob Benge

Published 10:42 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Avery Jacob Benge, 7, of Cooleemee, died as a result of an UTV accident Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Avery was born in Iredell County on Dec. 17, 2010, the son of Willie “Jr.” Clement and Christina Marie Benge. He was a student at Cooleemee Elementary School. He was a loveable youngster who freely gave his love to others.

Survivors: his mother, Christina Marie Benge and companion, Jason Anderson, of the home; his father and step-mother, Willie “Jr.” Clement and Starletheia of Lexington; grandfathers, Ed Lewis of the home, Walter Benge of Mocksville and Willie L. Clement (Brenda) of Harmony; a brother, Jaelon Clement of Lexington; 2 sisters, Haley Benge of the home and Jamaia Clement of Lexington; plus several aunts and uncles.

Avery was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Frances Lewis, who died Feb. 16, 2018.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 3203 US 601 S., Mocksville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Jerusalem Baptist with the Rev. Donnie Chaplin and Pastor Chris Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, 1663 US 601 S., Mocksville.

Memorials: Cooleemee Booster Club, PO Box 596, Cooleemee, 27014; or for his mother through Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Rd., Mocksville.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.