Willie Bess Shutt Bennett

Published 9:00 am Friday, June 30, 2023

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Mrs. Willie Bess Shutt Bennett, 93, of the Cornatzer community, died Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at Clemmons Village II Assisted Living.

She was born Feb. 1, 1930 in Davie County to the late Walter Monroe “Grandy” and Hazel Lelia Sheek “Mother” Shutt. Mrs. Bennett was a member of No Creek Primitive Baptist Church where she had held the distinction as the oldest member. She worked alongside her husband in their store, D.D. Bennett and Sons, until it closed in 1970.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 55 years, Elder Bobby Eugene Bennett; sisters, Edith Zimmerman and Ruth Collette; and a great-granddaughter, Aleigha Crotts.

She is survived by: her children, Delbert Bennett (Martha), Cynthia Summers, and Bradley Bennett, all of Mocksville; grandchildren, Christy Bennett, Ashley Crotts (Matt), Erika Goeckerman (Brian), Nicholas Summers (Brooke), and Lauren Bennett (Jon Copp); 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces; and one nephew.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 1 at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Eddie Fowler officiating. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. The family invites friends to come by the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. Saturday to visit. Interment will follow in No Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Please consider memorials to: Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville, NC 27028; or No Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Bob Hooven, 372 Williams Meadow Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27137.

Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.