Marcella Anne Bennett

Published 10:46 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

Marcella A. Bennett, 61, of Aydlett, died unexpectedly in Chesapeake, Va. February 17, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Neil Bennett Sr. and the daughter of the late Louis and Vail Petrushunas. Marcella was also predeceased by granddaughter Patricia Perkins.

Marcella was originally from the Cherry Hill, NJ area. She met and married the love of her life, Neil and the young couple moved to North Carolina to raise their family.

Survivors include daughter Stacey Perkins of Fort Meyers, Fla.; son, Neil C. Bennett Jr. and wife Martina of Camden, daughter, Tina Mims and husband, Mark of Aydlett and daughter Amanda Bennett and partner Todd Merrell of Aydlett; grandchildren Emma Mims, Jacob Mims, Paeton Vaughn, Jackson Byrd, Olivia Byrd, Neil Z. Bennett, Nicole Bennett, Tony Rios, Nick Rios; and several other relatives and friends.

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In accordance with Marcella’s wishes, she will be cremated and there are no services planned. The family will commit her remains privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Marcella’s memory be made to S.H.A.R.E (Southern Hope Animal Rescue and Education).

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop funeral Services Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.