Dina “Mae” Bumgarner Benge, 84, of Ferguson passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Lewis Fork Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dwayne Andrews and the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating. The body was placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Benge was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Wilkes County to Harry Delbert and Veoria Elledge Bumgarner. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church for almost 50 years. Mae was well known as the “Walnut Lady.” She always thought of others before herself and took care of others before herself.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Jackson Benge, and a son, Randy Jackson Benge.

She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Benge Roberson and husband, Donald, of Hays; two sons, Ricky Benge and wife, Davina, of Ferguson and Robin Benge and wife, Dian, of Charlotte; a daughter-in-law, Debra Benge of Ferguson; 10 grandchildren, Jacob Norris and wife, Julia, of Knoxville, Tenn., Brenna Roberson Wood and husband, Thomas, of Roaring River, Matthew Roberson and wife, Julie, of Hays, Samantha Benge of Georgia, R.J. Benge of Ferguson, Penny Souther and husband. Tracy, of Ferguson, Brett Benge and wife, Brittany, of North Wilkesboro, Morgan Davis and husband, Christopher, of Raleigh, Daniel Benge of Charlotte and Paiton Benge of Charlotte; 10 great-grandchildren, Jonah Norris, Ethan Benge, Serenity Benge, Ashtan Benge, Mollee Benge, Paisley Benge, Amber Souther, Laura Souther, Aiden Davis and Wyatt Davis; three sisters, Betty Jones of Ferguson, Bert Dockery of Ferguson and Nancy Craven of Ferguson; and a brother, Ronald Jones of Charlotte.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com .

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