Julia Elizabeth (Killingsworth) Bender, 98, of Pollocksville, went to her heavenly home Monday, January 9th, 2023. She is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bender, Sr. and her grandson, James M. Bender, III. She is survived by her brother James T. “Pete” Killingsworth (Rennie) of New Bern and her children Lydia Griggs (Billy) of Timberlake, Jimmy Bender (Hilda) of Pollocksville, and Jennie Welborn of Durham. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Joann Rausch (Doug), Billy Griggs, Jr. (Jill), David Griggs, Joey Bender (Taylor) and Beth Meadows (Chris) as well as great grandchildren Julie (BJ), Caleb (Christina), Rebekah (David), Suzanne, Christa (Justin), Kayla, Matthew, DJ, Katie, Emily, Will, Christopher, and Izzie, along with 10 great-great grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday January 21st in the Pollocksville Cemetery in Pollocksville, NC. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Pollocksville Presbyterian Church .Services entrusted to Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville.
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