Steven Eric Bennett of Burlington passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Liberty Commons. A native of Burlington, he was the son of Mabel Patrum Neal and Marvin Bennett and stepson of James Albert Neal.
Steve was retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after 37 years and was a lifelong tarheel fan. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness in Graham.
Steve spent his last years at Liberty Commons where he found another family of people who shared their love with him. He was voted Mr. Liberty Commons.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Crystal Jeffries, Shannon Watson, Deanna Owens, Tiffany Michaels and Kayla Turner, as well as all of the caring employees at Liberty Commons.
Steve is survived by his sisters, Sherry Bennett, Wanda Byrd, Teresa Smith (Ricky) and Susan Yarborough (Yank); nephews, Christopher Smith, Jason Bennett, Brandon Cobb and Clay Yarborough; nieces, Christina Smith and Kimberly Bennett; great nieces, Baylee Smith, Alexis Bennett and Olivia Bennett and great nephews, Asa Cobb and Colton Bennett.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Patrum Neal; stepfather, James Albert Neal; father, Marvin Bennett and his older brother, Greg Bennett.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Steve to Liberty Commons, 791 Boone Station Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 or to Burlington Animal Services on Quarry Road in Haw River, NC.
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