Monday, November 12, 2012

Shelley Sue (Slocum) Benson

Hampstead, NC - Shelley Sue (Slocum) Benson, 38, of 140 Topsail Lake Drive passed away on Friday November 9, 2012 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. She was born May 7, 1974 in Wellsville the daughter of Francis and Carol (White) Slocum. 

She was a 1992 graduate of Scio High School and a graduate of Jamestown Business College. She was formerly employed at K-Mart, the Texas Hot and Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She moved to North Carolina in 1995 and was employed as a Title Clerk at the North Carolina Tag Office. She was an assistant Cub Scout Leader, a member of the Topsail Ball Club Board of Directors and the Wrightsville Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC
                                                                                                                                                        She is survived by a son, Nathan Benson at home, her parents Fran and Carol Slocum of Wellsville, a brother, Scott Slocum of Wilmington, NC, two nieces, Abbey and Alley Slocum, her maternal grandmother, Elsie White of Scio, her paternal grandfather, Howard Slocum of Allentown and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Jonathan Benson in 2001, her maternal grandfather, Lawrence White Jr. and her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Slocum.    

Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. The funeral will be Saturday (November 17, 2012) at 11:00 am at the Scio Church of Christ with Minister in Charge, Glenn Layfield presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. Jackie and Gary Moon and familyNovember 12, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Carol, Fran and Scott and families...I am so sorry to hear about Shelley...she was such a sweet girl and always had a great outlook on life. I know she had been sick for so long and please take comfort in knowing there is no more pain and suffering now... only peace. She is in our prayers as well as is the whole family in your time of sorrow. If you need anything please let me know and if it's in my power I will do it. Use the up-coming holiday season to reflect on how much Shelley enjoyed Christmas and all the festivities...she is with you always in your heart and safe in your thoughts.

  3. Ed and Janet PresorNovember 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Carol, Janet and I want to extend to you our condolences on the passing of Shelly. I know you and know that you will get through this. She may be gone, but your memories of her will never leave. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.

  4. Jay, Charlotte, Joshua, & Jessica PattersonNovember 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    We are so saddened to hear about Shelly. We are so sorry for your loss. Shelly was a bright, beautiful, & caring person. A terrific mother to Nathan. A great friend to us all. She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones.

  5. Ed and Janet PresorNovember 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Carol, Janet and I want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family at the loss of Shelly. I know you, you will get through this okay. She may be gone physically, but memories of her will be with you always. We are keeping your family in our prayers, take care.

  6. Wendy "Gee" MorseNovember 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Fran, Carol & Family, so sorry to hear about Shelly. I didn't know her very well, but I do remember her as a very nice, caring & fun individual. I always enjoyed talking with her when our paths crossed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories to cherish her by.

  7. Fran, Carol & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not Shelly, but it felt like I did while I was working with Kitty at the hot. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Lynne and Tom RoeskeNovember 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Fran, Carol and Family, Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. So terribly sad to loss a child - may you be comforted by the memories you have of her. Many, Many hugs are sent your way.

  9. Tracie and James MathewsNovember 16, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    We are so sorry to hear about Shelley. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    James, Tracie, Kailey and Kyle Mathews
    Wilmington, NC

  10. shelley will be deeply missed by her family and friends my thoughts and prayers go out to the slocum and white families