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 www.embserfuneralhome.com.