Shady Wendell Bennett

June 4, 1963 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 58)

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With tender hands of compassion and genuine hearts of love, the Horton Family joins with the devoted loved ones of Mr. Shady Wendell Bennett as they prepare to say “until we meet again."  Mr. Bennett was greeted by his loving Savior Jesus Christ on October 22, 2021.


The Services honoring Mr. Bennett’s legacy will begin with hours of visiting on Friday, October 29, 2021 between the hours of 5pm and 7pm at Hortons Funeral Home and Cremations. During this time, family and friends can gather and remember better days with Mr. Bennett while relying on their faith to get them through this difficult time. On Saturday, October 30,2021 commencing at 11am, a Triumphant Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place at the Oxley Hill Baptist Church with Bishop David L. White, officiating and Pastor Jacob Burke, eulogist. Following the services in the sanctuary, Mr. Bennett’s delicate temple along with his adored family will be escorted to the Beaver Hill Cemetery for committal rights. As difficult as it will be for his wife, children and other family members to dismiss from this earthly resting place without Shady, all will find solace knowing he is in that land where there is a tree and its leaves are good for the healing of all infirmities. There, he will rest by the brook flowing with living water, forever resting in eternal paradise.


Guests are being received at the residence located at 117 Holly Grove Road Edenton, NC where they will also assemble in preparation for the Prestigious Horton Ebony Motorcade.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie R. Bennett; his stepmother Bobbie Brown Bennett; his father George Shady Bennett; his grandmother Elizabeth Bennet; grandfather Charles Bennett; his in-laws John L. & Cora M. Cofield; three sister in-laws Etta M. Cofield, Sharon Lynn Cofield and Lori C. Thomas; one brother-in-law William G. Cofield; three nephews William T. Cofield, Montrell Cofield, and Stacy L. Holley.


Shady is survived by his wife of 28 years Caroyln Cofield Bennett; five children Shady W. Welch (Calandra) of Ahoskie, N.C.; Rochelle L. Hawkins (Marcus); Rosheena L. Lassiter (Daniel) Tony E. Lassiter Jr and Kyla A. Bennett of Edenton NC; 15 grandchildren Te’shawn Holley, Elijah Davis, Kemari Jackson, Ja’mier Bulluck, Ydash Welch, Riley Sykes, Daniel Emminizer Jr, Jacob Emminizer Jr, Kase Emminizer, Chase Lassiter, Kei’miah Smith, Ke’nijah Basnight, Alicia Benjamin, Quiara Brothers, and Ameila Welch. Three brothers Anthony Bennett of Seattle, W.A.; Shawn Bennett of Egg Harbor, NJ. James Bennett (Christine) of Atco, N.J. two sisters Glenda Adams of Maxton, NC and Kimberly Bennett Cockrell (Shannon) of North East MD; his grandmother Ruth Bennett of Maxton, NC; five sister in laws; Barbara C. Griffin (Willie) of Williamston, NC; Willie Bee Cofield of Merry Hill, NC; Brenda C. Burke (Pastor Jacob) of Hertford, NC. Delores C. Perry (Donald) of Elizabeth City, NC; Eight brothers in-laws John L. Cofield III (Sandra) of Winfall, NC; Clarence R. Cofield (Janice) of Raleigh, NC; James E. Cofield (Mae) of Suffolk, VA. Ernest L. Cofield of Edenton, NC; Michael E. Cofield of Gaithersburg, MD, Jimmy Cofield of Luray,

VA. Donald Cofield (Maria) of Greenville, NC; Melvin E. Cofield of Tyner, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


The compassionate professionals at Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations are working around the clock to ensure that the Bennett and connected families every need is attended to. 


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October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
October 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Oxley Hill Missionary Baptist Church
110 Jeff White Road
Edenton, NC 27932

Video is available for this event

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