Brenda Joyce “Dee” Wooten Benge, 74, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Autumn Care of Statesville.

She was born in Iredell County on February 10, 1946, to the late William B. Wooten and Joyce Bowie Kilpatrick. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lee Benge.

Dee always enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her friends.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, William Christopher “Chris” Benge (Lena) of Texas and Eric Todd Benge (Marcia) of Rockwell, N.C.; and two sisters, Peggy Benge and Sandy Cockerham.

There will be no formal services.

Memorial may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 444, Troutman NC 28166, or to Purple Hearts Homes, P.O. Box 5535, Statesville, NC 28687.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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