Mr. Rodney Craig Bennett, 56, was born in Iredell County, N.C., on August 17, 1966, and was the son of the late Jimmy Holmes and Pauline Bennett. He departed this life on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Rodney graduated from Statesville Senior High and was employed at Michael Weinig Woodworking Machines of Mooresville, N.C. Rodney was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his wife, Brenda Miller Bennett; one daughter, Kedra Clark Friday (Michael); two stepsons, Willie (Demetrus) Miller and Kenneth Miller, both of Statesville; his mother, Pauline Bennett; ten siblings; Leon Bennett, Sharon Gregory, Pamela (Ryan) Turner, and Barbara Allison, all of Statesville, N.C., Harold (Alice) Bennett of Hickory, N.C., Steven Bennett (Kena) of Wilkesboro, N.C., Amiel Bennett (Latoya) of Mooresville, N.C., Hazel Kale (Dissiel) of Claremont, N.C., James Milton of Wilmington, N.C., and Cathy (James) Simpson of Salisbury, N.C.; a special granddaughter, Destiny Miller of Statesville, N.C.; a special friend, Rodney McCullough; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at One Accord Ministries, Statesville. The family will receive friends from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Bennett at

Rutledge & Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Bennett family.

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