Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Posted by Deborah Denton on April 8, 2019
Dado I love you pieces my heart i miss you so much.

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Posted by Deborah Denton on April 8, 2019
Dado I love you pieces my heart i miss you so much.
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Benjamin Elliott - A humble Man of God

Benjamin Bruce Elliott "Ben", 86, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019. Ben is survived by his daughter, Barbara Watson of Bunn, NC; son Joseph Elliott (Kathy) of Indian Trail, NC; grandchildren Deborah Denton (Jason) of Bunn, NC, Sherry Perry (Kevin) of Elm City, NC, Shannon Watson of Nashville, NC, Zack Elliott of Indian Trail, NC and Taylor Elliott of Indian Trail, NC; his four great-grandchildren Natalie Denton, Ryan Riese, Joshua Ayers and Mason Williamson and another on the way; along with multiple nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by wife Marion of 40 years; his Mother Mamie Ward and Father Ambrose Vernon Elliott; brothers Thomas, Haines, A.V.; sisters Eloise Spivey, and Ophelia Glover. Benjamin was born in Tabor City, North Carolina on May 28, 1932 to his parents, and lived there until drafted into the US Navy after graduating from high school. Upon returning home from serving in the Korean War, he married Marion Hill and moved to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, then eventually to Rocky Mount, North Carolina where they raised their family together. He and Marion owned O.K. Clothing in Rocky Mount where he also ran his private insurance agency. In 1997, they adopted and raised 3 of their grandaughters. Hurricane Floyd destroyed their home in 1999, but Ben's strong faith kept his family safe from harm. Ben relocated to the Charlotte area near his son in 2010, shortly after his wife's passing. He was an amazing Man of God and a wonderful Father, Son, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Great-Grandfather. He was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church where he played active roles from singing bass in the choir to serving with The Methodist Men and their peanut ministry. His humor and fun-loving nature made it impossible for all who met him not to fall in love with him. He has impacted so many lives and will be forever loved, remembered and missed by all who knew him. 

A Memorial Service and Celebration of his precious life will be held at Englewood United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, NC on Sunday, April 14th at 2pm for all to attend.

A private memorial service for immediate family will also be held in Zoan, South Carolina at a later date.

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My Favorite Man in the world

Shared by Deborah Denton on April 8, 2019

He was a great man he had a kind heart he would always be there when I needed him he did anything that he could for me and my sisters there was nothing that he wouldn't do for us there will never be another one of him I always said that far as people go in my life there's Jesus then there's Dado he was my daddy he took care of me when nobody else would he love me when nobody else did I don't know what I'm going to do without him but I know I'll see him again.

My hero

Shared by Sherry Perry on April 5, 2019

I miss you so much. Thank you for all you've done for me and for raising me to be a God fearing woman. I know you are walking the streets of gold with your parents, mema, and your brothers and sisters. Thank you for being the best Grandpa/Father anyone could ever ask for. I love you more than words could ever express. I will miss you every second of every day. Your jokes, your stories and your fun-loving personality always shine through every memory I have. I close my eyes and I can hear you singing and laughing. ♡ I will treasure these memories forever until I see you again. I love you Dado. ♡