Jerrie (Bennett) Whitson

February 11, 2018

          Jerrie Bennett Whitson, 75, of Burnsville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine, NC. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Nettie Edwards Bennett. Jerrie was a member of the West Burnsville Church of God and she will always be remembered as a wonderful cook who loved her family and her great sense of humor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Gene Murphy and Forest Whitson; her sister, Evelyn Ray, and brothers: Glenn, Ray, Clay, James, Jack, Bill, and Junior Bennett. Jerrie was a former employee of OMC and Baxter's.

          Survivors include her daughter, Veronica Murphy Gilley and husband Jimmy of Burnsville; sister, Betty Honeycutt of Burnsville and brother, Lee Bennett of Green Mtn, NC; grandchildren: Mandy Young, Caleb Young and Abby Gail Gilley, and step granddaughter, Ashley Burleson and husband Nathan; step great grandchildren: Zander, Norah and Corban.

          The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Tim Campbell officiating. Interment will be 11:00 am Thursday in the Huntdale Cemetery on Hwy 197, Green Mtn, NC. Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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