Mary Elizabeth Bennett, 64, of Ferrum, Virginia passed away on October 5th, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after losing a hard fought battle with cancer. The family finds peace in knowing that Mary did not suffer long at the end before our Lord called her home.
Mary was born in Hinton, West Virginia to Alfred Harrison Fox Jr. and Pansy Leah Martin Fox on August 16th, 1953. She went to school in Hinton, WVa. She married Roger Dale Bennett Sr. in Pearisburg, Virginia. She was retired from Volvo in Dublin, Virginia and has enjoyed her retirement years with family, friends and her beloved dog, Jose (her best friend), before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Mary will be remembered for her love for her family and grandchildren, kind heart, big hugs, dancing under the stars after having a few drinks, quiet hikes with her grandson, and cooking for her family and special friend, Carlton Davis.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Pansy Fox, her daughter, Gail Elizabeth Graves, her brother, Paul H. Fox, and her sister, Barbara Donitzen.
Mary is survived by her children, Roger Dale Bennett Jr and his wife, Dawn; Rex Allen Bennett and his wife, Faye, her daughter Jeanie Sue Wright and her husband, Ian; her sister May Fox Mize, Ray Fox and his wife, Joyce, her brother Bobby Fox and her sister Wanda Jones; her grandchildren, Bradley Graves, Ryan Graves, Dustin Bennett, Dalton Pettry, Stevie Meyers, Matthew Wells, Katie Turner and Miranda Turner as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
By her request, a private ceremony with family will be held to inter her remains with her mother at later date.