Annette Henderson Bender

July 9, 1944 - October 26, 2011
Annette Henderson Bender


Annette Henderson Bender, 67, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Annette was born in Onslow Co. on July 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Stanley C. and E. Madeline McIntosh Henderson. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Anthony King.

She was foster parent and loved children.

Surviving are her husband, Paul Bender of the home; two sons, Kirk King and wife, Deena of Wilmington, NC and Derek King and wife, Pam of Lake Waccamaw, NC; five grandchildren, Kirstan Whitley, Morgan, Blake, Heather, and Zachary King.; great grandson, Andrew Whitley; two sisters, Joyce Adair and husband, Donald of Jacksonville, NC and Beverly Yopp and husband, Jimmy of Sneads Ferry, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm, Monday, October 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC by Dr. Jim Everette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 and First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • October 28, 2011
    Graham Yates says:
    Paul, I was saddened to hear about Annette. May God give you strength and courage to carry on. Graham Yates (American Home Foods)

  • November 04, 2011
    Jerry says:
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

  • November 03, 2011
    Parris Croom says:
    Paul: Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Just to refresh your memory, I worked with P&G way back when. My best to you and your family. Parris

  • October 29, 2011
    Charlotte Parker says:
    Beverly, Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of Annette's death. I last saw her in Sept. 2008 when mother died. Praying that God will hold each and everyone of you close and help you through this sad time. May God bless and keep all of you. All my love, Charlotte (Howell) Parker

  • November 02, 2011
    Randy Overton says:
    Paul, I am sorry for your lost. My thoughts are with you and your family. Randy Overton