Carol Benjamin Estep

November 19, 1947 - June 10, 2013
Carol Benjamin Estep


Carolyn Elizabeth Benjamin “Carol” Estep, 65, of Wilmington, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Born in Muskegon, MI on November 19, 1947, she was the daughter of Myrtle West Godbold of Wilmington and the late Robert Benjamin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Carol was the first paralegal in Wilmington and worked with Calder and Calder Attorney at Law. She made Prayer Shawls and donated them to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and also made hats for a pediatric oncologist in Florida for children with cancer.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Glenn E. Estep of the home; four sons, Christopher Estep (Angie), Mark Estep, Jared Estep (Donna), Evan Estep (Heather) all of Wilmington; three daughters, Melody Faye Blizzard (Randy) of Wilmington, Leanna Slater (Jim) Indiantown, FL, Samantha Estep of Wilmington; a sister-in-law, Mickie Benjamin of New York; a nephew, Michael Benjamin of Wilmington; 21 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, 8 step-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Allan Benjamin.

A memorial Mass will be 9 am Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father John McGee officiating. A Lazarus reception will follow the service at the church. Private inurnment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation; 1414 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • June 16, 2013
    john and darnell hughes says:
    mark & Janice & kids- sorry to hear about mark's mother's death. our prayers goes out to you mark. if there anything we can do for you and Janice let bulldog & me know. I know how it feels to lose a mom. my mom died 13 years ago on father day today. LOVE BULLDOG & DARNELL HUGHES

  • June 16, 2013
    Jennifer Crump says:
    Carolyn was a living breathing angel in my eyes. She did so much for everyone and will be greatly missed. My life is better for having known her. I learned so much from her over the 22 yrs that I knew her. I love you.

  • June 17, 2013
    Katherine Estep says:
    Nanny was among my favorite people to be around when I was young. She taught me many valuable lessons. I will love you and miss you always. I love you nanny. I will always remember the happiness I felt whenever I was near you.