Melissa Benton Cheshire

May 20, 1980 - November 21, 2018
Melissa Benton Cheshire


Melissa Benton Cheshire, age 38, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born on May 20, 1980, in Concord, NC, the daughter of Mark Benton and Deborah Julian Benton.

Melissa worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Insurance industry.

Melissa is survived by her parents Mark and Debbie Benton, her husband Joey Cheshire, her two kids Riley(11) and Carter(5) and sister Amy Benton Earnhardt.

She loved going to the beach and spending time with friends and family at barbecues and family get together. She also loved spending time with her two kids and doing anything to see them smile.

The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held from 6:00pm till 8:00pm on Monday, November 26, 2018, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • November 24, 2018
    Debbie & Mark Benton lit a candle:
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  • November 24, 2018
    Josh Strand says:
    My condolences to the family. I never reconnected with Melissa after coming back from the Army but the time I spent with her before will remain in my memory as some of the best times of my life. She could always make your worries small and bring optimism to any situation. To her lifelong friends and family, I know you were all blessed by her presence in a way many people will never know.

  • November 24, 2018
    Gail Bailey lit a candle:
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  • November 24, 2018
    Donna Patterson says:
    If only I could hug you one more time and take all of your pain away, tell you that tomorrow is a new day and we could get through it You were my sister at heart! My heart is aching-I love you dearly my sweet friend. Xo Mark, Debbie and Joey, No words can ease your pain. Please know I’m always here for you guys and the kids. If it’s a sitter for the kids, clothes, an ear for the kids and listen, to understand their heartache, to kiss their fears away....I’ll be there I love you guys