Rev. Benjamin Nelson Black, 86, of Statesville, passed away, Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Black was born April 22, 1934 in Charlotte, NC and was the son of the late Otto Brice Black and Lillian Rebecca Hudson Black. He was a graduate of Charlotte Tech High School and Lee University in Cleveland, TN. On April 9, 1955, he married Darris Hardin Black, who survives of the home. For the past 64 years, he ministered at Mt. Mourne Church of God, Fisher St. Church of God in Kannapolis, Landmark Church of God (Fifth St.), Earl St. Church of God in Kannapolis, Thomasville Church of God, N. Belmont Church of God, W. Asheville Church of God, Crest City Conference, Royster Church of God in Shelby and President Emeritus at Landmark Church of God.
In addition to his wife, Rev. Black is survived by five children, Norman Black (Sandy) of SC, Baron J. Black of TN, Regina King (Allen) of NC, Wendell Black of NC, Galen Black (Luanne) of NC; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, one sister, Betty Starnes, one brother, Charles Black and a host of numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Friday, January 8, 2021 at Landmark Church of God. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday morning 9:30-10:30 am at the church.
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Landmark Church of God
2200 E. Broad St., Statesville NC 28625