Betty Benfield “Bennie” Poplin, 86, of Statesville, went to be with the two greatest loves of her life, her Jesus and her husband, Ervin Johnson Poplin, early on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Mrs. Poplin was born in Iredell County on August 19, 1934 to the late Eli Ervin and
Hattie Lucille Benfield. Welcomed to heaven by her brother John Benfield and sister Jewel Deal (Hubert) and beloved family members, Don Poplin (Jenny), Harry Poplin (Nancy) and Alan Poplin (India). Left with the blessings of her memory are her son, Irvin Poplin (Cheryl) and daughters, Helen Poplin May (Phillip), Harriet Templeton (Harlan) and Teresa Bost (Donnie), who she selflessly devoted her life to, as well as her grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, survived by Coite Benfield (Jean) and Bertie Benfield.
She was a member of the former Race Street Methodist Church and a current member of Front Street Baptist Church where her love of children spilled over into decades of devoted service in the nursery, known affectionately by many as “Miss Pop Pop”. No words can express the strong, sweet spirit based in her faith in Christ that she carried throughout her life, that touched so many lives.
A loving thanks for all the love and care she received on Iredell Memorial’s surgical floor and 1 North, with special gratitude to four angels; Josie, Britney (OT), Hannah and Christie. Much affection and thanks to Brenda Hicks, not only her hairdresser but as her special friend of over forty years.
Mrs. Poplin will lie in state at Troutman Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 24 from 2:00-5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 25 at Front Street Baptist Church at 2:00 pm, Mrs. Poplin will lie in state an hour prior to the service. A burial will follow the funeral at Oakwood Cemetery with Tim Stutts officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to any of the following; Front Street Baptist Church Senior Choir/ Young at Heart at 1403 W Front St, Statesville, NC 28677, Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, Hospice of Iredell County at 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625 or The Gideons International at P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251.
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Front Street Baptist
1403 W. Front St., Statesville NC 28677
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625