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Lorene Bennett Paul

October 30, 1932 - October 14, 2021

MURFREESBORO, NC – Lorene Bennett Paul died peacefully on Thursday October 14, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Brinson Paul, daughter Barbara Beasley (Roger) of the Seattle area, son David Paul (Janice) of the Dallas area, sister Shirley Vinson of Portsmouth, Virginia, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Frank Bennett, her mother, Minnie Bennett, four brothers; Franklin “Buck”, William, Henry, and C.D. Bennett, five sisters; Frances Council, Beulah Hunter, Louise Askew, Annie Maude Donald, and Viola Meade.

Lorene enjoyed being a wife, mother, Sunday School teacher, and Christian, as well as doing crafts.  She worked in her early marriage at the Texas Company in Norfolk, as a church secretary in Greenville, and with the North Carolina Department of State in Raleigh.  When she became a mother, she became a wonderful homemaker for her family.

The family will receive friends on Sunday October 17 at the Garrett-Sykes Murfreesboro Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be Monday October 18 at 2:00 PM at the Murfreesboro Baptist Church (mask required), followed by interment at Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery (the church of her youth).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lorene and Brinson Paul Scholarship Fund @ Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Paul family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel

314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Murfreesboro Baptist Church

200 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021


Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery

519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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