Gail Elizabeth Rivenbark

Female 1947 - 2019  (72 years)


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  • Name Gail Elizabeth Rivenbark  [1
    Born 25 Jan 1947  Rome, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 May 2019  Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8330  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father John Wesley Rivenbark,   b. 21 Aug 1925, Duplin, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 2002, Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Blanche Elizabeth Como,   b. 26 Sep 1921, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1982, Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bobby Ray Benton,   b. 8 Jul 1946, Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 May 1961 
    Children 
     1. Bobby Ray Benton,   b. 26 Oct 1963,   d. 4 Jan 2009, Chapel Hill, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     2. John Kevin Benton,   b. 12 Jun 1966, Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Larry Moore 
    Married 5 Jan 1994  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Divorced 15 Mar 1996
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Gail Elizabeth Benton, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at her home. Born on January 25th, 1947 in Rome, NY, she was the second child of John and Betty Rivenbark. She earned her accounting degree from Cape Fear Commmunity College and utilized her degree for J.L. Jack Hydraulics Company and the New Hanover County Business Tax Office. Gail’s laugh filled up a room and there never was a better story teller. She was an encyclopedia of family lore and always had a pot of coffee waiting. Every gift she ever received was exactly what she needed and her favorite color was green. She loved the Bay at the South End, making her friends and family laugh, playing with her grandchildren and hosting at Christmas. In middle school at Tileston, underneath the gym, Gail would arrive early to shag dance with her classmates and she was truly gifted. It would be a talent that would be mentioned again and again when friends and family were asked to describe Gail’s youth. Gail was fiercely loyal, full of wit and loved her family with every ounce of her soul.
      In additon to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers, John W. Rivenbark III, John W. Rivenbark IV and her son Bobby Ray Benton, Jr. She is survived by her son John Kevin Benton (Barb), her grandchildren Jesse Hudson,Belinda Gail Benton and Courtney Benton, her great grandchildren Anthony, Angelo and Brock, and her baby sister, Denise Rivenbark Lewis, and many loved nephews and nieces.
      Gail, Nanny, Aunt Gail, Sister, Mom, Friend. You were so much to so many and you will be so missed.
      A memorial will be held at 11am on Friday June 7th at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.