Mrs. Mary Ann Bennett, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and hairstylist passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023 at the age of 79 in her home, surrounded by  her loved ones.

Born on the 8th of September, 1943, Mary Ann’s passion for hairstyling bloomed early in her life.  She possessed a talent for fixing people’s hair, bringing joy and confidence to all who sat in her chair.  She was a successful business owner for 22 years.  Mary Ann provided a social hub for the community she lived in and a place of comfort to many, while realizing her dreams.

But Mary Ann’s greatest joy in life was her family.  She cherished her role as a wife to Chuck (Charles) and her children Rocky Allen and Maryjane Crystal Manchester (Art) and grandchildren, Arthur Manchester, Alexander and Adam Bennett.  She was always approachable and there to listen and provide support to her loved ones.  Her warm smile, welcoming arms and loving heart touched everyone she encountered, leaving a lasting impression.  Mary leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. Her memory will forever be treasured by her husband Chuck, son Rocky , daughter, Crystal and those fortunate enough to know her.   Mary Ann will be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, beloved member of the community and exceptional hairstylist.  She was a constant source of comfort and inspiration to her family and those around her.

In honoring Mary Ann’s life let us celebrate the memories shared and the love she bestowed upon us.  May her sprit continue to shine brightly in our hearts and may her legacy remind us to embrace our passions and cherish the bonds of family.

Rest in Peace dear Mary Ann Bennett.

Funeral Services for Mary Ann Biggerstaff Bennett will be held Wednesday May 24,2023 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, with Rev. Lisa Marshall officiating.  Entombment will follow in the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 4:00 P.M. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.

A Remembrance Service will be held  at 2:00 P.M. Sunday May 28, 2023 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church,  Morganton, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 201 Shady Rest Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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