Brenda Tanner Ennis, 71


BENSON — Mrs. Brenda Tanner Ennis, age 71, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church in Benson. The Rev. Joe Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ennis was born on Sept. 10, 1950, in Harnett County. She was preceded in death by her father, Olin D. Tanner. In her early years of life, Mrs. Ennis worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh and was also a teacher assistant. Mrs. Ennis was also the co-owner and operator of Stainless Steel Specialties in Raleigh. She was a member of Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church outside Benson, where she served in many capacities. 

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ricky D. Ennis; mother, Louise Tanner; daughters, Renee Underwood and husband Chris, Amanda Ziady and husband Chad, and April Johnson and husband Brian; grandchildren, Dale McGee and fiancé Mackenzie, Dillon McGee, Sawyer Johnson and Addalen Johnson; brother, Ronald Tanner and wife Carol; sister, Bonnie Dunn and husband Larry; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and other times at the home.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House, P.O. Box 1376 Smithfield, NC 27577; or to Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church, P.O. Box 423, Benson, NC 27504.

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.


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