Benjamin Winslow

Benjamin Winslow

Benjamin Mark Winslow, Jr., affectionately known as Bennie, Daddy, Pappy or Papa died Friday, November 1, 2013 at his residence, 1116 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, NC. He was one of seven children born in Pasquotank County to the late Benjamin Mark Winslow, Sr., and Mittie Bell Dillon Winslow on April 25, 1918. He was married to Frauline Tarkington Winslow of the residence for sixty-nine years. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and owned and operated Winslow Taxi Company for over sixty years.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Joyce James and husband Roy of Columbia, NC, Don Winslow and Cheryle of Elizabeth City, NC, Charline Meads and husband Norman of Elizabeth City, NC, Sybil Williams and husband H. P. of Elizabeth City, NC, Linda Meads of Elizabeth City, NC, and Susan Sanders and husband Mike of Camden, NC; a sister, Antoinette Hall of Elizabeth City, NC; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Delma Overton; and four brothers, Elbert, Aubrey, Sherwood and Curtis.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence and immediately following the service in the funeral home lobby. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Winslow family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Philliip & Bonnie Jernigan on November 2nd, 2013 8:42 pm

    To the Winslow family, may our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Mr. Bennie was a kind man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Becky Sawyer Smithson on November 2nd, 2013 10:24 pm

    Keeping you in thought and prayer, I know he will be missed.

  3. Kent, Beverly & Christopher Gardner on November 2nd, 2013 10:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. June and Larry Melvin on November 2nd, 2013 11:44 pm

    Mr. Bennie was a very fine man and hard worker. I have been his neighbor for 46 years and he was so nice to be around. Joyce was my best friend in school and Don has been Larry,s motorcycle buddy for years. May God enjoy this angel in his heaven and give the entire family strength to endure their loss of a wonderful person. Lifting you all up in prayer.

  5. Sarah Wilson. Todd on November 2nd, 2013 11:45 pm

    Sybil and H.P. and family, you are in my prayers. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

  6. Curtis and Darlene Brooks on November 3rd, 2013 7:36 am

    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bennie. He was truly an icon of Elizabeth City.

  7. Wanda White and Roy Everett on November 3rd, 2013 9:24 am

    so sorry for your loss…..I really liked him the few occasions that I was in his presence……so many, many people thought very highly of him…

  8. Sharon Raby Tew on November 3rd, 2013 1:54 pm

    Susan and Mike and family.
    A loss in the family like this is never easy. I know that you and your family have many fond memories of your dad. Those memories will be even more precious to you now more than ever, and those memories will comfort you now as well as in the future. Robby and I are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayes are with you and the family at this time.

  9. Anna Cahoon Boyce on November 3rd, 2013 4:18 pm

    Mr Winslow, was a fine honest man, an icon in Elizabeth City. When I was a young teenager, & I went to the TownClub to dance, Mama always gave me the change to go down to the bus station
    & ask Mr winslow to bring me home, He will surely be missed, Your family will bbe in our prayers. Anna Cahoon Boyce

  10. Tina Paul on November 3rd, 2013 5:33 pm

    Joyce and Roy, not sure you even remember me, Eddie Paul’s wife. Have not seen you guys in about 40 years…. But I DO remember you both, and want to express my heartfelt sorrow on the loss of Mr Winslow.

    Eddie’s parents died 5 years ago, and Eddie himself in 2009, so I understand your pain of losing a loved one…

    God bless, Tina

  11. Velma Gray on November 3rd, 2013 6:15 pm

    Dear “Winslow” Family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man, great southern gentleman, with a neat sense of humor and deep love for his family and friends. Each of you will remain in my prayers during the difficult days ahead and I pray God will bless you with wonderful memories of the great times y’all had growing up loving each other and working together.

    Much love,

    Velma and George Gray

  12. Susan, Tim and Lauren Brown on November 3rd, 2013 8:11 pm

    Sybil and HP,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.
    Love, Tim and Susan

  13. Cindy and Dalbro Gibbs on November 3rd, 2013 8:48 pm

    Mr. Bennie was a good man, and he will be missed by many. Your family are in my familys prayers.

  14. Pat Hollingsworth on November 4th, 2013 1:01 pm

    With Benny’s passing, Much of the fond memories of my childhood spent with my parents, James and Edna Jackson, along with the kids, Lightning and his herd and riding horses on Parsonage Street. Every pony we ever had was never sold again, but rather given to Benny in his tender loving care. Champ, Frisky, Daisy, Shamrock–they all lived out there lives in the happy pasture behind Benny’s house. Benny was as good a man as there ever was, and anyone who loved and knew him would agree.

    With fond regards,
    Patricia Jackson Hollingsworth

  15. Nancy & Jimmy Sawyer on November 4th, 2013 2:22 pm

    We send our Love and Prayers. We heard from Antoinette Hall that he was not doing well.She’s our neighbor and friend! We love her dearly and we are so sorry to hear Mr. Bennie passed away. We knew him when he was driving a taxi. A very special person. With Much Love and Prayers,
    Nancy & Jimmy Sawyer

  16. Phyllis Gregory Cohoon on November 5th, 2013 9:14 am

    Mike, Terri and the Winslow family:
    Sending our love to all of you and hoping the memories of such a great man will comfort you and help you find peace. Love you all,
    Walt & Phyllis Cohoon

  17. Debi Williams on November 5th, 2013 10:33 pm

    I remember him waving as I go down our street on Parsonage. So sorry for your loss

  18. Nancy Jordan on November 12th, 2013 9:43 pm

    To Linda a very good friend of mine and her family I am so sorry to here of your Daddy. I can say its gets a little better. Will always remember our good times together. Nancy

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