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Jenny Elliott Tench

September 7, 1947 — June 14, 2023

Jenny, 75, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.  She was born in Elizabethton, TN to Lula Taylor Elliott and Red Sim Elliott.  She was preceded in death by her son, Donald "DJ" Tench, Jr.; her parents; stepmother, Peggy Taylor Elliott; brother, C. Sonny Elliott; her beloved Uncle Brown and Aunt Hazel "Mama" Elliott.

Jenny was a true sales lady, it was in her blood.  She sold car parts, cars at McKinney Chevrolet, insurance, and houses at Century 21 Murphy Rudolph.  She truly loved making people happy with their new car or home.  In her career, she worked at First Union and Wells Fargo in the mortgage department.

She moved to Charlotte in her teens and graduated from West Mecklenburg High School.  She lived in Charlotte and in Mt. Holly.  However, her heart was always in Stoney Creek just outside of Elizabethton, TN.  She always said, "Stoney Creek, that's my dirt, it's in my blood."  She was very proud of and loved her little house in Mt. Holly and truly enjoyed cooking and spending time with her wonderful neighbors, friends, and especially her grandson and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Tench Cooke (Gary); grandson, Ean Cooke; sisters, Phyllis "Skipper" Walters (Dean) of Ocean Isle, NC, Joann Elliott of Asheville, NC; brother, Wendell Elliott (Lynn) of Charlotte, NC; nieces and nephews, April Elliott W(Steve), Amanda Taylor, Robin Lewis (Chris), Candy Slagle, Scott Walters (Tina), Tara Elliott (Stephen); and many more great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 24th,  2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly, led by her great nephew, Nick Colbaugh.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carolina Caring Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

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Visitation

Saturday, June 24, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Benson Funeral & Cremation

101 Oak Grove St., Mt. Holly, NC 28120

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Benson Funeral & Cremation

101 Oak Grove St., Mt. Holly, NC 28120

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