Margaret Bindeman Benner Reese

Mrs. Reese, 95, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in the Harris Hospice Unit of Novant Presbyterian Hospital.

Margaret was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Clover, S.C., daughter of the late William Wylie Bindeman and Bierrie Stacy Bindeman. She enjoyed education; graduating from Gastonia High School, she also took classes at CPCC and UNCC. After Mrs. Reese raised her family, she went back to work and was employed with Mercy Hospital for several years before going to work as the office manager for Providence Radiology until she retired. Margaret was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church for many years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by her family, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by first husband, Frank John Benner Sr. and her second husband, Charles L. Reese of Jersey Shore, N.J. Margaret and Charles lived in Williamsport from 2001 until 2008.

Surviving are her children, Gary Benner, Gail Benner Victory, Frank Benner, Barbara Benner Hudock and William Benner; grandchildren, Valerie St. John, Woody Victory, Chris Benner, Gary Victory, Larry Victory, David Benner, Michael Hudock, Lindsay Benner and Barbara Miller; and five great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. Please share condolences online at