Fay J. Behrends

Published 12:25 pm Monday, June 14, 2021

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EURE, NC – Fay June Behrends, 79, of Corner High Road, died Friday, June 11, 2021 in Vidant Inpatient Hospice, Greenville.

Mrs. Behrends was born in Pennsylvania. A retired waitress, she was a member of Eure Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her adopted parents, James and Rose Lee; husband, Robert Arthur Behrends, III; a son, Stephen D. Behrends (Lisa, also deceased); a step-son, David Sheppard; two sisters, Cindy Drury and Shelley Lawson; and two brothers, Jimmy and Jackie Lee.

Surviving are her children, Diane L. Behrends (Scot) of Midland Park, NJ, and John Behrends (Tonya) of Conway; two step-children, Lorraine M. Johnson of Kernersville, and Robert Sheppard (Debra) of Katy, Texas; a sister, Rose Marie Winfield of Hopatcong, NJ; six grandchildren, Ashley R. Havel, Steven D. Havel, Jr. (Ashley), Dustin W. Harrell, Tayla F. Behrends, Harlee D. Behrends, and Zackery S. Behrends; three great-grandchildren, Steven D. Havel, III, Jaxson W. Havel, and Bryson R. Havel; three step-grandchildren, Christa M. Johnson, Sara Sheppard, and Bobby Sheppard, and other extended family in Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. in Eure Baptist Church and will be conducted by pastor, The Rev. Dr. Wayne Proctor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family Monday, June 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, or in the church social hall immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.millerfhc.com.