MOORESVILLE Nell Benfield Uzzell, 85, of Mooresville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born May 4, 1934, in Cleveland County, to the late Marion and Gazzie Martin Benfield. Mrs. Uzzell received her master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She retired from Burke County and Cabarrus County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Uzzell was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Mooresville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Uzzell. She is survived by her children, Shara Uzzell of Mooresville, William Uzzell and wife, Mary Ann, of York, S.C.; sister, Winnie Carpenter; brothers, Marion Benfield Jr., and Dale Benfield; grandchildren, Grey and his wife, Amanda, Adam and his wife, Amy, Brie, and Abby; great-grandchildren, Cayden, Arthur, and Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Joshua Lathan officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Uzzell family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
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