Friday, October 21, 2016

Annette Bingham

Annette Patton Bingham
January 29, 1936 - October 18, 2016

(Annette Bingham has been a regular participant in many CUCC activities, including TaizĂ© worship and Sunday Forum. She also has served as a leader of the Triangle Interfaith Task Force.)

Annette Patton Bingham was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 29, 1936, to John Constantine Patton and Nettie Elizabeth Horne. She died October 18, 2016 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of 80. She was nurtured and baptized at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and after marriage continued her lifelong service in the Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Greensboro High School and earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts and Letters from North Carolina State University.

On September 10, 1955 she married William Louis Bingham of Roper, North Carolina. In their married life they lived in Lafayette, Indiana; State College, Pennsylvania; Nancy, Lorraine, France; Hyattsville, Maryland;Chicago,Illinois and Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they raised 4 children: JEB, Allen, Dan, and Lorri. She taught middle school science for 17 years in the Wake County Public School System.

She was a faithful member of Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, serving many leadership capacities; served on the Conference Board of Missions and chaired Volunteers in Mission; chaired the North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Citizens Advisory Council for 15 years; served on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Interfaith Alliance; chaired Wake County Housing and Homeless Advisory Committee; co-founder of Kids Cafe and AventWest Community Development Corporation.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William Louis Bingham; her son, John Elden "JEB" Bingham of Butner, North Carolina; her son, William Allen Bingham and wife Cynthia Lee Bingham, and grandchildren Elizabeth Ann Bingham and William Lee Bingham, all of Pinehurst, North Carolina; son Marcel Daniel Bingham and wife Martha Gail Hamner, and grandchildren Elena Claire Bingham and Seth Daniel Bingham, all of Syracuse, New York; and daughter Nancy Lorraine Bingham of Garner, North Carolina; her brother John Constantine Patton, Jr. of Little River,South Carolina; her sister-in-law Juanita Bingham Miller of Fayetteville, North Carolina; her sister-in-law Priscilla Bingham Durkin of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, John Constantine Patton, her mother Nettie Elizabeth Horne, and her sister, Martha Irene Tucker.

A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Avent Ferry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Donna Thompson presiding. The family will greet friends and family in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Annette Bingham to the AventWest Community Development Corporation in care of Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, 2700 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606.