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Stephanie Bessmer

October 17, 1959 - September 9, 2008

Stephanie Bessmer, 48, of Belville, NC, beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister, passed away on Monday September 9th, 2008.

Stephanie was born October 17th, 1959 in Chapel Hill, NC. She grew up in Chapel Hill and attended the Chapel Hill City Schools. She earned a business degree and spent many years in the insurance and banking industries. She was recently promoted to VP and Branch Manager of Southport Security Savings in Southport, NC.

Stephanie is survived by her husband, Bill; her two sons, Michael McDonald of Greensboro, and Matthew McDonald and his fiancée, Lauren Harris, of Raleigh; her parents, Ronnie and Kristi Mann; her brother, Ronnie Mann Jr., and his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Wade and Caroline, of Chapel Hill; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stephanie also leaves behind many friends and co-workers who will miss her tremendously.

A memorial service officiated by Harold Manning will be held at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at 3736 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington on Sunday, September 14th at 2pm. Friends and family will gather at the Bessmer residence immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Communities in Schools program in Brunswick County, NC (

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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