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Richard Benjamin Faulkner, Esquire

December 9, 1977 — March 5, 2021


Richard Benjamin Faulkner, Esquire, 43, of Greenville, formerly of Morehead City, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home.

A private service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, Westminster Hall, Morehead City, with the Rev. Tim Havlicek presiding.  His service will be available for viewing on the First Presbyterian Church Facebook after 2 p.m., Saturday.

Mr. Faulkner was born December 9, 1977, in Morehead City to Lawson Patrick Faulkner, Sr., and Edna Mae “Penny” Cooper Faulkner, both of Morehead City.  Richard is a 1996 graduate of West Carteret High School, where he was best known as being the drum major for the band.  At East Carolina University he majored in both Religious Studies and History.  Richard went on to law school at Charlotte School of Law, and owned his own law practice in Greenville.  In his spare time he was very active in the Greenville music scene.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Chelsea Elizabeth Faulkner of Greenville; two daughters, Aria and Holland Faulkner; two sons, Eli and Felix Faulkner; two brothers, Patrick Faulkner of Morehead City, and John Faulkner and his wife Noelle, of New Bern.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions, in memory of Richard, may be made to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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