Lillie Irene Benton

December 21, 1945 - July 27, 2012
Lillie Irene Benton


Lillie Irene Benton, 66, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in New Hanover Co., on December 21, 1945, the daughter of the late William and India Hobbs Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Benton, Sr., two brothers, William Mathis Cooper and Phillip Cooper.

Surviving are one son, John Henry Benton, Jr. of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Zachary Deans, Delaney Benton, and Susan Benton of Teachey, NC; half-sister, Judy Henry of Wilmington, NC; special friend, Patricia Deans Terry of Teachey, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, July 30, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Bridge of Life Community Church, 2220 Mercantile Dr., Leland, NC by Rev. Jerome Bullard, and Rev. Kenny Emanuel, Jr.

Interment will follow in the King Memorial Cemetery, Leland, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road Leland, NC. 910.383.3511


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  • July 29, 2012
    Christi Barrett says:
    Sorry about your loss. May God Bless You!!

  • July 28, 2012
    Debra Carter says:
    John My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was a special lady who loved you and her grandchildren dearly.

  • July 28, 2012
    joyce says:
    im so sorry for ur loss she will truly be missed she was such wonderful and kind person