Marie Benton

October 30, 1945 - May 29, 2012
Marie Benton


Marie Farrow Benton, 66, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, after an epic battle with a terminal illness.

She was born on October 30, 1945 the daughter of Richard and Mabel Farrow. Marie will be remembered as a loving mother and sister, loyal friend, and a passionate spiritual scholar.

She is survived by her sister, Joann Farrow, her daughter and son Tracey Benton Hickman, and Chris Benton, her granddaughters Kendall, Lindsey, and Jordan Hickman, and her daughter in law, Emma Segasture.

Marie will be profoundly missed by her family, whom she loved and protected with fierce dedication, and her Tora study group, who loved and admired her immense intelligence, and sharp wit.

Graveside services will be held at Oleander Memorial Gardens on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 AM.

Donations may be made in Marie’s name to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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  • June 01, 2012
    Theresa Losak Paschal-Bale says:
    Marie and I were at New Hanover High together. She was undoubtedly one of the sweetest people I knew. The world was surely a much better place with her in it. With Kind Regards, Theresa

  • June 02, 2012
    P.J.G. says:
    To the family of Marie Farrow Benton my sincere condolences for your loss, and through your grief may the God who gives comfort to all comfort you in this time of sadness as spoken of at 2 Corinthians 1:4

  • June 02, 2012
    Linda Linares says:
    The New Hanover High School Class of 1964 sends their condolences to the family in your loss.

  • June 02, 2012
    John & Loraine Garris says:
    Even though through the years we lost touch, we were saddened to hear of Marie's illness and passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  • June 02, 2012
    Carolyn Long Todd says:
    To Marie's Family, So very sorry for your loss. Marie and I were classmates,class of 1964. She was a nice, friendly and beautiful young lady.