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Idella Benjamin

August 3, 1948 July 1, 2016
Idella Benjamin
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Idella Benjamin was born in Selma, Alabama on August 3, 1948, to the late Mary Mathis. She attended Moton High School. Idella acquired her God given gift of sewing while in Mrs. Floyds class. She excelled in her craft quickly. Idella enjoyed making dresses and suits. She was considered one of the best seamtress in town. Idella met, courted and subsequently married the love of her life, Byron Benjamin. They were united in Holy Matrimony on March 5, 1976. Together her and Byron, along with her mother-in-law, sister, brother-in-law formed a group called The Family Gospel Singers. They traveled many cities and ministered in song.

Idella was a dutiful employee at Moton Elementary School, serving both as a teacher’s aide and a custodian. She retired in 1997. She was also a lifelong member of the Spirit of Life Church of God where she ministers and co-pastors. On July 1, 2016 Idella entered a peaceful rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She leaves to mourn a loving, faithful and devoted husband, Byron Benjamin; five children, Jonathan Pernell Mathis, Avis Latoya Mathis, Joel Trenton Mathis (Tyiesha), Byron Benjamin, Jr. (deceased), Sean Jeremiah Benjamin and Shayne Emmanuel Benjamin; eight grandchildren; three brothers, William Mathis (Joy), Henry Mathis, Jr. (Laura Mae) and Albert Mathis (Yulonda); three sisters, Geraldine Carr (John), Verna Ware and Cynthia Munford (Jeffery); also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Friday

8

Jul

5:00 PM 7/8/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/8/2016 7:00:00 PM
Eastside House of God

827 1/2 Twigg Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Eastside House of God
827 1/2 Twigg Street Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Jul

11:00 AM 7/9/2016 11:00:00 AM
Eastside House of God

827 1/2 Twigg Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Viewing prior to service will start at 9:30am to 11:00am. The funeral cortege will form at the family home: 826 Schoolhouse Street, Brooksville, FL 34601 at 10:15am.

Eastside House of God
827 1/2 Twigg Street Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Spring Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

8580 Fort Dade Ave
Brooksville, FL 34601

8580 Fort Dade Ave Brooksville 34601 FL
United States
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