Joyce Delores Benjamin

June 14, 1941 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 78)


Joyce Delores Benjamin, 78, earned her heavenly wings on Monday, April 13,2020 in Orangeburg,S.C. She was born on June 14,1941 in Orangeburg to the late Doreatha Dixon and George Jenkins. Joyce graudated from George Washington Craver High School in 1959. She moved to New York, got married and had two children: Cecelia and Timothy Assam. 

After divorcing her first husband, she married Henry Benjamin on November 26,1977 and in addition to Cecelia and Timothy, they raised: Tawana, Chantel, a niece-Melissa Fine, Leatrice and Richard Vega and other children for a grand total of nearly 20.  Joyce worked as a data entry operator for several years and was particularly known for her love of children. 

In addition to her parents, Joyce is predeceased by Melissa, who went to glory ten years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Henry Benjamin, sisters: Margaret Zimmerman and Carrie Lee Fine, children Cecelia(Terry  Graham), Timothy, Leatrice(Charles Sims), Richard, Tawana, Chantel, nieces; especially Jo Ann Z. Butler, nephews and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The service will proceed as follows:

The viewing will be held on Friday, April 17,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home at 1:00pm until 7:00pm.

The service will be held on Saturday, April 18,2020 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church beginning at  11:00am. 

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 Service Program


April 17, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
April 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, South Carolina, Woodolive Street, Orangeburg

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