Emma Irene Benton
March 21, 1946 – September 25, 2003

Emma Irene Benton went to be with the Lord, late Thursday evening, September 25, 2003. She was born March 21, 1946 to Luther and Fannie Benton in Eden, North Carolina. She was a devout Christian, following her calling from the Lord, she believed in living her life to serve him.

She enjoyed every moment enriching her life through her travels and her studies. She received an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Bronx Community College in 1976 and furthered her education when entering Herbert H. Lehman College and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1981.

Calm and gentle was her soul
Yet it had a glorious might
Wounded spirits she made whole
Clouded minds she filled with light
Calmly, calmly lay her down.

She has fought a noble fight
She has battled for the right
She has won a fadeless crown
Miss Me… ….But Let me Go!

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