Joy Belle Benton
July 5, 1942 – December 2, 2019
Joy Belle Benton was 77 years old when she passed on December 2, 2019.
She was born on July 5, 1942 at Little River, SC, but called Leland, NC home for the last 56 years.
She retired as an assistant cook with Brunswick County Schools after 11 years. After retiring, she worked another 5 years at the Delco Truck Stop. Joy was an avid reader and enjoyed doing needle point, growing plants, and movie collecting.
Joy was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Benton, her daughter Tina Louise, and her parents John Bunyon and Jennie Belle Downer, as well as her bothers and sisters, Ray Downer, Ruby Manley, J.B. Downer, Betty Milliken, Mary Downer, and Dorothy Cox.
She is survived by her son James Benton and her brothers Thomas, John Paul, and Samuel Downer, in addition to lots of nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.
There will be a celebration of life at Pine View Church's fellowship hall on 202 Flemington Rd, Wilmington, NC at noon on December 13, 2019.
- Celebration of Life Friday, December 13, 2019