Joan Benton | Obituary | The Press and Standard
by Myiah Blakeney | August 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home
Joan Roberts Benton, 86, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was born in Eden, N.C., to the late William Garner Roberts and Anne Price Roberts.
Joan was a graduate of UNC of Greensboro. After her marriage in 1957 to the late Aimar H Benton, she moved to Augusta, Ga., where she taught in public schools and then owned and operated the Eee-Gee-Bee School for pre-kindergartners. They later moved to Thompson, Ga., and then to Walterboro, where she taught gifted and academically talented students at Colleton Elementary. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary society for women educators.
Joan was always active at her church – First Baptist Augusta, First Baptist Thompson, First Baptist Walterboro and First Baptist Mauldin. She was involved in Sunday School and WMU including a term as SC State WMU Director. At the age of 82 she went to Haiti for a week of missions to work with children.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Lauren Talley Benton and her sister-in-law, Anna Tilson Roberts. She is survived by her sons Edward G. (Joan) of Greenville and Gregory P. (Tamara) of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; grandchildren Jordan P. Benton of Statesville, N.C., E. Heyward Benton and Bailey Benton of Greenville. Also surviving are her sisters, Marjory Roberts and Faye Roberts of Eden and Greensboro, N.C.; brother, William G. Roberts Jr. (Betty) of Burlington, N.C.; sister-in-law Myrtle Ann Benton Dennis (Patrick) of Charleston, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial service will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3 p.m., at First Baptist Mauldin with visitation prior from 1:00-2:45 p.m. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10 a.m., at Pine Grove Baptist Church #1 Cemetery in Walterboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Missions Ministry, First Baptist Mauldin, 150 S. Main Street, Mauldin SC 29662
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