Jennifer Miller Benton, 57, was born in Johnson City, Tenn., on Jan. 9, 1959, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny J. Miller and Hattie Britt Miller; a sister, Sindi Miller Collins, and a brother in-law, Larry Gale Benton.
Jenny was a beloved wife and mother who loved and adored her grandchildren. She never met a stranger and took every opportunity to witness to people about her Lord and Savior. Her faith meant everything to her. She loved her family and friends but would say, “As much as I love you, I love God more. He is first and foremost in my life.”
She attended Shiloh United Methodist Church and loved her church family. She was a member of Reaching Heart Ministries and enjoyed the fellowship they had. The main goal in her life was for her family and friends to come to know and love the Lord as much as she did. She would say, “I want to see you in heaven.”
Jenny was a talented lady who made beautifully decorated cakes and should have been an interior designer. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved animals and adored her three dogs, Smoke, Lisa and Princess.
Jenny is survived by her husband of 30 years, Harry Dale Benton; one son, Christopher George Benton (Kristen); one daughter, Sierra Benton; four grandchildren, Chandler Davis, Hannah Grace Davis, Lilly Parker and Boston Benton; one sister, Vicki Miller Watson (David); two brothers, Johnny J. Miller and Steve Hinkle; her stepmother, Mary Miller, and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her niece, Deidre Watson, who loved and took care of her during her illness.
The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, N.C. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.