LONGWOOD — Tencie Lea Benton Rider, 72, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at her home in Longwood.
She was a daughter of Kirby William Benton Sr. and Evelyn Milliken Benton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A. Rider Sr.; and seven siblings.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are her daughters, Loretta “Lorrie” Trogdon-Livingston, and her wife, Debra Trogdon-Livington, of Gastonia, N.C., Shelia Trodgon of Longwood, N.C., and Amy Trogdon of Gastonia, N.C.; brother, Marvin Benton of Greenville, N.C.; and sister, Lois Benton of Shallotte. She was the cherished grandmother of Christopher Trogdon, Douglas Baines Jr., and Emma Rodgers; and great-grandmother of Ethan Lewis Rogers and Landon Rider Williams. She is also survived by her partner in crime, niece, Louise Adams of Supply, N.C.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick House, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.