Lema Octavia McBean Benjamin Dies

Lema Octavia McBean Benjamin

Lema Octavia McBean Benjamin has died.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jennita McBean.

She is survived by her spouse, Kenneth R. Benjamin Sr.; daughter, Shelley M. Benjamin; son, Kenneth R. Benjamin Jr. and wife Raquel; grandchildren: Kendall E. Benjamin and Kamden E. Benjamin; and cousins: Audrey Samuel, Lynell Williams, Judith McBean Norman, Evette Williams, Jacqueline Cills, Janice Cills Porter, Oriel Samuel, Shannon Cills, Russell Cills, Aubrey McBean, Alvin McBean, Bernard McBean and Melvin McBean.

She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Marian A. Raimer, Carol M. Hendricks, Cherrill Plaskett and Colleen Benjamin-Freeman; brothers-in-law: Aaron Benjamin, Adelbert  Molyneaux Sr., Ejnar Clendinen and Monroe Clendinen; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Western Cemetery No. 3.