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Irene Benbow Wiley
Apr 17, 1949 to Apr 13, 2017


God chose Irene Benbow Wiley to join him in his Holy Temple on Thursday, April 13, 2017, saying that her earthly work was finally completed. She was the fifth child of seven born to the late Samuel Lee and Camilla Irene Stinney Benbow in Summerton on April 17, 1949. She accepted God as her Savior at an early age. Irene was a member of Longcreek Church of Christ, Columbia, where she was a faithful servant of the Lord, attending church regularly until her health declined. Irene attended the public school systems of Philadelphia, PA and was a 1967 graduate of William Penn High School. She relocated to Bronx, NY, where she met the man who became the love of her life, Robert “Bobby” Wiley, Sr. They were united in holy matrimony in New Rochelle, NY in 1968. She worked as a mortgage consultant for RBMG Mortgage Company until her health declined. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Robert “Bobby” Wiley, Sr.; sons, Robert (Trancy) Wiley, Jr. and Rasaan (Christal) Wiley, both of Columbia; daughter, Santana Benbow of Hagerstown, MD; nine grandchildren; brothers, John Ervin Benbow of Florence and Bobby Benbow of Batesburg-Leesville; sisters, Camilla (Leroy) Middleton and Sarah Reddick of Effingham, Mable (Ronald) Pratt of Columbia; aunt, Inez Dingle of Bronx, NY; uncle, Roland Watson of Miami, FLA; a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Celebration of life services will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, 12:00 noon, from the High Hill A. M. E. Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Stanley Rivers, pastor, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 3613 Marblehead Court, Effingham. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. The procession will leave from 5670 Fish Road, Dalzell at 11:20 a. m. Burial will be in the High Hills A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.
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