January 27, 1923 ~ November 9, 2015

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Columbia, SC,

Helen Brown Benson, formerly of Asheville, died Monday, November 9, 2015, at her home in Columbia, SC. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Pender V. Brown, Sr. and Daisy Trivett Brown. She was a graduate of Asheville High School and had worked for the Asheville Citizen-Times and as an accountant with Thomas Miller, CPA. She was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia. Surviving are her husband, George W. Benson, Jr.; daughters, Gayle B. Messer and Gwynne L. Benson, two grandchildren, Dr. Garrick Messer (Jill) and Ginette Williams (Brad), step-granddaughter, Aimee Hall (Charles); and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville. The family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia SC 29203.

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  1. Thanks for the memories — the many phone calls and cards on birthdays, holidays and other special occasions to many friends. She brought joy to me — husband of Rosa Broome Zeigler and brother-in-law of Mary Broome Blalock Wilson. She was a true friend and she will be missed. Helen and Rosa and Mary were, and still are, three of a kind.

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength in the days ahead.
    Marie B.

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  3. For God has comforted His people, and He will show mercy to His own afflicted ones.’? (Isaiah 49:13b) May God continue to provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. The Bible shares a wonderful resurrection hope for future. I pray that you find comfort in the wonderful promises of John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15.

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