Melvenia Gibbs

Melvenia Gibbs

Wednesday December 18, 1940 - Saturday May 9, 2020
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Mrs. Melvenia Benbow Gibbs, 79, of Greer, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Manning Place. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Benbow and Caroline James.

Melvenia received her formal education in the New Hanover County School System. She was a graduate of Williston Senior High School. She was formerly employed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for over 40 years in the Food Service Department.

God blessed her with an infectious smile that would affect everyone she encountered. She was a loving, dedicated mother who was always available for her children. Sheinstilled Christian values in her children. Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Alonzo Wellington Gibbs; a daughter, Debra E. Benbow; a brother, Charlie Benbow, Jr., her father, Charlie Benbow, Sr.; and her mother, Carolina James.

Left to cherish many fond memories are six daughters, Terry Wise of Wilmington, NC, Alvenia (James) Parson of Newport News, VA, Sherry (Thomas) Dendy of Greer, SC, Shenita (Rev. Dr. Anthony) Josey of Clarksburg, MD, Meryle (Brad) Leonard of Mooresville, NC, and Quessie Jones of Wilmington, NC; one son, Todd Wise of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Ernestine Lewis of Wilmington, NC; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grand-children; special friends, Jean Brinson of Leland, NC, Victoria Canty of Wilmington, NC, and the Dawkins Family of Greer, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday May 16, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday May 16, 2020 11:00am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    1 Pine Knoll Dr
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Todd Wise

Posted at 03:29am
Wow nothing like a mother's love, being the only son , God blessed me with a beautiful mom and six beautiful sister's, my heart is heavy but God loved her more , I will miss our talks every day, love you now and forever more, rest in peace mom , I miss you ! Your mama boy , Todd WISE


Angela Tomlin Lewis

Posted at 11:15pm
I will never forget her smile and laughter in happy times as well as sad times . She will truly be missed ! May God continue to bless her children. This is not good bye Ms. Melvenia but see ya when morning comes !

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Camilla Norris

Posted at 01:08pm
Dear Todd, you and your family are in our prayers and have our sincerest condolences. Be encouraged, Love Camille and Rena Norris.
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