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Idellar Benjamin
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Idellar Margaret was born on January 1, 1947, in New York, NY. Idellar was preceded in death by her parents William and Rosanna Jennings. She was the eldest of her siblings and was given the nickname “Tootsie”. Her younger siblings, Joyce Alston (Herman), the late William Jennings Jr., Alonzo Jennings, the late Darryl Jennings, and Darryl Hamilton (Sheena), all knew she had a personality all her own. She could be stubborn and opinionated; however, she would shower them with love at the same time. Idellar was raised in Newark and attended the Newark Public School System.

For over 28 years she shared her life with her husband, the late Boise Benjamin. He was the absolute love of her life and meant the world to her. She enjoyed the many years they shared together and the many surprises and gifts he showered her with. Together they raised six children, Erma Rivers (Reginald), Cynthia Jones, Cynthia Benjamin, Rubin Jones Jr., Eric Jones and Michael Jones. Idellar and Benny both shared a tremendous love for their Godson, Pedro Pinto. Idellar loved being a mother and she also loved to shop. Idellar had a flare for fashion and shoes were her weakness.

The passing of Idellar will create an empty space in many hearts, especially in the lives of her children, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Idellar was so much more than can be written in an obituary. Above all, her proudest achievement was being a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Aunt. Idellar was very loving and nurturing. Make no mistake, when she needed to be firm and direct, you knew she meant business. She was a true friend you could always depend on. Idellar was an original who was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Our family wishes to convey our sincerest appreciation for your prayers and support during this difficult time. We are blessed to have friends and family like you and are thankful for all you have done.

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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Cemetery Details


Rosehill Cemetery

Rosehill US Highway 1 N
Linden, NJ 07036


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