Ben Worked Hard and Partied Just the Same!!! On Sunday, June 27, 2021, after battling an illness for a short period of time, God sent his angels to usher BENJAMIN MONROE WILEY home. On Saturday, July 14, 1956, in Early County, Georgia, the late William Kincy Wiley and Essie Mae George welcomed their second-born son, Benjamin (Ben) into the world. Fourteen brothers and sisters welcomed Ben.
A life-long resident of Blakely, GA, Ben received his education in the public schools of Early County. As a boy, Ben accepted Christ in his life and joined Oak Grove A.M.E. Church. He served faithfully as a Steward and Trustee until his death. After graduating high school, Ben went to college for a short stint in Atlanta, GA, while working for the railroad company. After college and working for Early Miller Health Services and Universal Blanchard Incorporated, he found his true calling at the Georgia Department of Corrections for Juvenile Justice. Ben remained there until he retired after 27 years of faithful service.
Ben was preceded in death by his five (5) sisters: Rose Evelyn Franklin, Leila Mae Fryer, Catherine M. Diggs, Marian Vinson, Elvira Smith, and Jimmie L. Holmes, and five (5) brothers: Morris L. Wiley, Kincy McNeil Wiley, Jr., Ralph George, Freddie Foster, and Freddie Wimberly.
Early in his adulthood, Ben met Bennie L. Hutchins early in life, and their union produced three children, Alijhondroe, Shenika, and Don. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Bennie, and children, Alijhondroe (Pleashette), of San Antonio, TX, Shenika, of Columbus, GA, and Dontavis (Ashlee), of Albany, GA.
He also leaves five (5) sisters and a brother who will always have fond memories of him, Gladys George, of Blakely, GA, Mary Jean Joyner, of Plainfield, NJ, Bettye J. Hooks, of Hillside, NJ, Beulah Patterson, of Jacksonville, FL, and Jo Anne Smith, of Lithonia, GA, and brother, Natheory Foster, Jr.; four (4) sisters-in-law, Vera Hutchins, Ossie Gilbert, Mary Jean McDowell, and Gloria Wiley; brother-in-law, Norman Hutchins (Helen); and eight (8) grandchildren, Alijhondroe M. Wiley, Jr., Jerrius M. Barber, Quadarius K. Wiley, Christen J. Elder, Tyler A. Wiley, Alexander M. Wiley, Ayden R. Wiley, and Carlee M. Wiley
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
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