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Minnie Ispahani Benjamin

July 15, 2020

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Dear Joel, Olivia, and Myra, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the conversations I had, as a student at Randolph College, with your mother fondly especially her sense of perfect yet subtle humor. I am thinking of you all at this time. I am so very thankful that my path crossed with your mother’s, even for a short amount of time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Josie on July 21, 2020

My dearest Myra, Livy and Joel, we are truly sorry for your loss. May you feel the comforting arms of our loving God wrapped tightly around you at this time. We are so grateful to Him for the beautiful human being he designed and created in your mother, Minnie. She more than fulfilled the purposes God had for her on this earth as a loving and dutiful daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and worker. But the three of you, as her children, were her most beautiful offering to the Lord! She was lavish with her love, humble in her service, loyal in her friendships, and devoted and prayerful in her walk with God. She radiated the same grace in her suffering and trials, that her mother, your grandmother did. It resulted in her being made perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1:4) and an example for all of us to follow. You have a rich heritage in your mother and may the many loving memories of her sustain you all until we are called up hither to join our blessed Redeemer in heaven. Love Sudhir Uncle, Karen Aunty, Abigail and Simone “‘‘Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beautify is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:29-31)

Posted by Karen Ispahani on July 21, 2020

Dear Myra, Olivia and Joel, We are deeply saddened and sorry for your great loss. I (Asha) remember Minnie akka, my sweet cousin, as one who had a great sense of humor, was strong in her faith, kind, talented, and loving. I was just a kid when Minnie akka got married but when we met in Hyderabad over vacations, she was very hospitable and made time for us. I am sure she has left her legacy of faith and her zest for life in each of you. My hope is that our paths will cross but always know that the three of you are in our prayers. Sending each one of you our love and hugs as you grieve the loss of your precious mother. We pray God’s presence and comfort be yours. With love and deepest condolences, Uncle Sudarshan, Aunty Asha, Rachel-Rose and Karina Komanapalli

Posted by Sudarshan & Asha on July 21, 2020

1 Corinthians 15:54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

Posted by Mala Premkumar on July 21, 2020

Our dearest Myra , Livi and Joel Words fail us and our grief is beyond expression. Minnie was the best sister to me and sister in law to my husband Raj . Her love was unconditional and real and her encouragement drew me out of many despairing situations over the last couple of years . The distance spanning thousands of miles never came in between us. She was fiercely loyal and extremely kind and lived by faith . Being my younger sister did not make a difference when it came to caring for a sibling . She prayed with me whenever she called and spurred me on to prepare for the Lord’s return . Minnie is irreplaceable in my life and I will miss her every single day . Our prayers for you three my precious children is that you continue to feel her love and presence through the precious memories of her even though she is gone for a short time . We will meet her when our Lord returns and may that thought continue to hold you and comfort you every moment . All our love and hugs , Aunty Meena and Uncle Raj

Posted by Anonymous on July 21, 2020

Dear Myra , Livi and Joel We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mum , our dear Aunty Minnie . She was a wonderful aunt to us and we are thankful for her life and faith . We extend our sincere sympathies to each of you during this dark and painful period of grief. We remember Aunty as a very loving person and have fondest memories of her as kids growing up in the mission base in Jharkhand when she visited for a year to help our parents with the children’s home . She surrounded us with her affection and warmth and her hearty laugh filled our home every day that she was with us. We will never forgot gathering around her on the large bed eager for her bed time stories every night. She left India for the US when we still were little children but her love and affection never left us . Till the last week before her passing , she enquired about each of us from mum during her weekly phone call and we were always assured of her prayers for us . Our dear cousins - may the legacy of love she left behind be your comfort , strength and guide . And may the blessed hope of seeing her again continue to fill your hearts every day . Our heartfelt condolences and respectful homage to our beloved Aunt . All the Rajkumar children & families

Posted by Anonymous on July 21, 2020

Dear children of Minnie, I am John Prakash uncle from Hyderabad . I attended your parents' wedding at Hebron, a week after my own in June, 1982. It was a grand spectacle amidst scores of men of God, especially the great man of God, Bro. Bakht Singh. Let me reiterate that you have a glorious spiritual lineage. Your Dad, Johnnie Benjamin is a very special man of God. He is my hero. Though he is an excellent high profile Mechanical Engineer , he is a very humble servant of God. May the God of all comfort, comfort you with His comfort in this time of grief and bereavement. 2 Cor. 1:3,4. Please look after your surviving Dad and make him happy in his old age as he is emotionally broken now. God bless you and guide you. Uncle John Prakash.

Posted by John Prakash on July 21, 2020

Dear children of Minnie, I am John Prakash uncle from Hyderabad . I attended your parents' wedding at Hebron, a week after my own in June, 1982. It was a grand spectacle amidst scores of men of God, especially the great man of God, Bro. Bakht Singh. Let me reiterate that you have a glorious spiritual lineage. Your Dad, Johnnie Benjamin is a very special man of God. He is my hero. Though he is an excellent high profile Mechanical Engineer , he is a very humble servant of God. May the God of all comfort, comfort you with His comfort in this time of grief and bereavement. 2 Cor. 1:3,4. Please look after your surviving Dad and make him happy in his old age as he is emotionally broken now. God bless you and guide you. Uncle John Prakash.

Posted by John Prakash on July 21, 2020

Dearest Myra, Olivia and Joel, We are shocked and saddened to hear of your beloved Mother and our sister Minnie’s unexpected and untimely passing, leaving us all in grief which is inexpressible. Our thoughts are with you. It is never easy to lose a loved one, to say we understand your pain would be disingenuous; however we know that it is especially difficult to lose a mother. Words fail us as we try to express how much we all miss her. ‘’May the roads rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon fields, And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand’’ Minnie was such a bright, confident loving person. The famous clichè ‘light up the room’ is used all the time, but she really did bring light and happiness with her everywhere she went. She was one of the most caring and compassionate people that all of us have had the privilege of calling her our sister. She was very artistic and loved life. She was a devout Christian, a loving and caring mother. We are thankful to God for her life, her testimony and her legacy. God Saw You ‘’God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me". You didn't deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best’’ Our grief is with a hope of seeing you again. You will continue to live in our hearts. With much love and prayers from the Ispahani family brothers and sisters. Rev. 14:13

Posted by Mala Premkumar on July 20, 2020

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Posted by Mala Premkumar on July 20, 2020

Dearest Myra, Olivia and Joel, We are very sorry for your irreplaceable loss and for the void that you feel. Know that our thoughts, prayers and love are with each of you in this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and love, Uncle Ernest, Aunty Shanti, Abner, Myrtle, Ryan and Benjamin

Posted by Myrtle Walsh on July 20, 2020

Dear Myra, Olivia, and Joel ,I am in shock and so saddened to learn of your beloved mom's passing. She was such a beautiful lady, inside and out. I have many warm memories of her and your family. May she be at peace now.She will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Maria, Michael, and Allison Giorgilli

Posted by Maria Giorgilli on July 20, 2020

Dear Joel, Olivia, and Myra, My deepest condolences to you and the rest of the family on the passing of your mom. Minnie was such a kind soul. I’m so sorry she left this world too prematurely. I only have fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Ludo on July 20, 2020

I’m so very sorry to hear of Minnies passing. She was such a dear friend to my mom, and was loved so much by her. She always said that Minnie was such a prayer warrior. I appreciate all the times she and my mom prayed diligently for my family. I wish I could’ve had the privilege of meeting her. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Tonya ❤️

Posted by Tonya McCarthy on July 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Minnies passing. I enjoyed working with her at Randolph College and am very sad to hear that she has passed on. I pray for peace and grace for her family during this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Speer on July 20, 2020

I was so very sorry to learn about Minnie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cindy Lyons on July 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Benjamin. I can't believe she is gone. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. We had so many nice memories from our years together at Sheffield an briefly at Randolph. Praying for her children that God will comfort them an give them strength .

Posted by Debbie West Roches on July 19, 2020

We are so sad to hear about Minnie’s passing It was such a shock to us. She will always be in our memory and we will be praying for all three kids Myra, Olivia and Joel

Posted by Jay and Christa Kumar on July 19, 2020

My deepest sympathies go out to you. I know how much she loved her children and how much you loved her. She was a special friend to me and I will always be grateful to have had her in my life. Much love to you all.

Posted by Patty Richardson on July 19, 2020





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