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Janice Elizabeth Benjamin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 11, 2018 @ 10:44 am In Durham,Obituaries | 1 Comment

In Memorial

DURHAM – Janice Elizabeth Benjamin, age 71, died peacefully at home surrounded by her children on November 8th, 2018. She was born on November 16th, 1946 to the late Weldon and Vivian Laiche.

After graduating with honors from Georgetown University she dedicated her life to healthcare. She worked with Native American communities, moved on to work at NIH then on to study Chinese medicine and continually looked for ways to heal people and the world. She loved her family, gardening, reading and exploring her own spirituality and relationship with God.

Janice is survived by her son, Aaron Benjamin, daughter, Talitha Benjamin (Scott), brother, Weldon Laiche (Susan), sister Karen Fisher (Ron) and grandchildren Isabelle and Oliver Richie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Durham, NC with a reception to follow.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project woundedwarriorproject.org

The Benjamin family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences, www.hallwynne.com; select obits.

Condolences for the family of “Janice Elizabeth Benjamin”

Condolence from Michael Citrini on November 19th, 2018 6:05 am

Dear Aaron, Talitha, and Family:

I send you my condolences and prayers over the the death of your Mom and sister, Janice. Janice was one of the most authentic and caring people I have ever met.

I remember Janice sharing an experience with our Spiritual Direction cohort about a difficult patient who had asked for her legs to be massaged. Janice recounted how – though the patient had been trying for both her and the hospital staff, she was led to envision the patient as Jesus and gave her a leg message with love and care.

That story made a profound impact on me and was just one of many ways that Janice’s presence and faith were true lamps of light in our world.

Peace and love to all of you,

Michael Citrini
Raleigh, NC

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