Willie James Benjamin

1978 ~ 2021 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Willie Benjamin Obituary

Home Going Services


          Willie James Benjamin     










Sunrise: April 21, 1978 ---Sunset: January 3, 2021

Service: Friday, January 8, 2021

Clarence B Wright Funeral Home 579 Grove St, Irvington, NJ 07111 

Officiated by:

 Gia Alexander



The Obituary

Willie James Benjamin affectionately known as “Ricky” was born April 21, 1978 in Newark New Jersey.

He departed this life on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey.

Ricky received his formal education at Harold Wilson Elementary School and graduated from Malcolm X Shabazz High School.

He was employed for several years with U-Haul rental company as a Service Agent.

He Loved all sports, especially basketball. He enjoyed hockey and wrestling. He also enjoyed playing video games.

For nearly twenty years (20) he took an interest and begin studying Islamic Faith.

Although an extreme introvert, he was caring, loving and compassionate. Ricky will be dearly missed.


Willie James Benjamin leaves to cherish his memories: His Mother, Jacalyn Benjamin of Newark, NJ;

A Sister: Jennifer Benjamin of Newark, NJ; A Son, Nasir Benjamin, of Marietta, GA;

Two Aunts: Maggie Benjamin of Newark, NJ, Sennie Johnson of Columbia SC; and a host of cousins.



Friday, January 8th, 2021

Processional ………………………………Clergy & Family

Eulogy……………………………Gia Alexander



Evergreen Cemetery Hillside, NJ



Thank you for social distancing and wearing a mask



Don’t Grieve Me Don’t Grieve for me For now, I am free I took his hand When I heard Him call;

I turned my back And left it all If my parting Has left a void; Then fill it with Remembered Joy

Acknowledgements The Family extends their appreciation and sincere thanks for all expressions of love,

concerns and kindness shown to them during their time of bereavement

The Benjamin Family


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