Berrita ‘Benita’ Smiley Brown

Berrita “Benita” Smiley Brown, 67, passed away peacefully Friday, February 19, 2021.

She was born in Waycross, July 16, 1953 to Pulmer and Gertie Neil Lee Smiley.

She was a graduate of Waycross-Ware Tech.

She resided in Hopkins, SC with her husband and will be missed greatly by family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Ira Brown Jr.; a daughter, Sonya M. Cook; a son, Ira Brown III; four sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family thanks everyone for their prayers during this most difficult time.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Dr, Columbia, SC 29203.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from the Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229

Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home of Columbia, SC, is in charge of arrangements.

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