Edith Jaime Benton

December 14, 1977 - October 31, 2014

Mrs. Edith Jaime Benton, beloved wife, daughter, sister, teacher and friend passed away peacefully with family surrounding her on October 31st, 2014. She was born December 14, 1977 in San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico to María Isabel Martínez and Luis Jaime Carreón. As a young girl she attended Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, and then graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey. She was graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP) where she earned a degree in Architecture. During her senior year at UASLP, she was part of a pioneering group of students that were the first to participate in a foreign exchange program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Edith moved to McKinney, TX in 2004, and began her teaching career with MISD in a 2nd grade bilingual classroom at Caldwell Elementary in 2005. As her career evolved, she then went on to impact 7 campuses in her role as Elementary Bilingual/ESL Facilitator and also taught English as a second language to parents in the district in the evenings in her role as an Adult Literacy Coordinator. She absolutely treasured the time she had with them. Caldwell was always home base to her and she missed the students dearly. She returned there to help her fellow colleagues in 2012 as an Academic Specialist.

“Edi” married Joe Benton on September 30, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, where she was a member.

Edith will be remembered for her warm and engaging personality, her profound faith in our Lord, her radiant smile and her laughter, her exceptional ability to mentor others, and a deep and abiding love for her husband, friends, and family. Edith became a testament of God’s divine power of miracles and immense love. We are blessed to have been witnesses to her beauty, resilience, strength, patience, love, perseverance, hope, courage and eternal optimism.

Edith is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Benton, Jr. and his children; her parents María Isabel Martínez and Luis Jaime Carreón; her brother Luis Jaime Martínez and wife Grisel Jiménez Carrillo and their daughter Nikol Jaime Jiménez; as well as many family members and cousins that she held very close.

A celebration of Edith’s life will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in downtown McKinney. Visitation with family will take place prior to the service at 9:30am with a reception in Dyer Hall at the church immediately following the service.  

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Happy birthday sweet cousin. You are missed so much, we are empty without you... Debbie Hernandez, December 14, 2014 Sweet primita, you are so missed! I know you are watching over us all and know how loved you are. You will forever be in our hearts my sweet girl! Debbie Hernandez, November 9, 2014 Edith siempre tan sonriente y buena amiga, así te recuerdo desde niña todos los años que compartimos en el colegio, mis oraciones están contigo que se que estás en un maravilloso lugar y con tu familia y esposo para que con la fuerza de Dios encuentren pronto paz en su corazón, Dios los llené de luz y Bendiciones! Cecy Herrán, November 8, 2014 Estos últimos meses me he acercado a Dios para pedirle por tu salud. Sé que me escuchó porque volviste con tus seres amados. Sin embargo, ahora Él te necesita porque tiene un plan para ti. Pido por tu familia y te deseo lo mejor. Dios te bendiga amiga. Gabriela Díaz, November 8, 2014 Mi querida amiga se que estas en un lugar hermoso y estas disfrutando al máximo, quiero decirte que te extrañare pero siempre vas a estar en mi corazón. Karla Paola Gil de Partearroyo, November 7, 2014 This is a wonderful tribute to Edith. My dear friend Jazmine has always told me the incredible closeness and love everyone feels towards her. I am so sorry for all the family, and our family is praying for all of her friends and family. Tonya Kaye Dunn Harris, November 7, 2014 Edith's faith in God, family and love helped her through this difficult journey. I am blessed to have known her and been a friend. "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies." (2 Corinthians 4:7-10). Stella Uribe, November 6, 2014 Edith you brought great joy to those you touched. You are missed but remain alive in our memory as a special person who left us with your friendship. Vince Paglione, November 6, 2014 Edith was a joy to work with. A true lady through and through. May God Bless her family as they grieve their beloved Edith. Terri Battleson, November 6, 2014 Our lives are forever changed for the better because we knew & love you! Heidi Veal, November 6, 2014 Passing way too young. Rest in peace Edith. Faye Underwood, November 6, 2014 Recently Edith requested a Stephen Minister from her church. We are a ministry that helps when life becomes overwhelming at times. I was able to meet most of her family and spent time with Joe. I am saddened that Edith is not with us any longer and feel blessed to know this great family. I will continue to pray for all of you. Love in Christ, Patti Leach, November 6, 2014