Irma attended Harry Hill and completed two years of higher education. She worked as a cosmetologist for most of her adult life. She loved to laugh, was funny and would go the extra mile to give a helping hand. She also loved to read. She was kind of heart and gentle mannered. She loved flowers, her husband and her two dogs Blanco and Wedo. Irma attended Trinity Church of Lansing and loved hearing God’s Word. Irma’s family was her life and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Rick Mireles Jr.; mother, Delfina Bonilla Wallace; sisters, Linda Sanchez Gazella (Mike) and Delia Wade (Tim); brothers, Victor and Rudy Benavides; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria O. Benavides; father, Rodolfo “Rudy” Benavides; and stepfather, Raymond Wallace.
A celebration of Irma’s life will be held at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing, MI 48911 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with family visitation at 10 a.m. The Rev. Freddie L. Thomas Jr. will be presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Lansing, Inc. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.