Tyrone Augustus Benjamin Sr. Dies at 72

Tyrone Augustus Benjamin Sr.

Tyrone Augustus Benjamin Sr. of Estate Mon Bijou died on Dec. 29, 2020. He was 72 years old.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Jacobs; father, Walter Benjamin; uncle, Samuel Jacobs; and son, Tyrone A. Benjamin Jr.

He is survived by his spouse, Albertha Benjamin; daughter, Maryssa Edwin; sons: Tyrone D. Benjamin, Steven R. Benjamin, Raymond W. Benjamin, Miguel Gensee and Kyle C. Edwin; grandchildren: Trey Benjamin, Janee Butler, Christopher Lake and Xavier K. Benjamin; great-grandchildren: Nevaeh Saffo and Cataleya Benjamin; sisters: Valerie Richards, Vera Yhan and Keturah Richards; and brothers: Vanroy Benjamin, Leroy Benjamin and Eddie Marcellin.

He is also survived by mother-in-law, Nympha James; father-in-law, Albert James; aunts: Maudlyn Ambrose-Jacobs, Dorothy Henry-Jacobs, Ileta Davis-Jacobs and Joan McQuarrie; uncles: Ronald Jacobs and Everet Benjamin; daughter-in-law, Darlene Benjamin; brothers-in-law: George Richards and Albert James Jr.; and sisters-in-law: Angella Benjamin, Christine Benjamin, Luan Joseph (UK), Utelca “Nadine” James-Weathers, Alpha James and Delia Merchant.

Other survivors include adopted parents: Bernice and Alvin Lees; special friends: Angela Arnold, Cecil Williams and family, Nevyln Williams and family, Pauline, Anna and Carmen, Douglas Henry, Longford J. Caines, Carmona and Richards family, and the DPNR family; cousins and relatives: Benjamin, Jacobs, Henry, Acum and Browne; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at Friedensberg Moravian Church. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.