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Obituary for Larry Benjamin
Mr. Larry Benjamin of Leland, North Carolina passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 after a brief illness. Larry was born on August 12, 1958 to the late Rev. James Benjamin, Sr. and Mrs. Juanita Jones Benjamin, both of Claxton, GA. He was a 1976 Honor Graduate of Claxton High School, where he was a multisport athlete. After high school, Larry attended North Georgia College. He later transferred to Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School, where he received a degree in Civil Technology in September 1981. Larry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University in April of 2005. Larry was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers, where he retired after thirty-six years of service. Larry was a dedicated member of the Crystal Springs Lodge #793, P.H.A of Wilmington, NC where he achieved the rank of Past Master. He was a member of the Mosaic Chapter #9 serving as Past Excellent High Priest. Other organizations of distinction include King Saul #6 Royal and Select Masters, Herbert Bell Shaw #18 Knights Templar, Nobile of Habib Temple #159 and a member of the Wilmington Consistory. His hobbies included driving his Corvette and becoming a licensed helicopter pilot, which became one of his greatest achievements. He is preceded in death by three brothers: Mr. Johnny Lee Benjamin (Barbara Ann), Stevenson Benjamin (Brenda) and Robert Emory Benjamin. Larry married Janet Witter and to this union two daughters were born. Later he married Lucretia Bedard, and together they had a daughter and son. He also was blessed with a daughter and two sons from a previous union. In 2005, he was united with Maria Rios, and two sons were born. Mr. Larry Benjamin leaves the following loved ones behind to treasure his life and love: his children: Ms. Natica Benjamin of Savannah, Georgia, Ms. Tiana Williams of Midway, Georgia, Ms. Briana Benjamin of Wilmington, North Carolina, Mr. Trevor Benjamin of Fort Sam Houston-Joint Base, San Antonio, Texas, Ms. Nicole Davis, Mr. Warren Davis, Mr. Donovan Pearson, Mr. Jorge Rios and Mr. Felipe Rios; four grandchildren: Malachi Saunders, Talaiceia Roberts, Juliano Benjamin, Emanuel Davis; three brothers: Mr. James Benjamin Jr. (Marilyn) of Orlando, Florida, Deacon Barto Benjamin (Vera) of Hinesville, Georgia, and Mr. Gregory Benjamin of Stockbridge, Georgia; four loving sisters: Ms. Jackie Benjamin of Claxton, Georgia, Ms. Catherine B. Grant of Saint Marys, Georgia, Mrs. Carol B. Parker (Hillard) of Hampton, Georgia, and Mrs. Juanita C. Parker (Radford) of Albany, Georgia; three aunts: Ms. Luretha Tillman and Mrs. Nita Bell Baker, both of Claxton, Georgia and Mrs. Thelma Jones of Dublin, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.