Obituary for Manuel Benjamin Sr.
Manuel Benjamin, Sr, age 95, the widower of the late Annie Mae Horton Benjamin was born August 19, 1922 in Sumter County, SC.
Manuel was a son of the late Robert and Tryfenia Ballard Benjamin.
Manuel was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He worked for many years as an assembly worker at Georgia Pacific until he retired. He was brick mason for many years, an avid guitar player and singer. He was a man filled with lots of knowledge and wisdom.
Manuel was a member of LaGree A.M.E. church and later moved his membership to the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the International Free & Accepted Modern Masons Walker Lodge 056.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Manuel Benjamin, Jr, Frank Benjamin and Pamela Benjamin, along with five siblings.
Manuel departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Sumter, SC.
Manuel memories will be forever cherished by his children; Patricia A. Gordon of New York, NY, Larry Benjamin, Matthette (Joe) Gregg and Evangelist Tryfenia (Crystal) Moses all of Sumter, SC; one sister, Mary Ragins of Sumter, SC; eighteen grandchildren thirty-eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; a god-daughter, Searline Reese, special family friend, Ingeborg Smith, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family is receiving friend at the residence 211 Brand Street Sumter, SC.