Funeral services for the late Mr. Demetrius Bennett Sr., were held on Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. James D. Hall, Pastor, Rev. Timothy Bennett Jr., was the eulogist. Hudson Funeral Services in Greenville directed.
Mr. Demetrius Bennett Sr. was born on Sept. 1, 1981, in Warren, Ohio to Carlos and the late Karen Bennett of Greenville.
Known to most family and friends as “Big D,” Demetrius attended Alden Elementary School, in Warren through the third grade. Demetrius confessed his life to Christ at an early age at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, in Warren, where he was a member of the Youth Department.
In 1989, Demetrius and his family moved to Greenville. In 1991 He joined the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the youth department. He completed his grade school education, graduating in 2001 from Greenville High School. Demetrius furthered his education through Trenholm State Technical College earning a welding certification.
During Demetrius’ high school and college years, he maintained employment with Superfoods of Greenville, Hwashin, Sejong, and Hyundai Company (CSR) Smart welder/quality control where he worked faithfully until his passing. Demetrius loved to spend time with his family and friends, barbequing and cheering on his Ohio State Buckeyes.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, God saw fit to call Demetrius to his heavenly home.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Ingram Bennett and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Joan Ingram.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories forever his father, Carlos Bennett; fiancé, Veronica Womack; three children, Miyasha, Demetrius Jr., and Demiree; brother, Tyson; all of Greenville. sister, Makia (Patrick) Plott, Auburn; paternal grandparents, Robert (Ceola) Bennett, Greenville; three nephews, Cordell, Jaten, and Peyton; four nieces, Tykia, Tison, Tyonna, and Taylor; father-in-law, Jamie Womack Sr. (Vernessa), Ozark; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and close family friends, Elanor Thompson, Greenville; and Douglas Crum, Montgomery.