Donald Benjamin Sr., aka “Holy Man,” 63, of White Oak passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, after an extended illness.
Donald Leon Benjamin Sr. was born Oct. 21, 1956, to the late Mrs. Algertha Haywood Benjamin and was lovingly raised from birth by his father, the late Mr. Eddie “Boag” Benjamin.
Affectionately known as Holy Man, Donald was born and raised in White Oak. Holy Man was educated in the Camden County school system. He spent most of his life working in the logging industry. Holy Man enjoyed hunting, farming, music, dancing and, boy, did he love talking/entertaining on a microphone.
He was preceded in death by his biological father, Simon Walker.
Those left to cherish his memory are five loving children, Donald “Shawn” (Regina) Green of Kingsland, Qutrine “Trina” (Daniel) Mack of Folkston, Demetrius (Tiffany) Oats of Jacksonville, Florida, Donald “Jr” (Kendall) Benjamin Jr. of Woodbine and Lilla A. Benjamin of Kingsland; two bonus children, Keona N. Penly and Adrian (Patrice) Stokes of Kingsland; three sisters, Diane (Willie) Benjamin Fields of Brunswick, Shirley (Steven) Benjamin of White Oak and Ann Walker of Tarboro; two brothers, Previs Walker of Tarboro and Kenny Hunt of Folkston; two uncles, Emanuel (Janie) Walker and Robert Walker of Tarboro. Holy Man also leaves to mourn his loss, 17 grandchildren; two godchildren, Michelle Williams and Marquis Williams, both of Kingsland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in White Oak.
Sunset Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.