Jerome Franklin Benton III

Jerome Franklin Benton, IIIAge 27, went home to be with our Dear Lord on February 29, 2012.  He was born June 29, 1984, in Lansing.  Jerome was a High School graduate and attended L.C.C. while working as a skilled laborer at Reid Machinery of Lansing, MI. Jerome was a quiet sensitive man who loved his family and had a great sense of humor. He will be remembered for his warm heart and loving spirit.

Surviving are: His mother, Brenda Benton; Stepfather, Edward Reid; Grandmother, Arcelia Mae Norman; Sisters, Tamara Walker (Ralph Williams), Robyn Benton; Brothers, William Walker, Brook Benton. Roman Benton, Nieces, Myah Walker, Maliah, Makenna Williams, Nevaeh Benton and Simone Benton; Nephew, Edward Walker; also, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of extended family and fond friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

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Larry & Julia Trice
March 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

To the Benton Family:
Jerome was a precious nephew who will be sorely missed. We pray for the comfort of friends; for your peace of mind; for the loving support of family; and the presence of the Spirit of God. We love Jerome.

Tamara Walker
March 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

In the arms of God baby boy. You no longer suffer, hurt or need for anything. God has you know. I love you and you will forever remain in my heart until I can join you in Eternal life.

Penny English-Powell
March 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My Prays are with you and your family. Sorry for the loss of your son.

Dorothe Holloway -Rhodes
March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

To the Benton Family

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of our family member. May our Lord whisper words of comfort in the ears of all. Peace be unto you all.

Dorothe- Holloway Rhodes Family

March 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

My baby brother, I love you more than I ever expressed when I had you here. I really hope you know that I love you with my whole being. I was never ashamed of you, you are very brave and strong, and I am honored to be your sister . I enjoyed our dinner, thank you for sharing yours 😉 I will treasure our time always, I love you Jerome. I always have,promise! Love Sis

Deardra Westfall
March 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

To the entire family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that God holds you close during this time. Celebrate Jerome”s life. My deepest condolences.
@ Jerome, See ya soon Homie! xo

Jackie Williamson
March 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

To Tamara, and the entire family,
There are no words that could comfort you during this time. Please know that although Jerome’s physical presence is not with you, his spiritual presence with forever be by your side and his love will always fill your hearts. May God comfort you all and give you the strength to be there for each other. God Bless.

Kelly Wilkes
March 3, 2012 at 5:06 am

My dearest little cousin, Jerome, how words can never express the sadness I feel in my heart at this time and oh how I wish I could have been there for you some how or some way, but there was such an age difference between us that it seemed as though we were worlds apart but no matter I love you and all my cousins the same! You may be gone but please believe you will NEVER be forgotten, you will live on in all of our hearts and our memories forever……Love You Jerome!

To Aunt Brenda, Cousins Tamara, Billy, Robyn & Brook; I love you all from the bottom of my heart and if any one of you need anything, anything at all, please know that I’m here for any one of you day or night, so don’t hesitate to call on me if need be. I love you all and may GOD bless you and watch over you all while going through this trying time of grieving over the loss of your beloved Jerome!

Shaundraya jackson
March 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I never really knew him, but ive only met him ever just twice. He was funny and is a awesome will truly be remembered and always loved. <3

Sherri Price
March 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

My sincerest condolences to all of Jerome’s family. I am only an aquaintance of Jerome, but I heard very good things about him. Praying for God’ grace and mercy to help you through this difficult time.
God bless!

Chad Welsh
March 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

To My best friend,
This is one of the saddest days of my life and you know I have had some sad ones. When we said “ride or die” this is not quite what I had in mind but that’s classic Jerome always full of suprizes. I love you for that brother and I know your in a better place and I can’t wait to meet you there. I very happy you got to be with family long enough to make an impact in there lives. My daughter will never forget her uncle Jerome. R.I.P. Brother.

Theresa Brown
March 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Jerome, You touched my heart the first time I met you when you were four years old. Always so sweet , kind and happy. I will always cherish the memories I have of you and will carry you in my heart as a Brother until that glorious day we meet again.
To the family,
My heart aches for each and every one of you and I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all in this time and provide the peace and strength to carry you through. R.I.P. Sweet Romie Rome

Toni Spencer-Beatty
March 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

I am Jerome’s cousin. His grandfather, Jerome, is my first cousin. His great grandmother, Mary (Holloway) Benton was my mother’s sister. Jerry is my big cousin and I love him and his wife very much. I never met his namesake–your beloved Jerome–but he is family and this family holds our members dear and in prayer. I send my deepest condolences to the entire Benton family. I pray that you find comfort in God’s promise to all of us. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Billy Walker
June 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

This whole ordeal is a bunch of crap. Outright grade A garbage. All the litlle assumptions and stories of what really happened, just disgust me. Losing my brother was and is still a complete waste. A colossal waste of life and talent. I hadnt seen my oldest little bro in 6 years. Absolutely ridiculous. When I finally do get ta see em, Im lowering his casket. Wow. This is a very hard pill to swallow. I have a huge void in my life, that will never be filled. This didnt have to happen. I miss the hell outta ya man. B.

Chris Donaldson
August 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Very sad to see this. I hadn’t seen Jerome in years, but he was a close friend in High School. I’ll always remember this guy. I was just listening to a song we used to listen to and reminiscing wishing we didn’t lose touch. Thanks for the memories and being a part in my life. Much love.

silent words
August 10, 2013 at 3:02 am

A great person, with a great heart. Your still missed every single day of my life. I miss you love.

silent words
August 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

EVERY single day…..

silent words
March 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I remember your last words… ” love you so much, ” I wish I knew if you heard me say it back…” I still feel i can’t move on. We fell down in tears making eachother laugh. You made me so happy and could always make me smile. I was comming… You and God know what we had. Ill be seeing you, and be ready, I’m gonna have to smack you around a little before I grab on to you & never let go


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