Charles N. Benton, Jr.
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Virginia Beach - Charles N. Benton, Jr., 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. He retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service. Charles leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 55 years Delores Benton; four children, Ronald Benton, Rose Summerville, Charles Benton, III and Crystal Higgins; six grandchildren, Devonda Summerville (Breon Christmas), Delficia Benton "Puddin", Lavelle Benton (Monique), Roschonda Amos (Barry), Jerome Benton and a very special granddaughter whom he raised as his own daughter, Charday Benton; two special great grandchildren, Rhonda Summerville and Lilly Amos; sister-in-law; Zelma Haskins and a host of other family and friends. A celebration of life will be held, 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, at New Bethel COGIC, 4700 Little John Dr. Norfolk, VA. A viewing will be held, from 11 to 8 p.m., Monday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Norfolk, VA. Interment will be held at Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 6, 2013