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“As I stated earlier today, you were on my mind again. When the silence sits in, the memories are all that we have. I will forever miss your silly...Read More »
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“My heartfelt condolences to the family. Pray God grant you strength to get through this difficult times. Give you peace in your heart. May Tyshawn...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Angie Jones - Clinton, MD

“Tyshawn you were my first born child.You always had a heart of gold and you loved everyone. My heart is so broken and I feel like I am lost. I know...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Veronica Powell - Wendell, NC

“Tyshawn, We shared 3 years together and managed to become Brothers from different mothers for years after . I always made sure you were okay but in...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Malcolm Ellerbe - Rockingham, NC

“We at The Tabernacle can only imagine the grief and sorrow that you bear. May you find comfort during this time as God strengthens your heart with...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rev. Dr. Robert O'Neal - Zebulon, NC


Tyshawn Malik Benjamin was loved by so many. The chapter in his life began on October 24th, 1996, at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was the 1st born to Veronica Powell & Father Donail Benjamin who preceded him in death. Tyshawn was a son, brother, uncle, nephew, and a friend to many.
The chapter to his book ended on September 13th, 2022, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill South Carolina. A book that was filled with many pages.
Tyshawn, an Academically Gifted Student was not only talented in his studies; his talents started the moment he arrived in this world. He was an artist as he would say. He could draw anything, and he loved to dance even if he was dancing to the beat of his own drum. Tyshawn loved to sing, music was everything to him. His songs told stories. He often said he was writing a book and that he could not wait for everyone to read it. Tyshawn sought out independence early. He was this little kid sneaking away to ride his big wheel. Tyshawn loved his freedom. This young man loved everyone. He had a heart of gold. He would literally give away things he knew he needed for himself, but because of his pure heart, he wanted others who needed to not go without.
Tyshawn really enjoyed school for the most part. He was consistently an A+ student during his studies. He often found himself seeking out extracurricular activities. Tyshawn explored and grew a passion for soccer, playing the saxophone in the school band and various other organizations such as ROTC and Junior Beta Club. He spent most years of his education on the principal's list. He attended Gaston College Preparatory School before transferring to Northwest High School. After Highschool he traveled to several places around the world, where he began his career path in Customer service and administration before ending his time as a Manager for Walmart.
Tyshawn's artistry touched the lives of many people. He painted outside the lines and created his own colors to the rainbow. The world was no match for a young man with a gift of many talents. Tyshawn is survived by his mother and stepfather, Veronica Silver Powell & George Powell Jr of Wendell, NC. Sister Tykiera (Tyler) Handy of Wilson, NC. Brother Jamari Rooks of Wendell, NC. Nephew Aru Handy of Wilson NC. Maternal Grand Parents: Diann (Harry) Robinson of Enfield, NC. Wayne (Teretha) Blue of Whitakers, NC. Paternal Grand Parents Sandra Benjamin of Brooklyn NY. Clevon (Francis) Armstrong of Boykin, VA. Maternal Great Grand Mother Dorothy (Louise) Silver of Enfield NC and Paternal Great Grand Mother Martha Benjamin of Brooklyn NY. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his Father Donail Benjamin of Brooklyn, NY. Great Grand Father: Sampson Benjamin, James (Blue) Silver, and Neal Blue. Great Grand Mother's: Queen Blue and Minnie Bell Armstrong. Maternal Aunt Sharonda Silver.

Visitation
Thursday, September 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
H.D. Pope Funeral Home
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC

Funeral Service
Thursday, September 22
1:00 PM
H.D. Pope Funeral Home
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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