Kevin Bernard Benton Jr. was called home on January 11, 2018 in Providence, RI. Kevin also known as “fathead” during his childhood was born to the late Kevin Bernard Benton Sr. and Darlene Leslie (Dixon) Benton on August 27, 1989 in Boston Massachusetts. He was the only boy of 8 siblings.
While residing in Boston Kevin attended Timothy Baptist Church where he was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Johnny C. Smith and Dr. Rev. Larry Green. He was a faithful member of the Sunday school and Youth Choir. He would always be seen sitting in the front row of the church watching Dumas play the drums. Sometimes he would fall asleep and you could hear him snoring throughout the church.
He began his schooling in Boston Public schools. A few years later, Kevin along with his sisters moved to Providence, RI where he attended Charles Fortes elementary school. Kevin was always ambitious and successful while attending elementary and middle school. He used to sell cold drinks to the factory workers across the street from his home. He also played football for several years with the West Elmwood Intruders.
When Kevin put his mind to his plans there was no stopping him. He attended The Met High School in Providence Rhode Island. There he interned and was employed as a cook for their culinary arts program. He also interned as a barber and as a videographer while at the Media and Arts Center for Black Box. In addition he was invited to work at the Big Bang Conference during his junior year.
Kevin known to his family and friends as “little Kevin” or “Fathead” with the words La- Familia tattooed on his right arm we all know as “Kev” had a special God given talent. He always knew how to stay strong and surpass the many obstacles in life. Kevin soon realized after selling his first car, a candy red painted Monte Carlo that he had a calling for being a great entrepreneur. Kevin became a licensed dealer of motor vehicles. A few years later he received his dealer license in Texas and Ohio and became a used car salesman. Kevin not only sold cars but he began to fix his own vehicles and he was planning to open his own dealership with a mechanic shop. He also established his own company, Loyal Dogs hotdog stand.
In Kevin’s spare time he began to box. He was an active member of Ring of Peace boxing gym and a member of BNF gym in Pawtucket. Kevin always helped any and every one, from the young kids in the community to supporting his family financially and emotionally. Kevin was the type to look out for you and give you his last dollar, “I got you… you fam”. He took life very seriously and responsibly but always made you laugh. Kevin was loving, caring, funny and supportive. He loved his kids tremendously and our hearts go out to them.
He was called home to his eternal rest Thursday, January 11, 2018. Cherishing his memory are; three sons: Isaiah Jamire Cherry, Kevin Sincere Jalil Rivers, Jayceon Morales, one daughter, Keomara Brianna Benton. Parent’s Darlene (Henry) Johnson of Canton, MA. Grandparents; Grover (Lucille) Dixon Sr. of Milton, Ma. Seven sisters; Cammy Benton, Chakia Benton, Mia Sylvain of Boston, MA. Kevonna Benton, Clarice Benton, Marissa Benton of Providence, RI Kaylyn Smith of La Porte IN. and a host nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.