Alonza Lee Bennett, Jr.

Sunrise: January 19, 1971

Sunset: July 14, 2019


Funeral Service

Saturday, July 20, 2019 

3 O'clock PM 

Public Viewing

Friday, July 19, 2019

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Location of Funeral Service

Clarendon One Resource Center

1154 Fourth Street 
Summerton, SC 29148

Life’s Reflections…

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life  — John 3:16


A journey begins…

Alonza Lee Bennett, Jr., was born January 19, 1971, in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Alonza Lee Bennett, Sr. and the late Jessie Mae Hudson Bennett. Alonza was known by several different names — “Po Boy”, “Lonza”, “Jun Jun”, and “Zo”.

At an early age, “Lonza” joined the Historic Santee AME Church. As “Lonza” grew closer to Christ, he held many positions in the church. He served on the Male Chorus, Inspiration Choir, Kitchen Committee, Steward Board, Trustee Board, Usher Ministry, as well as the Sons of Allen. Alonza was part of the Clarendon County Gospel Train, where he sang his three favorite songs — “Down Through the Years”, “What You Need, God Got It”, and “God is Able”. He loved the Lord, the church, his community and, most of all, he loved his family.


Alonza attended Scott’s Branch High School and graduated with the Class of 1990. He later went on to receive an Associate’s Degree from Denmark Technical College in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. His passion was to become a truck driver, and that passion led him to several different companies until finally landing a job with Converse Logistics Group, LLC where he worked until his passing.


On Saturday, July 14, 2019, Alonza Lee Bennett, Jr. took his final rest in the arms of the Lord. He was preceded in death by two sisters — Cassandra M. Bennett and Lillian Johnson.


Alonza leaves to mourn his memories: his loving wife, Maggie Bennett; six children— Hakeem, Lanitra, Alonza III, Xavier, Rosandra and FráJon Bennett, all of the home; one adopted daughter, Crystal Richardson of Summerton, SC; four brothers — Toney Brailsford of Riverdale, GA, Walter Bennett of Summerton, SC, George Bennett of Winston-Salem, NC, and B.J. Bennett of Greensboro, NC; two sisters — Jessica and Jannetta Bennett, both of Spartanburg, SC; one adopted sister, Latinya “Cooba” Ortiz of Sumter, SC; five adopted brothers — Rickey Nelson, Kevin Johnson, both of Summerton, SC, Wendell “Ali” Palmer of Salisbury, NC, Andre “Peanut” Palmer of Thomasville, NC, Royal Underwood of Winston-Salem, NC; three sisters-in-law, Alice Lee Gaymon, Dorothy Mae Ragin, and Mary Ann (Curtis) Shannon, all of Pinewood, SC; five brothers-in-law, Freddie Gaymon, William (Cynthia) Gaymon, both of Sumter, SC, Preston and Henry Gaymon, both of Pinewood, SC, Joe (Dorothy) Gaymon of Manning, SC; a special and dear friend, Rodney “Mook” Tillman; seven aunts, six uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

...The Journey Ends