Benny Meekins, Sr. was born to Cleo and Birdie Meekins on October 18, 1971 in Gary, Indiana.
Benny graduated Roosevelt High School in 1990, received his Associate’s degree from Capella University. He served in the Marine Corps where he received the National Defense Service medal, Southwest Asia Service medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Somalia), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, Letter of Appreciation, Good Conduct Medal, Joint Meritorious Award, Unit Rifle Markman Badge, and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon. He was a church usher and member of the Kappa Lambda Chi, military fraternity. Benny was a Sheriff’s Deputy for the City of Norfolk.
Benny was an exceptional son, spouse, father, and friend. He was known for his witty sense of humor and bright smile that could warm up an entire room.
Benny is preceded in death by his father, Cleo Meekins; and sisters, Sheila Meekins and Annie Smith. He is survived by his wife who he had just married, Debra N. Meekins; mother, Birdie Meekins; sons, Benny Meekins, Jr. (BJ), Bakari Meekins, D’Koven Pompy; daughters, RaQueesha Church, Ronika Meekins, Roshunta Meekins, Jaila (RayQuann) Williams, Jakaila Washington, JaMarriae Lawrence; grandchildren, Malik Church, Mikhail Church, Makiah Church, Mashad Church, David Jernigan, III, KayLoni Williams, Keanu Williams, Onyx Marsh; brother, Marc (TaLisa); and special niece, Janey Meekins.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 11Am to 1PM with service to follow at Bucktrout Funeral Home. He will be buried at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.
Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
- Sunday, October 9, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM