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Donald Earl Benjamin Reed

December 19, 1958 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 62)


Obituary Donald E. Benjamin (Reed)

Donald Earl Benjamin (Reed), 62 of Las Vegas, NV passed away January 18, 2021.  He was born December 19, 1958 to mother Shirley Jo Benjamin Reed.  The later union between Shirley Jo and Clarence J. Reed (Step-father), Donald was raised in love. 

Donald attended and graduated from William J. Palmer High School in 1976.  While attending William J. Palmer High School he participated in basketball and track and field.  He was a tremendous standout and excelled at long jumping and high jumping.  After graduating, Donald continued his education and participated at collegiate basketball for McCook Community College in McCook, NE.

Donald spent his adult life as a laborer working in Ohio, California and Las Vegas. Donald met Ivy and later united in marriage 20 years ago.  Unfortunately, Ivy passed away on April 20, 2020.

Preceded in death by wife Ivy Benjamin, mother Shirley Jo Benjamin Reed, step-father Clarence J. Reed, brother Reginald C. Reed, and his brother who transition two days before him, William L. Reed.

 Donald is survived by his daughter, Nicole Swagger; grandchildren, Alijah, Hananiah, and Uzziah; and son, Demetrius Benjamin; grandchildren Imani, Laya, Jordan, Ramear, Deondre, and Kahlaya. 

Donald is also survived by his sister, Patricia Abraham Muhammad; his brothers Russell Reed, Richard (Rufaye) Reed, and Kenneth (Chris) Reed.  Donald is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other friends and extended families who loved him very much.





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