Donnette V. Benjamin-Belle - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Donnette V. Benjamin-Belle

October 3, 1967 - December 7, 2023

Always so loving, thoughtful, and kind, what beautiful memories you leave behind. You may have left this world behind, but you will never leave our hearts and minds.

Donnette V. Benjamin-Belle, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Christiana Hospital. Donnette was born on October 3, 1967, in Georgetown, Guyana to Brenda Barratt-Wilson and the late Carlton Benjamin.

Donnette graduated from Buxton Community High School in the 1980s. She later came to America in 1991 with her son Jermain Belle, where she lived in Brooklyn, NY with her mother and siblings. Donnette and Jermain subsequently moved to Newark, Delaware where they lived with her father and extended family. Donnette married her loving husband Raymond Belle on July 20, 1998, in Buxton, Guyana. In January 2001, she purchased their forever home in Newark, DE.  Donnette held many jobs over the years, in 2008, she started working at Christina School District where she had a 15-year successful career as a school bus aide. Donnette was a beautiful person inside and out; her smile was so stunning it would light up the whole room. She enjoyed gospel music, loved cooking and eating, and had no gripe with sharing her daily bread. She cared deeply for the people around her, was so kind and passionate, and made an impact on many lives. Donnette will be forever missed.

In addition to her father, Donnette was preceded in death by her grandmother, Evelyn Carter; great-grandmother, Rebecca “Birdie” Benjaman; sister, Grace Wilson; aunts, Patricia Roberts-Fredericks, and Olive Carter-Talbot; uncles, Sean Joseph, Winford Carter, Roy Carter, and Linden “Boy Blue” George; mother-in-law, Olive Belle; and brothers-in-law, Godfrey “Sando” Belle and Monty Belle.

She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Belle; son, Jermain Belle; adopted daughters, Angela Belle and Allison Belle; mother, Brenda Barratt-Wilson; stepfather, Winston “Lennox” Wilson; sisters, Rhonda Wilson, Ama Cartwright and husband Anthony Cartwright, and Andrea Miller and wife Yvette miller; brothers, George Wilson and Julian Roberts; aunts, Cleopatra George and Esme George; uncles, Joseph George, Everill Barrett, Trevor Barratt, Kenwyn Barratt, and John Barratt ; nieces, Stephanie Wilson, Alexandra Wilson-Martinez, Shemeeka Hodge, Ranay Wilson, Aniyah Chatman, Kendra Wilson, Casandra Wilson, and Zaleah Wilson; nephews, Yasheen Wilson, Jonathan Wilson, Shakeem Hodge, Nicholas Alert, Envy Wilson, Amare Wilson, Rondell Jackson, and Elijah Williams; great-niece, Ja’zelle Hodge; great-nephews, Messiah Billings, Aayan Wilson, Jasiah Hodge, Junice Hodge, Kaizah Morris, and Amari Simmons; cousins, Abiola Roberts, Phiona Fredericks, Diliza Lyken, Amanda Adams, Lisa Roberts, Ian Fredericks, David Daniels, Annabelle Daniels, Jamal Moffett, Donna Pompey, Samuel Carter, Nicheie Carter, Ireka Billey, Marcia Talbot, Mark Booker, Devaun Fredericks, and others; stepchildren, Carly Belle, Eric Belle, Judy Belle, Michelle Belle, Neil Belle, Nigel Belle, and Simonne Belle; step-grand-children, Angie Khan, Carlene Belle, Tiffany Khan, and others; stepmother, Constance Benjamin; stepsister, Judy Lord-Maragia and her husband Bosire Maragia; stepbrother, Kwame Lord; and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Donnette’s memories will forever be cherished.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

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12 Condolences for Donnette V. Benjamin-Belle

  • My condolences to Uncle Raymond son,son Jermaine and other families

  • My condolences to you and your family cuz always with a smile

  • Donnette was one of the 1st attendants I had when I started working as a bus driver for Christina on bus 336 back then. She helped me navigate those crazy narrow Wilmington streets. We made each other giggle a lot she was so happy and always smiling and even if you didn’t see her for a long time she always was smiling and inviting to have a conversation with you. I’m gonna miss her smile and laugh even though we didn’t see each other everyday when we did see each other it was always a happy reunion. My condolences to her family especially Mr Raymond and Jermain.

  • I worked with Donnette at Christina School District. Riding with her was always a pleasure. Anytime I knew I was assigned to ride with Donnette, I knew it would be a good ride. We always talked about Brooklyn life as we navigated the Delaware roads . She was very low-key in a crowd but one on one, she was great .Her smile was infectious and adorable. Her lovely demeanor and smile will never be forgotten . My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Raymond, Jermaine and all her family.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers. Donnette always had a warm smile and we shared many “good mornings” to one another as we made our way to our buses each morning. I will miss that about her very much.
    With Sympathy, Mary Ann

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear cousin Donnette May our prayers guide her soul
    Her soul to our Heavenly Father
    Sincere condolences to g and

  • Mary and Donnette we were best friends for a long time and now that u are gone now I’m going to miss you

  • I’m going to really miss you and seeing you outside when I come through

  • My Condolences to u and ur family Sip donnette

  • Donnette I will surely miss my morning quotes,you telling us how much you care and showing us how much you love us in those beautiful messages ❤️ I am forever grateful 🙏 God bless you ❤️

  • My sister Rhonda,Ama,Andrea,brother George and beautiful mother Brenda. Donnette only son.sorry for your loss and may GOD heal your broken hearts 💕

  • For we walk by faith not by sight you are in the arms of your Heavenly Father resting in peace.