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The journey of life began for Darrell Bernard Benefield on April 14th, 1958 in Galveston, Texas. He was the son of Margaret Benefield and George McKnight. Darrell graduated from La Marque High School in 1976. Darrell accepted Christ at an early age and later became a member of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. In his spare time, Darrell enjoyed reading, listening to an array of music and spending time with his grandchildren. Darrell departed this life on November 29th,2018. He is survived by his wife, Athedra Benefield; daughters, Ashanti Harper (Christopher), Shavonda Lindsey (Andre); grandsons, Christopher Harper, Jr., Cade Harper and Alonzo Abraham as well as a host of siblings, nieces, nephews and friends whom will love him and will miss him dearly. Darrell is preceded in death by his son, Biko Bernard Benefield; parents, Margaret Benefield and George McKnight and grandparents, Beatrice & Lester Lee and Helen Spriggins. A visitation will be held at noon on Saturday, December 15, 2018 followed by a service to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. Both events will take place at the chapel at Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 in Texas City, TX 77591. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.