June 25, 1968 – February 15, 2023
Mr. Leroy Bouvier Hairston, better known as “Ben” was born June 25, 1968 to Leroy and Dale Hairston. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at TriCities Medical Center, Hopewell, VA.
He received his GED in 1988 and at an early age Ben received Jesus Christ. He joined the Army, April 26, 1989 with three years of service. During that time he served in Desert Storm received an Honorable Discharged with Bronze Stars, Army commendation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and going on car rides with his wife. He was crazy about his grandkids and had a passion for cooking on the grill in the back yard with family and friends. His favorite teams were the Detroit Lions and Michigan Wolverines. Ben was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend who will be missed greatly.
He was preceded in death by second oldest son, Jeramyah Pierce, Paternal and Maternal grandparents.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Kim; parents, Dale (kevin) Ellens and Leroy (Beverly) Hairston; maternal grandmother, Mae Martin; six children, Joshua, Fiera, Tina, Jevonte (Kayla), Brandon, and Saniya; eight grandchildren, Ahmir, Armani, Darius, Zayden, Heaven, Amari, Jayvion and Ivyy; siblings, Guy, Brian (Krystal), Shawn (Mack), Michael (Chrissy), Marcel (Meli), Mark, Sarah, Nate, Jordan, and Kori; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends to include, Priest, Penny, Nay, Beulah, and Tricia; special nieces, Jazzy, Kynita, Porsha, and special brothers, Jr., and Will; two daughters in love, G’Kayla, Makya, and Quana; and Godsons, Michael and Jordan.
Homegoing service will be held 1 P.M., Friday, February 24, 2023 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 6512 Carsley Rd., Waverly, VA 23890, Rev. Lamont A. Hobbs, Pastor Metropolitan Baptist Church, eulogist. Interment to follow at Pierce Family Cemetery.
The funeral arrangements for Mr. Leroy B. Hairston have been entrusted to the caring professionals of Bland funeral Homes, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, VA, 23803
(804) 732-7841. Please keep the Family in Prayer.