July 19, 1956 ~ August 20, 2022
St. Louis, MO
Resided in: San Antonio, TX
Denise Darcel Benford( Niecie) was born on July 19, 1956 at People’s Hospital, St. Louis MO. Niecie was the second child of 4 children. She was born to Clara Belle Connors Benford 2nd and Sam Parker Benford. Growing up Niecie loved riding her bike and playing with her besties and her many siblings. Her siblings are Mildred Boyer, Lorretta Benford Redditt and Sam Parker Jr. Niecie loved drawing and writing throughout her life; this kept her calm and at peace. She completed most of her schooling in St. Louis MO. and after graduating from Normandy High School she completed 2 years of college. She did clerical work in the past and also worked at Queen of Peace Rehabilitation Center.
Denise loved her community although she had some ups and downs she believed in giving back in those areas that were helpful to her when she was in need. She was introduced to Christ at a young age and has kept God in her heart throughout her life’s journey. Denise has very deep roots in several San Antonio, Tx churches such as Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor E Thurman Walker and Pastor Kenneth R. Kemp, Tree Mount Temple Church Pastor Larry J. Thompson, and currently The Voice Revival Center with Bishop and Apostle Huff. One of the things she enjoyed most about church was studying the word of God, worship and praise. Her last mission was to be a part of the Prison Ministry at her church.
God has blessed Niecie with five beautiful children which she loved with all her heart . Christopher Roche Benford, Nicole Rochelle Benford Monet, Kimberly Marie Benford Johns, Jamie LaVerne Douglas Dukes, and Alana Renee Douglas. Niecie has a host of loved ones that loved and cared for her.
She’s preceded in death by her (daughter)Alana Renee Douglas,(son-in-law)Melvin Monet, (mother)Clara Belle Connors Benford 2nd, (father)Sam P. Benford, (stepfather)William O’Connor, (sister)Mildred Boyer, (sister)Loretta Benford Redditt, and (niece)Leslie Robinson, .
She leaves a host of family members to cherish her memories.
Children: Christopher Benford(Kori), Nicole Benford Monet, Kimberly Benford Johns(Karl), Jamie Dukes
Sibling: Sam Benford Jr.
Nieces and Nephews: Erica Jacobs, Otis Redditt, Daniel Redditt, Garrett Redditt, Mark Redditt, Victoria Scott, and Jessica Benford, John Robinson, Keith Byas
Grand and Great Grandchildren: Axel Rodrigues, Afu Rodrigues, Christopher Benford Jr.,Brianna Bass, McKenzie Gwen, Nyomi Gwen, Jaysen Gwen, Olivia Pendley(Oliver), Melanie Monet, Melvin Monet Jr., Sabriya Johns, Savaughn Johns, Sanae Dukes, Josiah Flack, Ayanna Douglas(Royal), KaDejah Mitchell(Kamari), Dedrick Young(Huey and Unity), and Ijanique Douglas.