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Herman Sylvester Crayton

June 1, 1941 ~ June 26, 2022 (age 81)

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Obituary

Herman Sylvester Crayton was called home to be with his "Lord" on Sunday, June 26, 2022, after a short illness. He quietly slept away with no suffering.

Herman, called (dada) by his children, was well known in the community in which he lived. Herman was born on January 1, 1941, to Esker Bownes Sr. and Georgia Lee Johnson in Caruthersville, Missouri. Looking to provide a better living for his then-wife (Bettie) and children, he relocated to Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1966.

Herman is survived by his four children Sylvester Lee Crayton, Regina (Jerry McClinton), Carolyn Hegar, and Marilyn Sanders. Sisters Barbara McGee, Daisy Bownes, Esker Bownes, Jr., Albert (Leslie) Bownes, Armentha (Victor) Williford, and Maureen (Richard) Neal. 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Last but definitely not least his long-term caretaker Mabel Avant.

Herman was preceded in death by his father, mother, 1 sister (Etta), 1 great-great-granddaughter (Alexis McIntosh) 1 stepson Robert Earl Goodman.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
July 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
Monday
July 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Face Mask must be worn

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