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Private Funeral Service for Delonza “DL” Hyman will be conducted 10:00 AM Thursday, January 7, 2021 at J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence, SC. Interment will follow at Florence National Cemetery, 803 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.
Delonza “DL” Hyman was born August 22, 1952 to the late Dock Hyman and Elizabeth Gordon Hyman. He died on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Delonza graduated from Gibbs High School in Pamplico, South Carolina Class of 1970. He enlisted in the United States Army and later received an Honorable Discharge.
Delonza was a member of Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as the Board of Trustees’ Pro tem, a member of the Lay Organization, member of several choirs, and Sons of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church Men in Ministry.
Delonza was a member of Mill Branch Masonic Lodge #231, PHA.
He was employed at J. P. Stevens (Delta Mills) and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America , where he later retired.
Delonza an avid bowler and golfer was a proud member of Nan Ya Plastics’ Golf League.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Earl Dwayne Belin and Delonza L. Hyman; one grandson, Earl Dwayne Tybruis Belin; and a sister, Ora Shaw.
Survivors include his wife, Ila Mae Woodberry Hyman; mother-in-law, Mattie D. Woodberry, five siblings, Marsha (Pete) Muldrow, Joyce (James) Holmes, Derrick Hyman, Pricilla Hyman, and Mary H. Hyman; three brothers-in-law, Effel Woodberry, Howard Davis, and Jerome Woodberry; two sisters-in-law, Oneda (Michael) Stephens and Willie M. Woodberry; two loving special aunts, Melvina Hyman and Magnolia Gordon; four goddaughters, Reverend Deborah Felder, Kami Elizabeth McWhite, ShaiAnn Shantazia Brockington, and “Meme”; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends, and loving Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church Family.
Please keep the family of Delonza Hyman in your thoughts and prayers.