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Delonza Hyman

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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.

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I was deeply saddened to hear of my classmate DL's passing. May the grace of God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Jocerlyn Spears Hardy.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My heart sank yesterday hearing the news of DL's passing. We worked together at Cypress Plant for a number of years. He was my friend. My sincerest condolences to his family. I will miss him and know He will be missed by all who knew him. Our loss, but Heaven's gain.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM


Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I truly miss my big brother, he was full of wisdom and truly a man of God! I will always and forever love and miss you! Your baby sister Mary.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. May His peace be with you all.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Uncle DL was a great man always kind and full of jokes, he will be missed dearly my condolences to my Auntie Ann and the rest of the family. Love, Tonica

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the during this sad time.May you find strength and comfort in God knowing He will carry you through.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Such a wonderful guy to know and have worked with for many years. Sending prayers to Ms. Ann and the rest of the family. The Marlowe family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to our neighbor. Ann you are definitely in our thoughts and prayers. We will certainly miss D.L. and was saddened to hear the news about his passing. May God keep and strengthen you and your family in the days ahead. Know that God is a very present help in time of need. Love, Mr.& Mrs. Bernard Giles

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm was deeply sadden to hear the passing of D.L. Praying for you Ann and the Hyman family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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