By Stephanie Neeley
Malachi Demetri Bennett was a natural entertainer.
Whether he was at home, in school or even at church, he had a penchant to bring joy to people.
“My baby enjoyed music,” Montre Bennett said of his 2-year-old son. “He loved to sing, play the drums, the piano, and the guitar.”
Malachi was struck and killed by a motor vehicle Feb. 18 in front of his grandmother’s house.
Malachi attended Mt. Olive Christian Academy, where he excelled and was loved by everyone, Bennett said.
“He was very active in school and he loved to make people happy,” he said.
Malachi had a liking for drums and wanted to one day be in a drum line, his father said.
“He had a drum set, which he played at home,” Bennett said. “He also played them at his church.”
A service was held March 2 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Delray Beach.
Along with his father, survivors include his mother Amber L. Russell; grandparents Christine and Alfonza Bennett; Margarie Thompson and Al Russell; great grandparents Alberta Morris of Delray Beach, Louise Bennett of Georgetown, S.C., and Ruby and Joe Potts of Delray Beach; several aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives.