Lexely Hention was born on May 18, 1953 in Donalsonville, Ga to the late
Versie Bryant Hention and Ozell “O.C.” Hention.
Lexely accepted Christ at an early age, where he was baptized and then joined
Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church. Lexely, was a faithful and active
member of the Holy Neck Church serving in many capacities. Lexely, served as
a Jr. Deacon, Church Secretary/Clerk, President of the Youth and Male Chorus,
building committee and the Holy Neck Gospel Choir.
Lexely attended Seminole County High School and was the 1st integrated class
to graduate in 1971. Afterward, Lexely attended Southern GA Tech where he
pursued his associates degree in 1973.. Lexely, then followed a career with
AAMCO, Tech 3 Body Shop, Georgia Pacific Paper Mill. He retired as a famer.
Lexely greatly loved his family, friends and church family. He loved to sing in
the choir, sit on his porch and talk until he was ready for you to leave. If you
knew him, you knew he was a good friend, supporter, listener and someone
that didn’t mind speaking for what was right and what was on his mind.
Standing tall at 6’2, he would let everyone know who he was “The Lexely
Hention”. Lexely was a strong-will and determined fighter for all things even
until the end.
Lexely Hention departed his earthly life October 15, 2022. He was preceded in
death by his mother, Versie Bryant Hention; father, Ozell “O.C.” Hention;
brother, Bennie R. Hention and his sister, Dora Mae Hention Shuler.
He leaves to cherish his life and memories; his daughter, Melanie V. Hention
(Jerrick) of Atlanta, GA son, Johnny Rhymes (Ashley) of Campbellton, FL; two
brothers, James Bryant, Sr., (Diane) of Long Island, NY, Eddie Hention (Mary)
of Gordon, AL; two sisters, Josephine Edwards and Goldie Virgin; both of
Donalsonville, GA; six granddaughters and one grandson; and a host of aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.