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Daughter remembers ‘girl dad’ postal worker shot dead in Fort Pierce

May 20, 2024
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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Roosevelt “Kent” Benjamin worked hard to provide for his family after working at the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, all while creating a family with a woman he met and loved since middle school.

Tonia Thomason, who identified herself as Benjamin’s daughter, told WPTV that her father was shot dead on Saturday in Fort Pierce. She described him as the “definition of a girl dad” who provided for his four daughters and nine grandchildren.

“Even though he was deaf, he just made sure that we [weren’t] limited on anything,” Thomason said. “He provided for us. He took care of us. My mom was a majority stay-at-home wife. He just did everything in our power to make us happy.”

Thomason said he was killed in a shooting on Saturday. She was surrounded by family coming in and out of her dad’s house, which she said he owned since 1993.

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