Calvin A. Bennett, nicknamed E-Man, Mumbles, or most commonly Alexis, was born to Joseph & Pearline Bennett on January 16, 1969, at the now-closed Brooklyn Women’s Hospital at 1395 Eastern Parkway, in Brooklyn, NY.
He was now the baby, having two sisters Beverly and Marcia.
As a child, Alexis was fun-loving and popular amongst his family and friends. He was in the Boy Scouts for years and played football in High School. He attended school at St. Francis Prep., Pine Forge Academy, John Jay, and Aviation HS. he once had ambitions of being an airplane pilot. He also earned some college credits at New York City Tech.
Alexis was a born salesman with an Independent spirit. As many people know, he often did things his own way, and rarely took no for an answer. He received prizes for selling the most candy in grade school, sold fireworks throughout his teens during the summers. He was so good at it he was the first black person put in charge of his own team on Canal Street. He was also very successful selling polo in the secondary market.
He had a number of hobbies which included playing video games, debating 90’s Hip-Hop, watching Fireworks, and most of all, collecting exclusive Polo items.
Everything from clothes, bed sheets, dishes, and accessories was fair game. In more recent years, Alexis enjoyed spoiling his mom with Christmas gifts, having annual birthday celebrations, and any event to bring family and friends together...
He loved to socialize on holidays with family and friends, on Christmas He went out of his way to make sure everyone there had a gift. This was the kind of heart he had..
Alexis loved his mother beyond compare. They spoke on the phone for hours several times a day, every day. After losing his mom Pearline in May 2019.
His personal struggles multiplied. In addition to depression, he suffered from diabetes, sarcoidosis, and kidney failure. After a recent bout with sarcoidosis during his last hospital stay, he accepted Christ.
Shortly thereafter, Alexis slipped into eternity to be with the Lord, at the young age of 52 years old, and he will be sorely missed.
Alexis is survived by Tatiana, his daughter; Marcia, his sister; Kevin & Denzel, his nephews, and a whole host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, in-laws, extended family, and friends.
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