Weerts Funeral Home


Benny J. Stansil

April 17, 1990June 1, 2021

Benny J. Stansil, 31, of Davenport, IA, passed away June 1, 2021. A Memorial Service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. Online condolences may be expressed at

Big heart, beautiful smile, happy go lucky and please don’t ever forget... Smooth. These qualities came to life in the form of the man we came to know and love, Beanz The Magnificent or Lil Benny. Whichever you choose to refer to him as, you knew without a doubt, you were speaking of one of the most genuine, loving, good natured individuals you were ever going to meet.

On April 17, 1990 Benny was born to Sarah Wells and Benny Stansil Sr. and from the very beginning Benny warmed their hearts the same way he would warm those of everyone he came in contact throughout his life. Lil Benny loved his parents and worked hard to make them proud. Benny was heartbroken by his mothers untimely passing but made sure to live each day with the values and jewels she instilled in him. Lil Benny’s biggest hero was his father Benny Sr. and the two had an inseparable relationship. Lil Benny loved being around his Dad and never hesitated to let him know how much he meant to him. Lil Benny was blessed to have such amazing parents.

At a very early age, Benny accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and attended church regularly with three women he loved and adored, his Great Grandma, his Grandma and his Mother. Of all the great things Benny has done and enjoyed, they all fail in comparison to his greatest joy of all, being the father to his beautiful daughter Kalaya. Benny relished being a Girl Dad, he loved every moment of being with and there for Kalaya. From dance recitals to her birthday celebrations, Benny knew that his precious daughter was his greatest accomplishment. Benny’s educational journey started at Bethune Preschool, before moving on to Duncan Elementary, Pulaski Middle School and Roosevelt High School, where he graduated as a member of the class of 2008. Beanz The Magnificent excelled at Visual Art all throughout School and loved to draw in his spare time. Upon graduation, Lil Benny received a scholarship to University of Northern Iowa, where he would go on and make friends who would eventually become family.

An avid sports fan, Benny was a ride or die Ohio State Buckeye football fan and a proud member of the Miami Heat Nation. He loved to play video games and was a beast at online gaming. Benny´s legacy will be one that touched the hearts of so many because he was a selfless individual who always offered to help others, gave very genuine words of reassurance and support and did it all with his one of a kind smile. Whether it was a coworker or a classmate Benny was always the one guy you could count on to stay in his lane and embody the meaning of “Good Vibes Only.”

Benny was preceded in death by his mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Benny leaves to cherish his memory a beloved father, Benny Sr., a daughter Kalaya, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and close family and friends. Benny also leaves to cherish his memory, The Butler Family and his best friend Armani.

A special thanks to the Pearson Family


  • Benny Stancil Sr., Father
  • Sarah Wells, Mother (deceased)
  • Kalaya, Daughter
  • He leaves to cherish his memory a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and close family and friends. Benny also leaves tocherish his memory, The Butler Family and his best friend Armani.
    Benny was preceded in death by his mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

  • To the Family


  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home

    Saturday, June 12, 2021


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Shirley Wilson

June 17, 2021

BJ was a very polite and respectful young man. He had a big friendly smile and was always willing to help. I met him through his grandmother and he became a part of our church family. He will truly be missed. Family look to Jesus to carry you through, praying much for you all.
Sister Shirley Wilson and family

Consuela Cooper

June 14, 2021

I was blessed to meet Benny while working at the University of Northern Iowa. He was one of those students you never forget as not only did I get to engage with him on campus but on Sundays when he would visit Antioch Baptist Church where I was also a member. His spirit, smile, personality and kind spirit was a blessing to this world. My condolences and prayers to the family. Thank you for blessing us with someone like Benny!

Monica Henderson

June 13, 2021

We the Pilgrim MB Church of Gary IN where Rev. Charles L Emery is Pastor extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Benny. He attended the church with his grandmother Ms. Haywood and was a remarkable young child then. He was a member of the youth choir and youth Sunday School and participated in many other capacities in the youth department. He was always well mannered and well behaved, a very soft spoken child and as he became an adult he showed those same attributes as a man. We are proud to say that he blessed us by being a part of the Pilgrim Baptust Church. We pray that God will ease your pain as you navigate through this life with the physical absence of Benny, but rejoice in knowing that he now is safe in the arms of our creator GOD ALMIGHTY.

Kayla Pearson

June 12, 2021

Definitely an awesome father to our daughter Kalaya. I remember when he came up w/ her name & I fell IN LOVE with it. Kalaya & Benny were one of a kind together. Two peas in a pod. She LOVES her some Benny and everything he taught her she uses it everyday & she won’t ever forget. She was proud of her dad & so was I. BEANZ taught me a lot, that I’ll use everyday. Thank you for our daughter. You’re with the two women you loved.
I got it handled down here, our daughter is good.
Watch over us & Rest Now..
We Love You

Roshanda Sparks

June 10, 2021

My deepest condolences to Benny’s family and close friends, especially his daughter and father. Words are so hard to express during times like these. May God bless you all and may you look to Him to comfort you during this difficult time.