Mr. Desman L. DeJournette, 33, of 218 Forest Road Drive, Danville, Virginia, departed this life on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at SOVAH Health, in Danville. Born on January 16, 1986, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of Cleveland and Annett DeJournette. He was married to the former Britten Thornton. Desman was a member of the Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Dan River High School, and Danville Community College. He was employed by Delta Star in Lynchburg. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by one brother, Lamour DeJournette of Salisbury, N.C.; his father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Evonda Thornton; six aunts, one uncle, one great uncle, one great aunt, two nephews, and a host of other family and friends. A funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2019, from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, in Cascade, Va., by the Rev. Thomas L. Divens. Burial will follow at Mountain Grove Church Cemetery, in South Boston, Va. Viewing will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. from the chapel of Howerton Funeral Home. Howerton Funeral Home is assisting the DeJournette family.
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