Early Saturday morning, October 10, 2020, as God was preparing the day he looked down from Heaven and saw a Godly man who had born his burden and labored in the vineyard with loving compassion. He decided he had finished his course and earned his reward. Very gently He reached down, cradled his arms around him, and carried him home to be with Him.
Deacon Alfred Daye Sr., son of the late Alfred and Coreana Daye, was born April 23, 1932, in Wilton, North Carolina. After the passing of his father, the family moved to Philadelphia, PA. He received his formal education in the Philadelphia School System. He was a master welder. Deacon Daye Sr. married Pauline Banks on December 4, 1948. After moving to Cinnaminson, NJ he joined Saint Paul Baptist Church and served as a deacon and in the choir. His last move was to Newport News, VA where he joined New Beech Grove Baptist Church as a deacon. He also served in the Male Chorus and the Matured Adults Ministry.
Deacon Daye Sr. is preceded in death by Deaconess Pauline Daye and Deaconess Rachel Daye; stepdaughter, Eloise Merritt; son, Mark Daye; and brother, Ernest Daye. He leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Jacqueline (Nate) and Kim (Michael); son, Deacon Alfred Daye Jr. (Carolyn); daughter-in-law, Margaret; six stepchildren, Mary, Richard (Silvia), Carolyn (Michael), Solomon (Stephanie), Renoldo (Laverne) and Eric; ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Lee of Compton, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at New Beech Grove Baptist Church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a service to start at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Willard Maxwell will be the eulogist. Interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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