Edward Daye

Edward Leroy "Ed" Daye

September 14, 1956 - March 31, 2020
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Edward Leroy Daye, son of the late Isaac Thomas Daye and Augusta Jane Jones Daye was born on September 14, 1956 in Bahama, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life on on March 31, 2020 in Durham, NC.

Mr. Daye graduated from Hillside High School in the class of 1976. In 1978, Edward married the late Aarona Stewart Daye and to this union a daughter and son were born.

He was a caretaker of "The sloping hills and the verdant green" at North Carolina Central University for 19 years.

Leroy, as most of his beloved family called him was a loving and hardworking man. Along with loving his kids, Leroy enjoyed listening to jazz music and watching all kinds of sports. He especially loved football.

Mr. Daye leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Nakkia Dione Daye of Winston-Salem; a son, Aaron Edward Daye of Gainesville, FL; a devoted partner, Terry Cannady of the home; three uncles, Coy Jones of Durham, NC and Earlie "Tony" Jones of Hillsborough, NC and Joe Daye of Roxboro, NC; and a host of cousins and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday April 5, 2020 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday April 5, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Public viewing. **Limited to 10 at one time in the chapel.**
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Liesl O'Dell

Posted at 09:51am
There's an old saying: A child is a reflection of the parent. I didn't know Ed, but I know his son, Aaron, a thoughtful, warm, funny, caring and generous person who is eager to encourage friends and quick to comfort them in times of sadness. Considering all of Aaron's amazing qualities, I can only imagine what a blessing Ed must have been to his friends, family and community. I lost my father on Jan. 26 and know what a blow that was -- and still is -- for our family. As you endure your own heartache and grief, and days when it takes everything you have to get out of bed and meet the day, just know that you have lots of friends who care for you and need you. We don't ever get over the loss of our parents, but we do learn to live with it by putting one foot in front of the other. God bless your family. May He hold your hand as you walk through these difficult days. Hugs to you all. Liesl O'Dell, Gainesville FL

Liesl O'Dell

Posted at 10:17am
While no one/nothing can fill the void that your dad's death has created, please know that I'm praying you'll find strength to carry on his legacy
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Posted at 05:29am
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