Keith Winston Daley also known as Nevette and Sojie was born on October 11, 1957 in the Winchester district parish of St Thomas. Sophie was the first child for Susan Johnson and second for Todd Daley. Sojie attended Winchester primary school and Stokes Hall secondary school after completion he pursued an Electrical trade and became a certified electrician. After obtaining his electrical license he then joined the Jamaican defense force and became a high-ranking soldier. Sojie spent several years in the army and gained lifelong friends who he reconnected with in the U.S. After leaving the army Sojie became a bus driver and later a trailer driver who drove across the island of Jamaica. Sojie married his first wife Lorna Christie in 1982 and had four children Keisha, Dion, Patrick and Oshae; from that union came his first granddaughter.
Growing up in St. Thomas Sojie enjoyed playing sports with his siblings; sisters Karen Walker, Althea Campbell, Urith, Joy, Janet Daley and brother Rupert Daley. As a child Sojie especially loved playing cricket, making skates, gigs and going fishing. Sojie was a “jack of all trades” he was always fixing something, working on his car or multitasking around the house. Sojie was often a “cool calm and collective” man but would let you know when he was not happy with your behavior.
Sojie and Verna met at cross roads in Kingston Jamaica. They lived at 16 Langard Avenue for over 20 years, married in 1998 and have been together for over 35 years. Their union gave Sojie two daughters Mesha and Latoya, to Sojie they were his daughters and gained six grandchildren. Sojie migrated to the United States in April 2016 and lived in Sunrise, Florida with Verna, Latoya and their grandchildren. On July 27th Sojie came home from working at Donna’s restaurant hugged Verna for the last time went to bed and the Lord called him home, Keith daily a.k.a. Sophie passed away in his sleep on July 27.
When you departed and left us we knew it wasn’t your choice but the will of God we know you are in a resting place and know it will be all right, we will miss your smile, your laugh, the sound of your voice and the way you always wore your hat. We will not lament and shed tears but will carry on your legacy and honor you through our lives and how we live and love one another. So instead of mourning we will celebrate your life and cherish the wonderful loving memories shared.
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