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Obituary: Daramy, Nancy


Daramy, Nancy

Mrs. Nancy Kanu Daramy was born on June 28, 1928, in Rogbin, Sierra Leone, to Mr. and Mrs. Bockarie Manor Kanu. She is survived by two brothers: Malki Kanu and Basie Kanu. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Alpha Alhaji Daramy; brothers, Morris L. Kargbo, Sorie Manthu Kanu, and James Kanu; her sister, Kaday Kanu; and her children, Haja Fatmata Daramy (daughter), Hajah Daramy (daughter), Ahmed T. Daramy (son), Bai Daramy (son), and Momoh Daramy (son).

Mrs. Daramy leaves to rejoice in her memory her children: Haja Isatu Kabia (daughter in U.K.), Marie Daramy (daughter in U.S.A.), Isatu Daramy (daughter in Belgium), Keturah I. Thomas (daughter in U.S.A.), Darlinda F. Turay (daughter in Sierra Leone), Fatmata Daramy (daughter in U.K.), Hannah B. Daramy (daughter in U.K.), Dodor Daramy (daughter in Sierra Leone), David Wanka David Kamara (son in Sierra Leone), Alhaji O. Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Arbab Daramy (son in U.S.A.), Bushru Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Abdul Kamara Daramy (son in Switzerland), Cabral Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Hassan Daramy (son in U.S.A.), Bobson Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Momodu Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Alhaji Gbos Gbos Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), and Mohamed Daramy (son in U.S.A.): her family from Sierra Leone, West Africa: Thomas Family, Taylor Family, Mans Family, Halfner Family, Kamara Family, Bangura Family, Kabia Family, Kanu Family, Koroma Family, Turay Family, Sesay Family, Jango Family, Kargbo Family, Fofanah Family; her church family at the Bridge to Life Ministry; and 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Daramy attended Shegbema Nursing School in 1940 and completed the program in 1943. She was employed at the Delco Hospital from 1946 to 1956 in Lunsar (Sierra Leone, West Africa) as a nurse. After leaving Delco Hospital, she worked as a matron in the Primary and Secondary School from 1957 to 1974. She also worked as a matron at the Women Teacher’s College in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, West Africa from 1974-1983. She traveled to the United States in 1983 and worked as a child caretaker from 1986 to 1999. She retired from working in the early 2000’s when her health issues arose.

After multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, Mrs. Daramy did not deviate from her trust in God. Her motto was Hold on to the Rock. Her favorite hymns were “Love of God” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” By God’s grace, Mrs. Daramy was able to travel back to Sierra Leone in 2011 where she reunited with friends and family members. In 2013, she returned to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 2019.

She enjoyed life, family members, and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others with scripture and song. She was a woman of faith and wisdom. Her walk with God was evident in every interaction as she was a witness to many. Family and friends are comforted today knowing that she is at peace and present with the Lord.

Mrs. Daramy’s was last admitted to the hospital on April 29, 2020. Plans for discharge home to family with rehabilitation were made; however, her health prognosis changed rapidly and unexpectedly. Mrs. Daramy was called home by the Lord on May 28, 2020.

Mrs. Daramy left a legacy of serving others, unity, peace, and love. She will be missed and never forgotten.


Mrs. Nancy Kanu Daramy was born on June 28, 1928, in Rogbin, Sierra Leone, to Mr. and Mrs. Bockarie Manor Kanu. She is survived by two brothers: Malki Kanu and Basie Kanu. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Alpha Alhaji Daramy; brothers, Morris L. Kargbo, Sorie Manthu Kanu, and James Kanu; her sister, Kaday Kanu; and her children, Haja Fatmata Daramy (daughter), Hajah Daramy (daughter), Ahmed T. Daramy (son), Bai Daramy (son), and Momoh Daramy (son).

Mrs. Daramy leaves to rejoice in her memory her children: Haja Isatu Kabia (daughter in U.K.), Marie Daramy (daughter in U.S.A.), Isatu Daramy (daughter in Belgium), Keturah I. Thomas (daughter in U.S.A.), Darlinda F. Turay (daughter in Sierra Leone), Fatmata Daramy (daughter in U.K.), Hannah B. Daramy (daughter in U.K.), Dodor Daramy (daughter in Sierra Leone), David Wanka David Kamara (son in Sierra Leone), Alhaji O. Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Arbab Daramy (son in U.S.A.), Bushru Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Abdul Kamara Daramy (son in Switzerland), Cabral Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Hassan Daramy (son in U.S.A.), Bobson Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Momodu Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), Alhaji Gbos Gbos Daramy (son in Sierra Leone), and Mohamed Daramy (son in U.S.A.): her family from Sierra Leone, West Africa: Thomas Family, Taylor Family, Mans Family, Halfner Family, Kamara Family, Bangura Family, Kabia Family, Kanu Family, Koroma Family, Turay Family, Sesay Family, Jango Family, Kargbo Family, Fofanah Family; her church family at the Bridge to Life Ministry; and 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Daramy attended Shegbema Nursing School in 1940 and completed the program in 1943. She was employed at the Delco Hospital from 1946 to 1956 in Lunsar (Sierra Leone, West Africa) as a nurse. After leaving Delco Hospital, she worked as a matron in the Primary and Secondary School from 1957 to 1974. She also worked as a matron at the Women Teacher’s College in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, West Africa from 1974-1983. She traveled to the United States in 1983 and worked as a child caretaker from 1986 to 1999. She retired from working in the early 2000’s when her health issues arose.

After multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, Mrs. Daramy did not deviate from her trust in God. Her motto was Hold on to the Rock. Her favorite hymns were “Love of God” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” By God’s grace, Mrs. Daramy was able to travel back to Sierra Leone in 2011 where she reunited with friends and family members. In 2013, she returned to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 2019.

She enjoyed life, family members, and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others with scripture and song. She was a woman of faith and wisdom. Her walk with God was evident in every interaction as she was a witness to many. Family and friends are comforted today knowing that she is at peace and present with the Lord.

Mrs. Daramy’s was last admitted to the hospital on April 29, 2020. Plans for discharge home to family with rehabilitation were made; however, her health prognosis changed rapidly and unexpectedly. Mrs. Daramy was called home by the Lord on May 28, 2020.

Mrs. Daramy left a legacy of serving others, unity, peace, and love. She will be missed and never forgotten.


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