Do­minic Alessan­dro James: ‘Blue bril­liance’

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: TAL­ENT, BRIL­LIANCE and hu­mil­ity per­son­i­fied. From a very ten­der age, ‘Delly’ (26/09/1997- 20/09/2016), as he was af­fec­tion­ately known, por­trayed signs of in­evitable great­ness. A leader, a cap­tain in all spheres of life, his in­flu­ence never wa­vered but stood as a liv­ing ex­am­ple for all to em­u­late.

The slen­der, soft-spo­ken fel­low with the big­gest, loud­est smile of all, a frown never seemed among his mul­ti­ple choices.

A foot­ball prodigy with pace, pre­ci­sion and pres­ence to spare, he led the two ‘win­ningest’ school­boy foot­ball en­ti­ties to glory at in­ter­vals in his il­lus­tri­ous 18-plus years.

Aca­dem­i­cally, he was just as equipped to tackle sub­ject ar­eas with­out re­lent. As a son, a friend, he is adored be­yond mea­sure, missed be­yond be­lief, cher­ished more than words can or will ever tell.

On Fri­day, Septem­ber 26, 1997, you en­tered as a prom­ise and on Tues­day, Septem­ber 20, 2016, six days shy of a mile­stone, you ex­ited as promised ful­filled. Be it 189 Old Hope Road or North Street, Kingston, Do­minic’s legacy of blue lives on. Happy be­lated birth­day, Delly, you con­tinue to smile on us. SYRANNO BAINES Kingston

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