In Memory Of Ojay Jones Darrell

Ojayaba Miraculous Jones Darrell
January 31, 2024

Ojayaba Miraculous Jones Darrell

Ojay loved music and enjoyed dancing. On January 31st 2024 the band played its last tune for Ojay. At 6’5” Ojay was a big man who could be incredibly gentle and light on his feet. He went through life dancing to a 7/8 rhythm in a 4/4 world. But this did not upset or bother him nor did it affect or prevent the many people who attached themselves to him as friends during his all to brief 40 years on this earth. An intensely private individual Ojay did not share much of his personal life. He was the second son of Janis Jones Darrell and Bryan Darrell. Born in Hamilton, Ontario he was the pride of his big brother Obediya who took him to Show and Tell at the tender age of two weeks. At an early age the family returned to Nova Scotia where Ojay played the cello, and later the double bass in the St Pats High School orchestra. He sang in the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church children’s choir and was one of two male students who took dance in Grade 12. When he wanted to Ojay knew how to connect with people. While he did not engage in substance abuse of any sort he would often be the designated driver or the friend that sat with those that did. Unfortunately his heart gave out on him far too soon. His memory will be loved and cherished by his nephew (Orion Bibi) and niece (Allie LaGrande). Being the product of two large families Ojay has multitudes of uncles and aunts, cousins and other assorted relations.These include his step mother Donna Smith Darrell and the Smith family who played an important role in his growth and development. However, he has only one brother and sister-in-law, Obediya Jones Darrell and Mona Lisa Delva.

Ojayaba will be remembered at a Celebration of life to be held at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St., on Wednesday, February 7th 2:00 PM

Memorial Service For Ojay Jones Darrell