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Delroy C. Christian Dies

Delroy C. Christian

Delroy Charles Christian, better known as “Kimini,” died on May 12 in Florida.

Delroy was preceded in death by his mother, Ann V. Benjamin; father, Charles M. Christian; son, Bomani K. Christian; sisters, Doreen Irish and Linda Christian; and brother, Kenneth Andrew.

He is survived by his companion, Joy Williams; daughter, Ashaki Christian-Ortiz; sons: Kimani and Rudo Christian; son-in-law: Jose “Lell” Ortiz; adopted daughter, Meagan DeCosta; adopted sons: Lester Stanislas, Tyrone and Troy DeCosta, Granville “Ajahie” Simmonds, Richard “Boyie” Isles, Jermaine Mulley, George King, Delroy “Burger” and Sammy Deterville,  Artwell Hughes and Dexter Arthurton; and grandchildren: Ah’Zariah and Asarheem Benjamin, Ahniyah Haywood, Ah’Celia and Jahllyjah Ortiz, Lajessia, Brianna, Kailah, Kylee “KC” Jalani, Malakai, Bomani, Omani, Charisma, Aliyah, Amera and Kymani Christian.

He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Miya Henry, Annalise Benjamin and D’Naesia Garvey; sisters: Marilyn Christian and Margarita Heywood; brother, Roy Christian; nieces: Deborah and Lorelle Irish, Shermaine, Jacqueline and Kalia Fawkes, Debbie and  Valerie McIntosh, Linique “Nikki” George, Rashida Smart,  Marie and Christine Danielson, and Monica Joseph; and nephews: Alvis “Pinky” Irish, Craig “Dopie,” Ray “Bigga,” Neal “Bluff” and David Fawkes, Raheem “Papi” and Ramar “Chico” Smart, Christian “Masul” Danielson, Michael “Mikey” Williams and Charles “Richie” Richards Jr.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Delarie and Sherline Williams-Nathaniel; special cousins: Anita Nibbs, Patsy Flynn and Donna-Marie Flynn Osborne: and special family: Charles and Geralda “Gerry” Farrell, Thema Macedon, Celina Riviere, Jamalia Lockhart, Nyisha Richards, Veda Emmanuel, Sylvia Granville, Shinell Suarez and family, Sarah Harvey and family, Angeline R. Williams and Walton “Selah” Macedon.

Other survivors include special friends: Charles Nibbs, Lloyd “Born To Kill” Christian, Milton “Moon” Henry, Warren “Aginie” Smith, Johnny “Yaya” Pimentel, Butch “Indingo” Davila, Fern McAlpin, Clinton “Coco” Simmonds, Clifford Powell, Wayne “Tex” Harrigan, Angela “Imini” Sheen, Delroy “BG” Graham, Ronald “Shango” Allick, Gustave “Leche” Simmonds, Sherry Poree, Jenelle Connor, Gary “Flour” Thomas, the Christian family, the Armstrong family, the Henry family, the Edney family, the James family, the Lendhart family; the Peppertree Terrace Community; and other family and friends too numerous to mention.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, at Kingshill Cemetery.  Interment will follow.


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