“The One and Only”
Princess Dominique Alford was born to the union of Dr. A-Ja Mu-Wafu Muhammad and Elizabelle (Alford) Miller on March 11, 1985, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Princess accepted Christ at an early age at Maranatha Church in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Jackson Middle, and Riley High School all in South Bend. Gaining her GED in 2003 on her first attempt. Princess throughout her adult life worked in the retail and housekeeping fields. Princess was a social butterfly who’s smile, swagger and voice could get anyone to do whatever Princess wanted. Anytime you were with her, you definitely getting trouble, lol and you want to do it again! Lol, but whether you were down or up Princess would try to cheer you up, “Hen! Your Beautiful!” I Love You!” With 2,000 EMOJIS! All on your social media page, inbox messages, and in person. Princess struggled with love and acceptance. If only she could see us all now. She loved to dress up wearing heels, dresses, long hair (don’t care!) With a different pair of glasses (no lens).
Princess went to sleep peacefully Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2:14 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. A-Ja Mu-Wafu Muhammad; paternal grandparents, Oather Sr., and Mandy Butler Alford ; maternal grandparents, John Miller and Odie Gill; maternal aunt, Ollie Fay Martin; paternal uncles: Arthur and Frank Alford; and her nephew, Dereion Jaylon Ulner.
Princess leaves to cherish her memory her Alpha (only) son, Jakeem Tyree Mykel Stewart; and her heart, (her mini her), Mariah Destinee Turner; 16 siblings: (Princess being the youngest) Angelina (GA), Ron (CA), Jerry (VA), Jeffrey (GA), Timothy and Valerie (both of IN), Annette & Martin (both of WI), Darlene (GA), Angelo, Andrea and Otha (all of WI) and Othea (IN). She had so many best friends (too many to name!) But two special cousins; Kia McGhee and Shakisha Martin, special niece; Jashuana and friend; Kevin. She leaves to cherish her memory a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends (throughout life Monroe Circle, school, and church).
After The Sun Rises
After the sun rises we find that life sometimes changes and with those changes comes with many different feelings of love and loss. We remember the reason why it hurts so bad to lose someone we loved so much. The one who has left a legacy of love and affection that causes us to love even deeper.
After the sun rises we will begin to reflect upon the times and the moments which are so dear to our hearts. And at times, there are no words to express how we feel and what we need to share with others. For a moment of time our lives seem to be in disarray, trying to find answers for the difficult transitions in our lives. The time we have are meant to be for loving, giving, and sharing our most prized possession, and that’s memories with loved ones.
After the sun rises, joy shall come upon us like a blanket of divine protection giving us the strength to walk the journey that is set before us, not always understanding the reason why. We must live every day like it’s our last so that the love we give is pure and unconditional. We must speak life to those who are broken and need a helping hand. We must love the unlovable. We must be patient with those who test our very beliefs and hopes. Love is the greatest power on earth, therefore, we must use it to improve the lives of others to create a better world for all.
After the sun rises and the moon set, we will understand this thing called life as the cycle of giving and taking continues. But while we are here on this earth and we must let our love be seen, our truth is revealed, and our visions must be fulfilled.
After the sun rises.
~Written by Ron Britton
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