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Daima Mpango Okhade

December 4, 1951 March 4, 2018
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Daima (Mtangulizi) Okhade transitioned from this life surrounded by family on the evening of March 4, 2018. She was 66 years old.

Daima (Betty Louise) was born December 4, 1951, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the union of Charles and Lottie Mae (Thomas) Kelly. Preceded in death by brother Donald Lee Kelly, Daima is survived by her husband, Samson Okhade, her four children Anthony Laday, Nzinga Woods, Omonivie Okhade, and Ighodalo Okhade, stepson Samson Okhade, Jr., granddaughters Antionette Laday, Sade Laday, Ganai Calloway, Aliyah Okhade and Noelani Okhade, and brothers Charles Kelly, II, and Michael Hunter.

At a young age, Daima and older brother Charles relocated to San Francisco, California with their mother. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1969 where she enjoyed participating in team sports and was active in the Black Student Union and student government. After graduating from high school Daima took on a new role: motherhood. With her new son in tow, she attended San Francisco State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies in 1973.

She met her husband, Samson Okhade, not long after a life-changing trip to Ghana and Nigeria. It was love at first sight and Daima knew that her future was here. Daima, her son Anthony, and beautiful young daughter Nzinga joined Samson in holy matrimony in 1981. Their family continued to grow as they were blessed with Omonivie and finally Ighodalo.

Always determined, the working wife and mother of four enrolled in law school and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Lincoln Law School San Francisco in 1988. As a former employee of Alameda and Sacramento Counties, Daima worked to educate, rehabilitate and encourage women entering the workforce as an Eligibility Worker, Job Developer, and later as a Social Worker, tirelessly working on behalf of victims of domestic violence in the Sacramento region. Daima retired from Sacramento County in 2013. Her creativity and resourcefulness near the end of her career with the County spurred the creation of her own jewelry making and resale business, called Daima’s Pearls, which allowed her to engage in some of her favorite pastimes, shopping and connecting with a variety of people.

Daima's life was centered around family. She was a proud mother and grandmother who always encouraged her children to reach for the sky and follow their dreams. Daima embraced her Nigerian community in Sacramento and warmly welcomed guests and extended family into her home. All of the communities and peoples she’s touched, most of all her family, will greatly miss her.

Services will be at East Lawn, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624 on Saturday, March 24th. Service starts at 10 a.m. White attire is suggested. A repast will follow at the Okhade Residence in Sacramento.

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10:00 AM 3/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary Chapel

9189 E. Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary Chapel
9189 E. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove 95624 CA
United States

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East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park Final Resting Place

9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624

9189 E. Stockton Blvd Elk Grove 95624 CA
United States

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