Elaine Adrienne Damon


Elaine Damon, daughter of the late Marie and Hosa Blye Sr., was born January 28, 1958, in New York City, New York, and was called home to the LORD on March 23, 2020. As the only girl child born to Marie and Hosa, it was only right she was born on her mother’s birthday.

Elaine was educated in the New York public school system graduating from James Monroe High School. Shortly after completing her schooling, she married Roosevelt Damon Jr in 1974, and from this union, three beautiful children were born, Diane (74), Roosevelt (76), and Kathryn (78). In 1982, Elaine started her career as an NYC Correction Officer stationed at Rikers Island. After eleven years of dedicated service, she retired.

Elaine loved spending time with her family and friends. Being one of the brightest smiles in the room, she brought love, laughter, and fun everywhere she went. In the past two years she took up traveling to such places like Japan and Dominica Repbulic for vacation.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Marie and Hosa Blye Sr., brothers Hosa Jr, Herman, and David Blye. She leaves to cherish her memory: Her husband, Roosevelt Damon; her children Diane Blye, Roosevelt (Carrissa) Damon III, and Kathryn Damon; brother Billie (Brenda) Blye; along with grandchildren Michelle Damon, Micheal Damon, Aalima Blye, Jada Damon, Anthony Damon, and Alexander Damon; great-grandchildren – Liyah Damon, Liliana Blye, and Anthony Blye; along with eight nieces, six nephews; nineteen grand nephews and eight grand-nieces; 1 goddaughter and a host of extended family and close friends.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Hermenia D Benjamin

    My deepest condolences to Roosevelt Sr and the family.

  2. We are saddened to learn about your family loss.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all

  3. Champagne Braswell

    Your mom was a beautiful woman and she touched so many people here. It is sad that she leaves us so soon and I offer condolences and prayers for your family.

  4. Barbara Washington

    With my deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. Your mom was a breath of fresh air, always positive. I will miss my friend dearly.

  5. Chanda Gabbidon & Matthew Neal

    My condolences to the family and prayers!

  6. Algeria Pierce

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that the family will be comfortable by her spirit that lives on forever and the precious memories never forgotten. -Algeria

  7. Michele Stephens McNill

    My Sweet friend/coworker Elaine had attended the COBA Reunion for the first time in May 2019 and she was so over joyed with happiness that she was crying and I asked her girl why you crying & she stated “I am so happy that I finally made it to the reunion to see everybody I haven’t seen in years” it was good seeing her too but I couldn’t have imagined it will be my last time that I would see her on this earth But I will certainly see her in the heavenly earth when we’re all caught to meet Jesus. Sleep my friend take your rest & I will see you on the other side. Love ❤️ Your friend
    Michele Stephens (McNill)

  8. Michele Lawrence

    I want the Damon Family to know Elaine was a Great person & a wonderful Friend. She will definitely be missed. Her personality was so vibrant and full of life She kept a radiant smile on her face no matter what she was feeling inside. When She spoke she always had a soft under tone, but when She spoke you listened cause you knew it was coming from her heart. You will be missed my Friend..Rest Easy

  9. Elaine was a beautiful person in the flesh and an even more beautiful person in the spirit.. as we grief her departure from us in the flesh we will go through the pain of separation for a season The scripture says weeping may endure for a night but joy comets in the morning Psalm 30.5 We will eventually get strong enough to recognize that Elaine’s spirit lives on to eternity with our Blessed Savior and Lord Jesus Christ Amem

  10. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Elaine was a beautiful person who I had the privilege of working with in NYC Dept. of Correction Praying for your strength during this time. May you forever cherish her loving memories

  11. Sending my condolences to the family, you will truly be missed

  12. Maggie and Kevin Taylor

    Ohhh Elaine, As we both share something special together we share our talks and our grandchildren.. Your greats and my grands!! Like I said when we first met I would do my best to make sure Aalima and the kids were ok! I have lived up to that as you saw and will continue to do so… I will be sure to follow you as I looked up too you on being a good grandparent.. You tell my mom I said hi and I will be sure to make your great grandkids are taking care of and good. May God bless my extended family at this time.. As Aalima gave me and us the greatest blessing of all time.. Fly high I will see you when I enter the gates of heaven.. Make sure you are there with my Mom and welcome me with open arms as when you did when I entered your home to meet my grandson just 3 days after he was born.. Love Maggie and family!!

  13. Alfred harris

    My deep condolences and prayers goes out to your family

  14. Gloria Jean Tindall Scarborough

    Pop and family so sad another one our limb from our tree has gone to the father,We will all be together on that great getting up morning when there is no more sorrow from this life.My heart cries for you not Elaine she has cross into Glory. Love you Jean

  15. Warren, Marie and Isaac

    My family and I send our deepest condolences in the lost of Elaine. She will be deeply missed.

  16. My condolence to my cousin Pop and his family .May God continue to bless your all at this difficult time. My heart goes out to all Of your.

  17. To Kathryn and the family, know you have my love, support and strength. Momma Elaine is a beautiful person inside and out and I will always treasure the moments I shared with her and the family. Kathryn my sister for life Don’t be discouraged
    Joy comes in the morning
    Know that God is nigh
    Stand still and look up
    God is going to show up
    He is standing by
    There’s healing for your sorrow
    Healing for your pain
    Healing for your spirit
    There’s shelter from the rain
    Lord send the healing
    For this we know
    There is a balm in Gilead
    To heal the soul. I love you and know I’m here for all of you if you need anything.

  18. Arthur Faulkner

    Elaine and her family were blessing to be around. I always remember her warm smile whenever we say each other in the city. I was saddened to hear the news, but I know that God has added a beautiful smiling face to heaven. My Prayers go out to my extended family. Love Always. Art

  19. The Shuler Family

    On angels wings you were taken away, but in our hearts you will always stay

    “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth”. Psalms 121:1
    Our condolences go out to Pop and his family.
    May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Jacqueline Perry

    To the Family of Elaine Damon,
    I am grateful that my Sister in Blue (Elaine) did a wellness check on me a few days before she expired just to see if I was alright. The fact that she thought enough to reach out fills my heart. I am praying for comfort for the family but I know she has been welcomed into the Kingdom.

  21. To my family, I wish I could be there to hug and cry together. Aunt Elaine was a treasure with a beautiful heart and smile. I wish I had more time with her. Sending you all the love and prayers to everyone who was affected by her unique spirit, loving heart and fun personality.

  22. Melissa Brown

    I knew Ms Elaine from work where she was a security guard and during her years she always made sure I was smiling when I walked into the building every morning and she would greet me with her beautiful smile with her pretty red lipstick she always wore. We became pretty close through her years at hnb and I missed her when she left. Later through the years I met her daughter Diane through a mutual friend and I ended up working with her granddaughter Michelle now. She will never realize how much she helped me with some struggles back then just by her kind words and that beautiful smile got me through some days at work. Diane and Michelle my heart goes out to you both and to your whole family during this time.. you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  23. The Peterson Family

    Damon family
    ( Family ) words cannot express how heavy our hearts Are

    we can only imagine how you guys are feeling
    We love you and she truly will be missed ,

  24. Pamela Reaves

    My condolences to the family. As you know Elaine was my bestie, sister, I’m going to truly miss her. You are my family as well. We have as special angel watching over all of us

  25. Cynthia Linnette Moore and Family

    I give my deepest condolences to the Damon family.
    I met Elaine when she was 7 years old and I was 5 years old . Our mothers were friends and we were
    next door nieghbors. I will truly miss Elaine ,
    and all of our road trips we had together.
    Sending my condolences to her family and friends.

  26. Felicia Gilliard

    My deepest condolences to her family sip a beautiful angel in heaven

  27. My deepest condolences and prayers goes out to the Damon family. Remembering her as a beautiful person and Sister in Blue. She will be missed. I pray for Gods comfort in this time of need.

  28. Carolyn Moore

    My Condolences to the Family. She will be Greatly Missed

  29. The Smiley’s

    Prayers of comfort and love during this time. A beautiful soul has entered Heaven.

  30. Sadicka White Thomas

    Elaine and I laughed continuously when we last saw each other at the store! Please know that you have my sincere condolences and blessings for your family on behalf of your lovely mother! She was such an encouraging person and I know God will comfort you and keep you if you put your faith in Him. Sadicka White and family

  31. Kathryn Damon

    Thank you all for your kind words, memories and condolences. My mom is/was my bestfriend and soul mate and I look forward to the day we are reunited, but until then I will continue to do my all to make her proud. – I Love you MOM!! Kat

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