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Dominique A. Eley

July 12, 1994 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 27)

Obituary

 

Service will be live streamed on S.L. McLaughlin Funeral Home Facebook Page starting at 10am 07/09/2022. 

 

Dominique Angelina Eley affectionately known as "Kay Hollywood" was born July 12,1994 to Deborah and Gary Eley. She departed her earthly home Sunday July 3, 2022.  Dominique graduated from Albany High School and attended classes at Fulton Montgomery College. She also graduated from New School Center for Media. She loved making music and doing work for the community. Dominique was a "Community Icon". She had many skills and talents but was most known for being a local entrepreneur launching the successful Young, Rich & Reckless clothing brand aka "YRR". She was a well respected recording artist whose music deeply connected with not only her city but fans nationwide. She was deeply loved by the youth and was a role model to many. Her membership as a christian at Metro Church began at the age of 10 years old. She loved her bible classes and participated in the children choir.
 
Kay Hollywood was successful in completing many events such as the " Pop Up Shops, Back to school drives, Capital Center Young Entrepreneurship Day, Christmas Toys for Tots Spirit of Giving with the Bridge Tha Gap and a host of events to lift the spirit of the community. She was the Winner of the Hot 97 female artist in NYC, The 2016 Female Hip Hop Artist of the year and the featured young artist of the year at The African American Culture Day known as the Black Fest. The most important role was Sister and Auntie Dom. Her love for her family was deep and she was loyal, committed, and dedicated. Dom had a huge personality. She was spontaneous, goofy, innovative, fun and very family oriented. Kay Kay was a talented photographer and a graphic designer. She represented her family with great pride. Big Kay loved to travel, write and record music, spend time with family and most importantly promote her brand to be the best and well respected. She loved Miami and traveled often with her friend "Cobbs" She modeled the values instilled in her through her loving parents.
 
Dominique leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her transitioning, her parents Gary and Deborah Eley and siblings, Desiree, Leshawn, and Debron. Her niece Jahlayah, Riley Alex, Andre Ir, known as AJ, and the baby Alexis, loving Hendrix Family. Danaja, her loving and supporting mate. Her Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Dwayne and their family. She also had her other family "The Johnson family'- Billy Boy- William Johnson, Robin Cookie Johnson, Mary Ida, Betty, Quannie, CJ, TV, LJ and a host of brothers, sisters, and cousins. Her loving god brother J Black- Justin Gaddy and his family Zayair, Javi, Annarrain and her boy JahQuan Johnson. She has a host of cousins just to mention Ptolmey, Imahjai, Amira, Dada, Nasir, Quazir,Jaiden,Lekaya, Zorraih, Daja and Diamond. She was loved by Joellyn Caldwell, Markeyona Fields, Sam Wiggins, The Eley family and the Robe family where she spent most of her holidays with.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 8, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home
1226 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Visitation
Saturday
July 9, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Metropolitan New Testament Missionary Baptist Church
105 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 9, 2022

10:00 AM

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 9, 2022

Graceland Cemetery
680 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209

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