In Memory of



Obituary for Brenda Daniels

On November 1, 1947, a big bubbly cute baby girl was born to Claude and Dorothy Johnson Daniels in Harrison County, Elysian Fields, Texas. Brenda Joice Daniels was the first born of three children to her parents.

Brenda’s education began very early in her life. She rode the bus and attended school with her dad at Elysian Fields School under the leadership of D. H. Fluellen. At the age of three, Brenda would sit in her Aunt Helen’s class, and learned to read with first graders. She later went to Hawkins Elementary School while her parents worked at Jarvis Christian College. About the age of 10, they returned to Marshall where she attended Dunbar Elementary School and H. B. Pemberton High School graduating in the Class of 1965. While in high school, she was in the drill team called Pemberton Pantheretts.

Upon graduation, Brenda attended Wiley College, earning a B. S. Degree in History with a minor in English. Brenda also took post-graduate courses at ETSU, Commerce, Texas, now TA&M. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church No. 2 on 2625.

Brenda worked several jobs (fast food) while in college. She worked in Garland, Texas at Valero. Later moving to Longview, Texas working at Southwestern Bell for 20 years and Forest Park Middle School before coming to Marshall ISD working at Carver Elementary School for 20 years before retiring.

Brenda had many interests in her life. She loved the water; swimming, going to the lake, and fishing in various ponds. Reading was another passion; lots of historical books/materials. Her Uncle Lacy gave her a camera when she was 10, and she was a photographer; taking family pictures at all functions. She also had a love for baking, sewing and most of all traveling. She loved to take road trips with her mother, son, niece and nephew by her side. She never made it to Alaska or Hawaii. She loved meeting people and playing the lottery.

Brenda, Bren, B. J., Aunt B, as she was known by her love ones, was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sonny.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Chris; one sister, one brother, one niece, two nephews, five great-nieces, two great-nephews, and one great-great nephew.