Minister Marian Frances Daniels, 68, of Blackshear transitioned Friday, November 22, 2019.
She entered this world December 28, 1950 in Waycross to the late Sylvester Daniels Sr. and Mother Lillian Helen Daniels. The youngest of six children, she made her mark as being the Christmas gift to the family. Her education began at the tender age of four and thus began her love of education. She graduated Lee Street High School in 1966 as Salutatorian at the age of 15. From there, she gained her undergraduate degree in journalsim from Georgia State University. Her love of learning only intensified as she gained her master’s degree in psychology from Troy University in 2010. Ever evolving, her education continued both in the classroom and through life lessons. From interning as a disco jockey to working on the news floor at NBC, this journey prepared her for her most important role.
She heeded the call to ministry in 2001 and fervently shared her love of the Lord with all that would hear. She was a sought out speaker in her community and beyond. Perhaps one of her most valuable positions was as a teacher at St. James. Here, she held captive many as she expounded on the Word and invited minds, young and old, to develop a personal relationship with God.
She was known in the community for her forward thinking, astounding speaking and ability to rightly divide the Word. Her efforts to aid the community led to her being an instrumental part at the founding of the Edward ‘Bud’ Newton Community Center, a place that has served the community for many decades. Her love for helping others and guiding people to the knowledge of the Lord led her to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home where she served as a therapist for adolescents. In this capacity, she was able the share the Word of God in a therapeutic environment that led many youth back to wholeness and a relationship with God.
A wake will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church (on the Ridge), 5610 Aaron’s Way, Patterson.
A homegoing service celebrating her life and legacy will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, from the St. James Missionary Baptist Church (on the Ridge).
Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.