Mrs. Mavis Jean Daniels, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 at the age of 94.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4-6PM at the Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11 AM at Georgette L. Scott Memorial Chapel; 814 Headland Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303 with burial immediately following at Gates of Heaven Cemetery; 2106 Starling Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303 under the direction of the caring staff of Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary "Because We Care".
"Tomorrow and forever, I'll be just as I've always been - Myself" (Mavis Daniels)
Of this life, there were no wasted years. Here was one who could be depended upon for whatever was right, worthy, and practical. Her life was fruitful and liberal. She was one who you could get to know and love. Her life touched the lives of so many children. She ministered to the needs of people in words and in deeds, always giving good account of herself. Truly a great personality has passed from among us leaving a vacancy that cannot be easily filled.
Mrs. Mavis Kirkland Daniels, the tenth child of eleven children, was born in Henry County, Newville, Alabama, to the late Joseph and Teresa Lee Kirkland.
Reared by Christian parents, she joined the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Newville at an early age. Later, as a young adult, she moved her membership to the First Missionary Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama; where she sang in the choir, served on the Trustee Board, taught Sunday School, served with the Deacons Wives, the Lola Lunsford Prayer Board - where she served as secretary, and the Missionary Society Circle #4 - where she also served as secretary. She remained an active member until her health declined. On June 3, 1959, she was united in marriage to the late Roy Daniels. To this union, one son was born.
Mavis attended elementary and high school in Henry County. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) in Atlanta, Georgia, and taught school in the Dothan City Schools (North Highland, Montana Street Elementary and Selma Elementary) for 42 years. She was a loving, caring teacher and many of her students would often stop to tell her how much she touched their lives over the years. She retired from teaching in 1992. Selma Street Elementary School proclaimed May 18, 1992 "Mavis Daniels Day".
Mavis was a member of the local, state, and national Retired Teachers Associations. She was a Charter Member of the Amy Washington Chapter #858, Order of the Eastern Star in 1967. She was a member active for 55 years and was a Past Treasurer of the Organization.
Her parents: Joseph and Teresa Lee Kirkland; and siblings: Tinnie, Gertrude, Daisy, Jimmie, Lee Ella, Marie, Lucile, Keith, Kenneth, and Marvin preceded her in death. On the evening of April 1, 2022, Mavis answered the call of the Lord to claim her crown. We know she is resting in Heaven, reunited with her family.
She leaves to cherish her sweet memory one son: Roderick B. Daniels of Dothan, Alabama; one granddaughter: Kamryn Daniels of Chicago, Illinois; one grandson: Colin Daniels of Chicago, Illinois; a special nephew, who was like a son to her: Michael B. (Letetia) Jackson of Dothan, Alabama and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Her favorite Bible verse, which she quoted often, is: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7 KJV.
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