The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 705 Mt. Carmel Road, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Rev. Kenneth Gouch is pastor. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Viewing and visitation will occur just prior to the funeral from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the sanctuary of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
July 25, 1962 was an awesome day for the late Bernice Hunter Daniel and G. B. Daniel in Atlanta, Georgia. God blessed them with Bernice’s first child, Derrick Ricardo Daniel. Although he has other siblings, he and his brother, Steven, were reared together.
Derrick spent his early years in Atlanta, Georgia. After the passing of his mother--when he was 14 years of age, he was reared by his Uncle & Aunt (Willie & Fannie Hunter) in Atlanta. Derrick graduated from Walter F. George High School, Atlanta, Georgia. After which time, he resided for a period of time with his Grandmother, Minnie Jewel Hunter, in Macon Georgia. Derrick relocated to Tavares, Florida and has been in the Tavares/Eustis areas for some time. Derrick never married; however, he had a very special friend, the late Tracy Moore. He assisted in raising Trevon “Tre” Stanley, as his son. Since Derrick was disabled, he was never employed; however, he fulfilled many requests by making CD’s, recording music, taking photos, and being a vivid communicator.
Derrick's hobbies included art (drawing), listening to music, baseball, playing card games, making greeting cards, and checking on family members, friends, the elderly and handicapped. His favorite team was the Braves of Atlanta, Georgia. Derrick loved his family and regularly reached out to them with phone calls and visitations, until his health began to fail. Derrick always told others that there is no other family like his family. On a regular basis, he kept in contact with everyone and communicated that information to others. He was the glue that bonded many individuals together.
He knew and accepted our Lord and Savior years ago. When he was able, Derrick enjoyed attending Bible Studies regularly. He was previously a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and later joined another church in the Tavares, Florida area.
After Derrick’s health progressively worsened, God called Derrick from mortality to his Eternal Home on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: one Son, Trevon “Tre” Stanley of Tavares, FL; 2 brothers – Steven Daniel, Sr. and Eugene Daniel (both of the Metro Atlanta area); 3 Sisters – Hattie “Cal” Hardin, Cassandra Obie, and Sharon Washington (all of the Metro Atlanta area); 2 Godchildren – Kaneeshia Walker and Westley Green (both in the Central Florida area); 3 Maternal Aunts – Mary Walker (Alphonso) of Mt. Dora, FL, Minnie Burrows (Joseph) of Valrico, FL and Reather Waller (Charles, Sr.) of Eatonton, GA; two Maternal Uncles – Willie Hunter (Fannie) of Covington, GA and John Thomas Jackson (Rosa) of Bloomfield, CT; one “Like a Sister” Mary L. Clayton of Miami, FL; a very special cousin who he kept in closer contact with – Laurie Levell Morgan; and a host of other beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His Maternal Grandparents, Willis “Buster” and Minnie Jewel Hunter, preceded him in death; he was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Park.
A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.”