Dr. Daniels was born in Cumberland County on Jan. 10, 1952 to the late James D. Stephens and Imogene Baucom Stephens. She was a member of Manna Church in Fayetteville, the Sandhill Emmaus Walk, and the North Carolina Association of Educators. Dr. Daniels was the author of the book “The Light of Life and Laura." She earned her bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University, her masters degree from UNC Charlotte, and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Survivors are her husband Jimmy L. Daniels, formerly of Bennetsville, S.C., now of White Lake, her sons Joel Daniels of Fayetteville, Justin Daniels and his wife Tatiana of Fayetteville, daughter Laura D. Lawyer and her husband Mike of Fayetteville, her sister Jan Stephens of Raeford, close friend and cousin Julia Augustoni of Kernersville formerly of Raeford, two aunts: Sarah Baucom of Pinehurst and Yvonne B. McMillan of Red Springs, and two grandchildren: Caitlyn Marie Daniels and Jared Michael Daniels.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Hawks officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to: The Light of Life Ministries, C/O Laura D. Lawyer, 921 Johnson Farm Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311, to continue her outreach through additional publication and free distribution of her book.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.