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Rachel Daniels

Rachel Daniels
8 Feb 1924-4 Feb 2019
Obituary Information:

Date of birth 02/08/1924 Date of Death 01/26/2019

Rachel (Dokes) Daniels

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Rachel “Gramiere” (Dokes) Daniels moved from Glory to Glory, Rachel Daniels was born February 8, 1924, to Ernest and Jesse Dokes in Hammond, Louisiana. Rachel was one of nine siblings who has all preceded her in death; Brothers – Sonny, Henry Jr., Charles, Ozzie, Lawrence and Alfred (Dokes); Sisters- Maeola (Dokes) Cousan, Ruth (Dokes) Brumfield, and Marion (Dokes) Wells. The family joined St. James AME Zion Church. Rachel attended schools in Hammond, LA.

On March 10, 1941, Louis Daniels and Rachel Dokes married and out this union ten children were born. Rachel also was a nurturer and raised other children, four preceded her in death; Vivian Daniels, Louis Jr. (Mane), Howard (Buddy) Daniels, James Johnson and Donald Daniels. Surviving children are Mary Lou Carlyle, Shirley Johnson, Lynda Daniels, Louise Daniels, Gail McCarver, Carolyn Teasley and Jackie Garner.

In 1944, Louis and Rachel moved to Vallejo, CA. Rachel joined Kyles Temple AME Zion Church in 1945. She served as an Usher, a faithful and willing worker for Christian Education Department, Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society and became Deaconess Emeritus when her health prevented her from serving. Rachel has served her family and friends for over 60 plus years providing childcare, wisdom and love to all who entered her life.

View will be Friday, February 8, 2019, 3-6:30 PM, Quiet Hour 6:30-8 PM at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 902 Florida ST., Vallejo California, Pastor Rev. Shawin E. DuBois; Homegoing Services, Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11 AM at Union Baptist Church, 128 Encerti Ave, Vallejo California, Pastor Rev. James McCoy, with Pastor Frederick J. Stewart, Officiant and Dr. Rev. David T. Miller, Eulogist. Burial to follow at Sunrise Cemetery, Vallejo California.

Mortuary Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo, California

Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 707-642-4459

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Upcoming Events
When: Feb 8. 3:00 PM
Where: Kyles AME Zion Church
912 Florida St. Vallejo
Phone:707) 731-0413
Funeral Service
When: Feb 9. 11:00 AM
Where: Union Baptist Church
128 Encerti Ave
Phone: (707) 642-0870
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