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Audrey E. Daniel


Sunrise: October 29, 1932

Sunset: December 3, 2023

On the early morning of December 3, 2023, Audrey Ernestine Turner Daniel peacefully transitioned, surrounded by her family. Audrey Daniel was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 29, 1932. Audrey was of Jamaican and Indian descent. She was the daughter of the late Pearl Turner and James Henry Harris. She attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia.

In 1951, she met and married Willie Frank Daniel. They had five children from that union: Willie Frank Jr., Melvin, Marion, Alvin, and Ardell Daniel. Audrey was a self-made chef. She was famous for her homemade biscuits that the entire neighborhood of kids loved. She would often cook about forty biscuits per day just for her family. She always knew what her children liked best and made them feel special.

Some of her children’s favorites included bell pepper porcupine for Jr., beans and pork chops for Melvin and Alvin, fried collard greens for Marion, and pepper steak for Ardell. Years of cooking experience prepared her for the twenty-plus years of work at Giant Open Air Market as a cook and food service manager until she retired.

Another one of her favorite hobbies was sewing. She would sew clothes, make dresses, shirts, pants, and do alterations for family and friends.

Audrey was a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for over fifty years, serving in the field service ministry. She loved Jehovah and loved attending bible study meetings where she could gain an accurate knowledge of the word.

Audrey is predeceased in death by her husband of over fifty years, Willie Frank Daniel Sr., and six siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory her five children Willie Frank Daniel Jr. of Norfolk, VA; Melvin Daniel of New Carrollton, MD; Marion Daniel of Norfolk, VA; Alvin Daniel of Suffolk, VA; and Ardell (Rhonda) Daniel of Overland Park, KS; nine grandchildren Willie, Kaberlyn, Dario, Sheena (Demarco), Edtha (Mark), Alvin (Venesha), Shahreda, Adrian and Kalena. She also has over 35 great-grandchildren, host of great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends

Viewing Saturday, December 16, 2023 12 Noon - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Sunday, December 17, 2023 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St Julian Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504

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    Sharon Moreira says

    My prayers are extended to the family.

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    Maquita Bynum says

    Sending my love to my Best friend, her Mother, and Family/friends… RIP Grandma thank you for inviting me in your home full of love 🙏🏾😥

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    cheryl wade says

    Our condolences to the Daniels family!!
    Ms Audrey you will be dearly missed..
    May you rest in peace !!
    Praying for God’s love, comfort and peace amongst your family
    God bless 🙏🏾❤️ wade family oh yeah and those biscuits were scrumptious n9 doubt 😘

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