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