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Geraldine Daniels

d. February 4, 2017

CLEVELAND - Geraldine Opal McAlpine Daniels, age 88, passed away on Saturday February 04, 2017 at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, MS. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Clarence Edwards will officiate the services.

Geraldine was born on August 01, 1928 to Clyde and Edna Streeter Martin in Vardaman, MS.  She was later adopted and changed her name to Geraldine Streeter McAlpine after her mother remarried. She attended school at Riverside. She met her husband Robert Daniels as a pen pal during the Korean War and was married in May 1953 in Hollandale, MS. Most people knew her as Granny or the peacock lady. Geraldine worked at Ludlow in Indianola and retired from Baxter Healthcare in Cleveland. Geraldine was a member of Yale Street Baptist Church. She loved gardening and raising birds. Geraldine loved children and was a foster mother to many children.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Cleon McAlpine, Sr. and Edna Streeter McAlpine and her husband--Robert Edward Daniels.

Pallbearers will be Ray Daniels, Robert Daniels, Stacey Oswalt, Charles Daniels, James Kirby and Gary Kirby. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Fancer, Billy McAlpine, Jr., Steve McAlpine and Frank McAlpine.

Geraldine is survived by Son, David(Joan) Daniels of Greenville, MS;  Son, Raymond(Cathy) Daniels of Cleveland, MS;  Brother, Cleon McAlpine, Jr. of Duck Hill, MS;  Brother, Billy McAlpine of Starke, FL;  Brother, Earl McAlpine of Waynesville, NC;  Sister, Nadine Hall of Honorville, AL; 5 Grandchildren--Amanda (Stacey) Oswalt, Robert(Rebecca) Daniels, Ray(Kristy) Daniels, Charles Daniels, Melissa(Andrew) Fancher; 5 great-grandchildren--Emma Oswalt, Lauren Daniels, Jacob Daniels, Lottie Daniels, Aubrey Grace Fancher; Foster Children—Maggie Kirby Gilbert, James Kirby, Kim Kirby Medders and Gary Kirby and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

New Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS

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Interment following funeral service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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