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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 www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
I have a lot of fond memories of Aunt Opal as a child growing up.
Please accept our condolences. Comforting words are hard to find in times like these, but just know we are lifting your family up in prayer, Amen !
Frank & Allise McAlpine Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM
My heart and prayers go out to you all. I remember spending weekend nights with Ray and Mrs. D getting onto us for running in the house and being too loud. She will be missed by all.
Dennis Harpole Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your lose and know how hard this is but when our Father is ready for his son, Jesus Christ to come for us he sends him to take us home in heaven to be with them. Always know she is with you and is an angel in heaven now. Prayers are being said and will keep all the family in my prayers as long as needed. God Bless and you are all in our prayers. Evie and Ronald Howe
Evie O Howe Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Gerry for several years at Baxter's. She was nice to work with.
Debbie Collier Feb 5 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother,
and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 -
" The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away
the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find
God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort,
I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)
Dennis Mathewson Feb 5 2017 12:00 AM
Miss Geraldine was such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her. RIP---
Sue Brock Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM