Linnie Gerald Daniels, 75, Goldsboro went to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, 2022, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville surrounded by his wife and children.
Mr. Daniels was born in Wayne County July 27, 1947, to the late Linnie James and Bettie Mae Grady Daniels.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and was a faithful member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro.
His wife’s and children’s most lasting memory is that he was the strongest Christian anyone could ever meet. His true passion in life was to be obedient to his Lord Jesus Christ by allowing God’s light to shine through him as he touched the lives of many.
Through pain and suffering he would say, “Trust in God because Jesus is at your journey’s end.”
He and his wife were “best buddies,” and one could find them in their yard complementing each other through his love of a well-manicured lawn and her love for flowers.
He dearly loved his children and grandchildren, and was a prayer warrior for them. They will cherish each moment shared with him.
He is survived by the “love of his life” of 50 years, Deborah “Debbie” Keen Daniels; his sons, Jason B. Daniels and wife, Teresa, of Middlesex and Leslie G. Daniels and wife, Mandy, of Goldsboro; one sister, Annie Lou Lee of Benson; and five grandchildren, Dylan Daniels, Cooper Daniels, Noah Daniels, Zachary Daniels and Jase Daniels.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, James Lee.
The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro, and other times at the home.
Homegoing services will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, with burial following at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley with military honors.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.