Melvin Daniels, Jr. was born September 29, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born to the late Dorothy Slayton Dawson and Melvin Daniels, Sr. He accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at St. Joseph Church, later becoming an altar boy which he was so proud of until he was promoted from St. Joseph School.
After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy. He loved serving his country and spent hours talking about his travels and how proud he was being in the Navy. Danny attended the University of Cincinnati and later became a Phlebotomist.
Melvin “Danny” loved music, skating, reading, and watching the History Channel. His conversation would be about family, discussing historical events, collecting art and historical artifacts, and always had to have his music and movies.
Danny touched the lives of many with his intelligence, witty personality, his love for family and charm. He will truly be missed, but not forgotten and will always be close to our hearts. Above all the wonderful attributes he possessed, being a supportive, loving and encouraging husband, brother, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend was by far his greatest talent.
As Danny would say, “Don’t cry, just remember me.” We are so thankful for the memories that God has given us, and we know that Danny will always be in our hearts.
To cherish his love and memories, Jackie, his childhood friend, wife and “the love of his life”; two sisters, Deborah Daniels and Vicki Daniels; one son, Michael; four daughters, Josette, Keisha, April and Jolene; one uncle, James Slayton (Rab); devoted cousin, Jack Pleasant of Flint, Michigan; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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