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Mr. Elbert Lee Daniels Obituary

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Mr. Elbert Lee Daniels

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 25, 1938 - May 8, 2024

Mr. Elbert Lee Daniels Obituary

The Journey of Elbert Daniels


Elbert Daniels, son of Elbert Daniels Sr & Dorothy Willie Mae (Crawford) Daniels, graced this world on January 25, 1938, in the small town of Sherrill, Arkansas. After mastering the halls of Townsend High School, at the age of 18, he ventured forth to Milwaukee. Later in his adult years, he expanded his intellectual horizons at MATC, specializing in Blueprint Reading and Machine Mechanics.


Elbert confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and had a strong faith in God.


Employment found him at Blackhawk Tannery, where he toiled diligently until retirement came knocking. But retirement wasn’t quite ready for Elbert. The company begged him to return, unable to function without his irreplaceable presence. Being the quintessential workaholic he was, he couldn’t resist the call, proving once again that old habits die hard.


But he even dabbled in the sausage business and with his nephew Henry Davis, ventured into the world of meat distribution, because who wouldn’t want a slice of the Daniels & Davis delicacies?


The 70s saw him ruling over his kingdom which included owning and operating the Clark gas station in Milwaukee. A true entrepreneur he operated St. Francis skating ring, in addition to other business ventures throughout the years. Talk about versatility? That he was?


In his golden years, Elbert found joy in tinkering around the house, fixing small projects, tackling crossword puzzles (because a sharp mind is a terrible thing to waste, as he always said), and indulging in a good book or an old movie. Of course, none of these activities would be complete without the company of his beloved Mary.


Affectionately known as Uncle June, Elbert wore more hats than a hat rack – dad, granddad, uncle, cousin, brother, friend, handyman, business mogul, you name it. Losing him meant losing a piece of the universe’s best puzzle.


Anyone who crossed paths with Elbert knew he was the epitome of kindness, love, and tranquility, not to mention his undying devotion to family.


In the halls of memory, Elbert leaves behind his cherished Mary Sykes, his sister Louise (Daniels) Sykes, and his offspring: Patrick “Tony” Daniels, Lisa (Daniels) Rand, and Tonya (Mario) Dixon. With an impressive lineage that includes 13 adored grandchildren, 31 darling great-grandchildren and 28 precious great-great-grandchildren, Elbert’s legacy is as vast as his heart.


He was preceded in death by his father Elbert Sr. and mother Dorothy, his son Elbert Daniels Jr., daughters Dorothea Daniels, Mardell Daniels. His beloved sisters and brothers Alice (Daniels) Anderson, Hazel (Daniels) Brantley, Jewelee (Daniels) Davis, Ernie Daniels, Archie S. Daniels. Let’s not forget aunts and uncles and his beloved grand-granddaughter Mary Carson-Edwards


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mr. Elbert Lee Daniels hosted by New Pitts Mortuary.

The Journey of Elbert Daniels


Elbert Daniels, son of Elbert Daniels Sr & Dorothy Willie Mae (Crawford) Daniels, graced this world on January 25, 1938, in the small town of Sherrill, Arkansas. After mastering the halls of Townsend High School, at the age of 18, he ventured forth to Milwaukee. Later in his adult years, he expanded his intellectual horizons at MATC, specializing in Blueprint Reading and Machine Mechanics.


Elbert confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and had a strong faith in God.


Employment found him at Blackhawk Tannery, where he toiled diligently until retirement came knocking. But retirement wasn’t quite ready for Elbert. The company begged him to return, unable to function without his irreplaceable presence. Being the quintessential workaholic he was, he couldn’t resist the call, proving once again that old habits die hard.


But he even dabbled in the sausage business and with his nephew Henry Davis, ventured into the world of meat distribution, because who wouldn’t want a slice of the Daniels & Davis delicacies?


The 70s saw him ruling over his kingdom which included owning and operating the Clark gas station in Milwaukee. A true entrepreneur he operated St. Francis skating ring, in addition to other business ventures throughout the years. Talk about versatility? That he was?


In his golden years, Elbert found joy in tinkering around the house, fixing small projects, tackling crossword puzzles (because a sharp mind is a terrible thing to waste, as he always said), and indulging in a good book or an old movie. Of course, none of these activities would be complete without the company of his beloved Mary.


Affectionately known as Uncle June, Elbert wore more hats than a hat rack – dad, granddad, uncle, cousin, brother, friend, handyman, business mogul, you name it. Losing him meant losing a piece of the universe’s best puzzle.


Anyone who crossed paths with Elbert knew he was the epitome of kindness, love, and tranquility, not to mention his undying devotion to family.


In the halls of memory, Elbert leaves behind his cherished Mary Sykes, his sister Louise (Daniels) Sykes, and his offspring: Patrick “Tony” Daniels, Lisa (Daniels) Rand, and Tonya (Mario) Dixon. With an impressive lineage that includes 13 adored grandchildren, 31 darling great-grandchildren and 28 precious great-great-grandchildren, Elbert’s legacy is as vast as his heart.


He was preceded in death by his father Elbert Sr. and mother Dorothy, his son Elbert Daniels Jr., daughters Dorothea Daniels, Mardell Daniels. His beloved sisters and brothers Alice (Daniels) Anderson, Hazel (Daniels) Brantley, Jewelee (Daniels) Davis, Ernie Daniels, Archie S. Daniels. Let’s not forget aunts and uncles and his beloved grand-granddaughter Mary Carson-Edwards


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mr. Elbert Lee Daniels hosted by New Pitts Mortuary.

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