Maude Aileen Harmon Daniels, 101, of North Iredell, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Statesville, NC.
She was born March 9, 1918 in Iredell County to Maude (Howard) and Everette L. Harmon. She attended school in Statesville and graduated from Harmony High School. Upon graduating she was employed at Hunter Manufacturing Co. and Stimpson Hosiery Mills as a seamstress. The Mills provided samples she created to their salesmen to demonstrate the company’s quality to prospective customers.
As a life long member of Friendship United Methodist Church, she met her husband, Roe Daniels there and they were married on January 29, 1937. She supported the church in many ways, such as, helping to establish the nursery, keeping and updating the church history, and tending the flower gardens. She was an active member of the Friendship United Methodist Women. In May 2016, she was the recipient of the Friendship United Methodist Church Laity Service Award.
She and Roe operated Daniels’ Dairy Farm for 54 years before his death in 1991. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, her son, Sam Daniels, her sister, Frances (Harmon) Whitley and her brothers, Forest, Marshall and Dwight Harmon.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Marlene Green, Mt. Pleasant, SC and Sue Callahan (Roger) of Charlotte; her son, Kent Daniels (Dinah) of Statesville; grandchildren, Corey Green, Danielle Folline, Michael Callahan, Todd Daniels, Chad Daniels, Kelly Daniels, Hans Daniels, Brandy Daniels; 16 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
This remarkable humble lady devoted her life to her family and church. Her loving home was a magnet for fellowship, family gatherings and eating the delicious meals she prepared. Her days were filled with canning and preserving the vegetables from her garden, researching family genealogy, sewing, tending to little folks, maintaining farm records, and reading her Bible.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Aileen Daniels will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. Kristy Burnette, Rev. Dr. Judy Eurey and Rev. Dr. Don Haynes officiating. The family will visit with friends in the church fellowship hall from 10:00-11:00 before the service. Mrs. Daniels will lie in state in the church from 10:00 until 11:00. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 907 Friendship Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
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Friendship United Methodist Church
907 Friendship Rd., Statesville NC 28625