Daniels’ Legacy Celebration: Holiday Commemoration was a huge success

Daniels Legacy Celebration was off the chain.

Daniels celebration riveting success.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — To parrot R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, it’s was certainly a “family affair” at the inaugural ‘Ethel & Nathan Daniels Legacy Celebration’ where hugs, kisses and barbecue were dispersed in abundance. The holiday soiree, attended by dozens throughout the United States, was held Fourth of July weekend (Saturday, July 1, 2017) at Eisenhower recreation center in Kansas City, Kan. As anticipated, the familial phenomenon succeeded in consolidating multiple generations, with many traveling in from Denver, St. Louis, Wichita, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

As a matter of fact, the celebration was such a hit, family members plan to schedule a commemoration every year. “Everybody who responded online, turned out,” said granddaughter Sarah Davis-Wright, who moderated the ceremony. She also helped update the legacy page on Facebook.

Five sisters reunited once again.

“This is an event that started in 30 days,” Davis-Wright continued. “It convinced us that with God, everything is possible. All of the family coming together, brought back a unity that we haven’t experienced in 15 years. Responses are still coming in on how this reunion served as a reminder of how important family is. I’m just so thankful that everybody pulled together to make this event memorable. Special thanks to Barbara Logan, Nadine Love and Marceline Crawford (who created the Facebook page) for their collaboration in making this event special.” In addition to digesting a plethora of smoked ribs and potato salad, family members were treated to a series of impassioned speeches and impromptu testimonials. Great grandson Anthony Hodges, who’s experienced his fair share of ups and downs, clamored the significance of keeping family together.

“We need to keep this thing going,” he said during his emotional address to family members. “We have doctors, teachers and lawyers in this family. Let’s start leaning on each other.”

As previously mentioned by Davis-Wright, the legacy celebration was concocted within a month. Now imagine what’s gonna take place at the next function when family members will be awarded 12 months to prepare? That said, the initial chapter of the Daniels’ Legacy Celebration couldn’t have fared any better.

“I thought it was amazing,” said granddaughter Barbara Logan.

“It was so inspirational to see our family come together from all walks of life, putting our differences aside, to celebrate this legacy. But the thing that stands out most to me is God. Because he brought us together to be united in purpose and, most of all, to display his love.

“For some of us, we were healed. My mother has been gone since 2006. In my heart, I believe I’ve released her. But in my spirit, I haven’t. Through his grace, God let me know it’s okay to let her go. That’s what’s so special about the reunion. It was God in every way.

“I saw marvelous things happening. It wasn’t about food and other things. It was about restoring love and keeping this legacy alive. Hope must be continued. Keep praying. Love ye one another as Christ says he loves us. Because family does matter.”

The next legacy celebration is tentatively scheduled for Los Angeles next year (2018).

We’re certainly looking forward to an encore.

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24 comments

  1. Awwww….. So sweet. Looks like fun. Thanks for inviting me. Wish I could’ve came. 🙂

  2. I’m still ecstatic over the blessings and miracles. My little cousin Marjyna Daniels just gave a riveting testimony on our Facebook page….. vowed turning her life over to Christ right now. She reports being inspired by the love received from the Daniels Legacy Family Celebration. And she didn’t even attend. But that’s how God works distant or far; Jesus our Savior keeps the door 🚪 open. He wants to save you….full salvation.

  3. Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

    ~Iman Bowie

  4. Thank you Wyane for this amazing article, this tribute to our family. I appreciate you!

  5. blood is thicker than water…family first always and forever

  6. Dorothea James

    what happened to the families today. I remember family reunions, it used to be so much love going around. Now they hardly speak to each other. I’m in tears knowing that all the real grandparents are gone. So so sad😥

  7. yes sad because grandparents started being 30something

  8. Jeremiah Clark

    this age and time funerals are family reunion because they naver really have family reunions it’s sad

  9. MsFitByDezign Bey

    Missing all the Elders of my family that have passed on..

  10. Mass Appeal you did a Great job recapping the Daniels Legacy Event.

  11. Demetris Crowley

    Just wish I can go back to the love and joy of family reunions nowadays everybody’s into hating each other or just not speaking and they know that grandma and grandpa wouldn’t like any of that family loves each other not fights

  12. Shaaron Fonville

    MISS N MY LOVE ONE’S N HEAVEN!!!!!!!

  13. Elsoner Kelsey

    I ‘m 64yrs old my mother passed at the aqe of 25,so I never knew her or my grandparents on her side. maybe someone will read this and maybe know someone.she was born in new port news VA.i think she had two brothers Lacey and Charles Gibson Washington DC I think that they may have been dentist. Their parents were Charles and Susie gibson. I would so badly want to meet some of my people before I leave this world.if you’ve taken the time to read this God bless you. THANKS

  14. Nothing like family!

  15. rochelle mccall

    I wish my family was like that cuz I miss all that back in the old days

  16. I miss my family,we are all spread over the country 😔I wish that we could get together in one place and just have a good time with our Memories of our loved ones in Heaven. We become grown and have kids and go our separate ways and forget that we all used to be together all the time,every birthday,every holiday, every weekend. Things shouldn’t stop just because we have our own families. We were family before the husbands and wives and kids came into the family,we all need to remember that .Very emotional today..

  17. Without family love and support is like trying to live without air and water. This is how God started everything was with a family. May God Bless us and our families.

  18. I miss my family,we are all spread over the country 😔I wish that we could get together in one place and just have a good time with our Memories of our loved ones in Heaven. We become grown and have kids and go our separate ways and forget that we all used to be together all the time,every birthday,every holiday, every weekend. Things shouldn’t stop just because we have our own families. We were family before the husbands and wives and kids came into the family,we all need to remember that .Very emotional today..

  19. To everyone that has a family out there cherish what you have I don’t really have family but I do have the memories much love to you all they don’t make them like this no more

  20. wish my family was together smh oh well still love this love

  21. MIKEY MELANIN KING

    Love it…

  22. To everyone that has a family out there cherish what you have I don’t really have family but I do have the memories much love to you all they don’t make them like this no more

  23. Makes me think about my mother, grandmother, and the peace we had in the black community where we could go to the park and enjoy the simple life.

  24. Shalisha Thomas

    Family that prays dance & eat together stays💃 together!👪👫👭

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