Celebration of Life: Deacon Norvel Daniels ‘leaves behind’ classy, impeccable legacy

Uncle Norvel and Aunt Margaret are classic Daniels.

Uncle Norvel left fantastic legacy.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY — Let’s convey a heavenly shout-out to Uncle Norvel Daniels who migrated to that great Pentecostal in the sky. The convivial Deacon was a youthful 85. We celebrated Uncle Norvel’s home-going Saturday afternoon with an exuberant ceremony at Memorial International. The turnout was great. Apostle Larry Aiken and his wife threw down. The choir had us singing and dancing in the aisles. And family members articulated sparkling orations to reflect on Norvel’s life.

Two in particular stood out:

1) The Brothers Daniels recalled some hilarious childhood tales from their memorable days on a plantation. And, 2) Aunt Sarah shared an intimate story about her private moment with Uncle Norvel during his final hour when he told her, “I’m ready to take this journey.”

Powerful stuff.

Personally, my favorite memory of Uncle Norvel is recounted by many, which is: he never got mad. I’m serious. Nobody, including yours truly, has ever seen him indignant. To this day, I don’t know how he did it. Heck, you can tell if I’m jovial or exasperated as soon as you open this blog.

Uncle Norvel was different.

He was silky.

He was serene.

His middle name should’ve been “tranquility.”

He dressed like a GQ debonair.

To be candid, I tried to pattern my wardrobe off of his.

As we drove to Saturday’s memorial, I told my mom “there’s only a handful of good people in the world, and he’s one of ’em.” Then, as the proverbial cherry on top, I learned Uncle Norvel walked my beautiful mother down the marital aisle before she said “I do” to my father.

That’s the type of classy guy he was, is and forever will be.

RIP Uncle Norvel, 1934-2019.

You’re gone but not forgotten.

See the photo gallery below:


  1. Wayne, so sorry about ur loss, hugs n kisses👏🌹💗

  2. hang in there blog man

  3. Melanie Jackson

    How sad..praying for you and the family…he lived a long, productive life…😳

  4. My Sincere Condolences To The Family.
    So Sorry For The Loss Of Your Loved One.
    May He Peacefully Rest.

  5. Omg Blog King so sad….my condolences 🙏 to you, family and friends.

  6. 85 is pretty good

    I’ll take it

  7. beautiful pictures, love the gallery, looks like a nice ceremony, my condolences to u and the family😭😢

  8. Jessica Fulgencio


  9. OMG didn’t know! Wayne, Im so sorry. Wow 85 and a deacon! RIP BEAUTIFUL SOUL😢😢🙏

  10. Lady Cassandra

    Funerals are heartbreaking. Stay strong! 🙏🙏

  11. Mandy in the Middle

    He is so handsome in his photos. His wife mustve been proud young. R.I.P. 😇😇😇😇➕➕➕

  12. Josie Martinez


  13. Lord rest his religious soul. ✝️✝️✝️🙏🙏🙏☮️☮️☮️😢😢😢💔💔💔😞😞😞🌺🌺🌺😧😧😧🌷🌷🌷💐💐💐🌼🌼🌼🌻🌻🌻🌹🌹🌹

  14. Tamara Colucci


  15. Ted Montgomery

    Blog King, we dont always see eye to eye. But Im sorry for your loss.

  16. Gina Rodriguez

    prayin 4 u and the family ❤

  17. at the end of the day we all have to take that journey

  18. when one door closes another opens RiP❤

  19. heaven gained a new deacon❤❤❤

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