I, Georgia Mae Daniels, was born in Portland, Oregon on November 15, 1941, to the late Bishop H.B. Daniels Sr., and Mother Jessie Mae (Pierce) Daniels.
I am the third oldest (twin of George) of the five children my parents had and was referred to as the “Miracle Baby”. When I was 3 days old, the doctors informed my parents I would not live; sadly, my twin brother George Daniels passed away. At the age of 9, I was diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever. The doctors said I would never be able to conceive children; yet GOD had other plans for my life. When I married, God blessed me with beautiful healthy children, and I thank God for the 79 years of the full life he gave me.
I was educated in the Portland Public School system, attending Joseph Lane Elementary, Franklin High School and Portland State University.
I accepted Christ at a very young age. I, along with my cousin; Sister Barbara Johnson Collins, & Mother Mearita Bagley Tabb are the original three remaining members of the then Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ; founded by my dad, the late Pastor H.B. Daniels, Sr. I enjoyed attending church and was always active in numerous departments within church. I loved being a part of the Sunshine Band, YPWW, singing in the choir, and serving on the Usher Board.
I was united in marriage to Hugh Michael Williams Sr. To this union we had four children: three sons and one daughter. Later when I got married to Robert Hooper, we welcomed a baby girl. Abner Alexander and I were married until his demise in 2015.
I started my professional working career; at Meier & Frank department store, then the famous Jantzen Swimwear company, the Old Downtown Courthouse and eventually I made a long career working for the Multnomah County Health Department and I was blessed to retire after 30 years. I was always well liked among my peers and colleagues, and I received numerous awards and accolades over the years in various positions I held.
I must say I always had a flair and love for fashion and beautiful clothes. Yes, I have a classy, cute, and sassy style of dressing and I kept current with clothing trends and styles. My oldest daughter, “Nuffy” inherited that trait from me. When I was a young child, Mama used say I was so “prissy”, because I loved pretty clothes, bows in my hair, ruffle dresses, clothes that matched, nice shoes and as I grew older my taste never changed.
I love to travel, taking tropical island vacations, luxury cruises, romantic getaways and visiting the Oregon Coast for long weekends.
I have always been very close to my parents, my brother, and sisters, especially my baby sister Wendy. Wendy and Crayton, thank you for all you’ve done for me. My children have been my lifeline; my pride and joy. They have tried me at times in my life, but that is a part of being a mother. I would not trade any of you for the world. You all are and were the best part of my life.
Then God bless me with not 1 grandchild but 19 beautiful grandchildren; you all fill my heart with so much joy. I love every single one of you. If you do not remember much about me, remember how much I love you all. Most of my friends have been good lifelong friends and I can say I have never met a stranger.
I am preceded in death by my husband, Abner Alexander, my parents Bishop H.B. Daniels, Sr., and Jessie Mae Daniels; brothers George Daniels (my twin), Bishop H.B. Daniels, Jr., sister Jessie Marie Daniels McComb-Moore, my beautiful daughter Denise “Nuffy” Carlen Williams, son Brian Keith Williams, niece Jessie Cochett Jackson Green, and nephew Stanton Shelton Duke.
I leave to cherish precious memories: two sons Eddie Denorval Williams (Brenda), Hugh Michael Williams Jr. and one daughter, Nicole Ronal Hooper-Williams (Aaron).
My baby sister: Wendy Ruth Daniels Jackson (Crayton), Three Sister-in-laws: Virginia Daniels, Kathleen Williams Robinson, Claydine Williams Hernandez, adopted brother Shad Williams and daughter-in-law, Crystal Williams. 19 grandchildren, 35 great grands and 7 great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.