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Daphna Sue Daniels

Daphna Sue Daniels


Daphna Sue Daniels, 58 of Kemp, Texas went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 30th, 2022.


Daphna was born to Gary Thornton and Delois Jock on June 12, 1964, in Murchison, Texas. She attended the small school with her sisters, Tammy and Connie. Daphna participated in FFA and enjoyed playing on the basketball team. She was also a huge fan of the outdoors. She enjoyed hiking, fishing, hunting, and loved celebrating Christmas, playing in the snow and taking trips to Colorado as often as possible. Daphna loved spending time with her grandparents learning how to crochet and garden. Daphna attended Trinity Valley Community College, where she received an Associate Degree in Nursing while raising her 3 young children and battling and defeating cancer. After graduating college in May of 1989, she began her career as a respected nurse and went on to marry her beloved husband and best friend, Jerry Daniels.


Daphna was fiercely independent she devoted her life to her family, especially her two beloved grandsons and the Lord, she came to Christ at 9 years old and was truly a blessing to all. She loved sharing the word of God in her home and her community and left a trail of faithfulness to God everywhere she would go. She successfully had the Bible added into the Kemp public school system as a history textbook. Daphna was a devout prayer warrior, made the best lasagna, and had a smile that would light up any room. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Our lives will never be the same and the impact she has left on everyone’s lives will be felt forever. 


Daphna leaves a husband of 28 yrs., Jerry L. Daniels of Kemp, TX; children, Cory Daniels of Fort Worth, TX, Wes and wife Jessica Daniels of Mabank, TX, and Heather Dodge of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Tammy Piffel of Wisconsin; and two of the greatest grandsons in the world, Statler (3yrs) and Wylder (1yrs). She also leaves behind numerous extended family and friends. Daphna will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.



We will miss Daphna and our hearts and prayers go out to Jerry and all the kids. We haven't seen much of your family since moving from Kemp, but Daphna and each of you remain close to our hearts. What a woman she was. All who knew her will miss her, and all who met her were better for it! Jim & Cathy Addison

Jim Addison Aug 7 2022 9:45 PM

I remember Daphna as a force to be reckoned with trying to get the Bible added to the curriculum at Kemp schools. She was a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Praying for you all.
Don and Rima Griffin

Don and Rima Griffin Aug 7 2022 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daphna Daniels

Georgia Aug 7 2022 3:09 PM

Daphna was a sister I never had. We shared our joys, dreams and cares. A three hour phone call was regular and I miss those calls! Sitting in China Cafe for hours until they looked funny at us was something we loved. Oh, if that table could talk.
She actually called me, from her ICU bed to tell me \"good-bye\". The hardest phone call ever, but also the best. She had already told me about the gravesites she\'d purchased because she knew things were getting uncontrollable. She said the stone was being delivered that day, so she didn\'t get to see it, but said \"I\'ll see it from heaven\". I hope she\'s sitting on it when I\'m there. I told her that and we laughed. It was so hard to end that call for both of us. I did call the hospital to see if she was gone. She wasn\'t at the time. I never received the phone call she said I\'d get. That\'s ok because her call was as end, for me.
The world was a better place with Daphna in it. Till we meet, again sister!

Georgia Aug 7 2022 2:15 PM

She was and is a beautiful soul. When I first met Daphna her smile was what i first noticed so big and beautiful. I know how thankful she was to be able to spend time with her kids and those beautiful grandson of her. Her cup runthover here and was ready to be with the Lord. She was a strong women and she loved the Lord and her family. Praying God's peace and comfort for the family. Love to the family.

Janet and Cody Shelton Aug 6 2022 11:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daphna Daniels

Tonya Musselwhite Aug 6 2022 11:30 AM

Mother…a beautiful word to match a beautiful soul. Victory for Daphna! Love to all the family.

Claire and Frank Anderson Aug 5 2022 12:00 PM

You’ll be forever missed Momma!

Heather Aug 5 2022 9:50 AM

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Heather Aug 5 2022 9:32 AM