Sunrise: June 11, 1938 ~ Sunset Feb. 22, 2015
Jerome Daniel was born June 11, 1938 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the eighth child of twelve children born to Marshall and Octavia Daniel. He passed away at the Liberty Healthcare Center on Feb. 22, 2015 at the age of 76.
Jerome completed his basic education in Lake Charles, La. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and he later served in the United States Army.
In 1976, Jerome married Geraline T. Thibodeaux at Sacred Heart Church in Raywood, Texas. They were married for 38 happy years.
Jerome was actively involved in his faith community. He initiated a fish dinner fundraiser on the first Friday of each month. He also worked with the barbecue group to prepare the meals for the bazaar dinners. As a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, he served as Grand Knight of Council 83. As a member of St. Vincent de Paul, he helped to organize the food distribution. As the lay minister of communion, he would give communion at the church in the absence of the priest. He faithfully served as a lector and extraordinary minister of communion. He was a member of the Relay for Life Team for over ten years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Sylvester Daniel, Marshall Daniel, Georgia (Chester) Thomas, Octave Julian Daniel and Anthony Daniel.
He leaves behind his wife, Geraline Daniel, Mary England, Michael (Joyce) Daniel, Lionel (Patricia) Daniel, Philip (Rose Ann) Daniel, Patrick (Betty) Daniel, Harold Daniel and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, god-children and friends.
Active Pallbearers were Matthew Daniel, Kenneth Daniel, Chaz Thibodeaux, Paul Thibodeaux, James Edward Daniel and Kevin Daniel.
Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Daniel, Lionel Daniel, Phillip Daniel, Patrick Daniel, Harold Daniel, Richard Thibodeaux, Eugene Thibodeaux and Leslie Thibodeaux.
Interment was at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Ames, Texas.
Some people have a knack for being thoughtful …
It seem they always know just what to do
To make another person feel special,
And make their life a little sweeter, too.
Some people have a way of being helpful …
It seems they always know just where to be
To lend a hand whenever one is needed,
And help make things turn out successfully.
Some people have a knack for being caring …
It seems they always know just what to say
To lighten up another person’s burden,
An add a little sunshine to their day.