Obituaries » Mr. Dwight ''Hook'' Daniels
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November 10, 1949 - September 11, 2016
Burial Date: September 17, 2016
Saturday (9/17): Visitation – 9AM; Funeral Service – 11AM, Starlight Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday (9/24): Funeral Service – 12 Noon, Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
Monday (9/26): Burial, Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
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Dwight ”Hook” Daniels, born November 10, 1949 in Princess Anne County, Virginia now Norfolk, Virginia to Marvin L. and Pearlie E. (Williams) Daniels departed this life on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.
Named “Hook” by his friends for his undefeatable hook shot on the concrete basketball courts in the Bowling Park area of Norfolk, Virginia. To know Hook is to know love, unconditional love, flawless love, all-encompassing love. He adored his mother and truly loved his family. He doted on his granddaughter “Leilani” even when she reminded him with her two fingers, “granddaddy you have two teeth.” He loved his grandson Ralen whom always showered him with hugs and kisses even up to their last moments together. And his grandsons in Virginia certainly will not forget their granddaddy’s incomparable dap. Hook loved martial arts, he loved music and he loved to cook for his family and friends. Wing dings, lamb chops and fried salmon steaks were some of his best known dishes; they would leave your mouth watering for more.
Hook loved God! He was brilliantly deep, thoughtful and loving. He was generous, selfless and kind. To have a friend in him was to have a friend and ally for life. Hook was the kind of friend and family member that: If you were hungry he would fill your belly and starve in your place. If you were in pain he would provide you with comfort and suffer in your place. If you were broke he would fill your pockets and go without. He would act without complaint; he never boasted and he never expected praise. He would act out of pure love.
One of seven children and living a few doors down from his favorite Aunt (Dilly) and her four children; Hook was always surrounded by family. His family gathered every weekend at his mother’s for food, family, friends, pity pat, pokeno, and sometimes there was swearing. During these times of fellowship as a youngster, Hook would dance and sing to Elvis Presley with vigor and gusto, unfazed by the laugher and heckling of his siblings and cousins. He knew he would get the last laugh with the money he would make entertaining the family, thrown at his feet by his aunts and uncles. Money that he would later spend on his hecklers.
His love for God and this strong sense of family was something he would rely on when he entered the U. S. Army at age 18 and served in the Vietnam War; where many know that a part of his gentle soul was left. Not to fret, God blessed him with two great loves. Gina his first girlfriend whom he wrote on her note book in elementary school, “I’m Chico the Lover after me there will be no other” and Alice, whom after throwing a fresh bucket of chicken out of the car that he had just brought her, he married, as his grandson Antoine predicted, “you like her granddaddy, you’re gonna marry her.”
Hook was an angel on Earth and will be truly missed.
Hook leaves precious memories to his wife, Alice Walker Daniels; son, Karriem Daniels; daughter, Tamena Wilson; step sons, Emanuel Carraway and Kolby Walker; step-daughters, Talibah Goodman (Eric) and Shakedra Dunbar; brothers, Lorenzo Sabaoor (Deborah) and Marvin Daniels, Jr.; sister, Stephanie Moore; grandchildren, Antoine Wilson, Jr. and Christina Britton and step grandchildren, Eric Goodman, Jr., Tyler Goodman, and Ralen Segura. Also a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearlie E. and Marvin L. Daniels, Sr.; brothers, Antonio Daniels and Gregory Daniels; and sister, Marvinia Daniels.
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Hook on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Starlight Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. There will be a visitation at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m.
He will also have a funeral at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel, 7246 Granby St., in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, September 24, 2016. There will be a funeral service at 12 noon, burial will be on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the VA Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.