Julian Andre Daniels resident of 304 Riser Road, Waterloo, SC entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2023 at The Pearl Agape Care in Simpsonville, SC. Julian was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 1, 1950, to Luvinia Snead Daniels, and the late Willie Daniels. He is survived by his mother, and his wife, Nicola Gaye, and stepdaughter Dalila of Jamaica, West Indies.
Julian is an alumnus of Towson State University (Voice, Piano, English), and Antioch College; he graduated with a Masters degree in English and Library Science from Towson. After working as a Media Specialist in the Library at Towson, Julian moved to South Carolina, where he studied at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and obtained his Ph.D. in Education Administration (1994).
In 1976, Julian became a member of the Bahá’í Faith, after hearing about the Faith at a Seals and Croft concert in Baltimore, then investigating its teachings in the college library. Julian’s warm baritone voice enriched both the Lutheran Church Choir and the Baltimore City Symphony Orchestra Choir. He later sang in the choir at the Bahá’í World Congress in New York (1992) and at the Bahá’í House of Worship Choral Festival in Wilmette, Illinois (2013, 2014).
In April 2007, while on Bahá’í pilgrimage in Haifa, Israel, Julian met Nicola. They became engaged in July 2007, and married in July 2008. Julian worked as a Media Specialist in the school systems in Aiken and Greenwood (South Carolina), and in Atlanta, Georgia (F.L. Stanton Elementary). In 2013, Julian retired from Atlanta Public Schools to his country home in Waterloo, South Carolina. He enjoyed listening to music in his free time. He also enjoyed meditating and working in his garden in the lush South Carolina landscape. He was always aware of the nature surrounding him. Julian’s home was shelter to several homeless dogs. His other hobbies included writing, cooking, and walking his dogs.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Daniels family.
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