Emily Virginia McDaniel, 75, gained her angel wings on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Her final days were spent at her home in Louisa, Virginia surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She was born February 6, 1945, to Raymond Dunivan and Ethel Reynolds.
Emily is predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas Edwards McDaniel. She is survived by her three children; Thomas Wayne McDaniel and his wife, Cammie, Deborah Sue Bickley and her husband Danny, and Wanda Gayle Powell and her significant other, Randy Blake Payton Jr.; grandchildren, James Michael Hicks, Crystal Bickley Evatt, Jennifer Marie Powell and her husband, Jamie, Richard Wayne Bickley Jr. and his wife, Melissa, Kimberly Ann McDaniel, Kelly McDaniel, Racheal McDaniel and Travis McDaniel; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other extended family members and friends.
Emily was a caregiver, caring for multiple members of her family and community. She was a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, strong, amazing woman. She will be deeply missed by her family.
The family would like to express their appreciation to her daughter Wanda and Randy Payton for providing exceptional care to Emily. In addition, to the Legacy Hospice team, Susan Davis, and Tamesha White for their devoted, loving support and care as well as her private caregiver Marilyn Anderson.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Woodward Funeral Home.
We will be following the CDC COVID-19 recommendations, and the mandates by the Governor of Virginia on face coverings, social distancing, and occupancy.