Dorothy A. (Miller) Daniels, 74, of Dallas, North Carolina and formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 in Concord, North Carolina.
Dorothy was born December 24, 1944 in South Bend, Indiaia, to Cornish and Mable (Bronner) Miller, both of whom preceded her in death; along with her siblings: H.R. Golliday, LeRoy Miller Sr., Elton Golliday, Cleodia Miller, Dr. Earl Miller, Stormy Hunt, Bertha Foster, Roy Lee Miller, Mary Johnson, Arthur D. Miller, Lucile Long and Alice Miller.
Dorothy was a Washington High School graduate. In 1996, she graduated from Bethel College with degrees in Liberal Arts and Human Resources. Dorothy was very involved in her community where she was an entrepreneur owning three child care facilities and an advocate for home daycare providers who were not included in federal funding food programs. Her legacy will always remain due in part to her founding one of the major food programs in South Bend, Indiana that is still in operation today. Her passion for education and empowering humanity was shown throughout her career as: special education teacher, Head Start teacher, social worker for the State of Indiana and the Women’s Shelter.
Dorothy loved singing and music and in her spare time, she was very active in the community as a musician, had a large part in creating choirs and ensembles at various churches and high schools.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory four daughters: Shelia C. Dozier, Nena (Nason) Hamilton, Queenie (Darryl Sr.) Radford and Thellisa Ibanez; two sons: William Dozier and Theo C. Daniels; 11 grandchildren: Lamar Dozier, Jaren Lacy, Mekiaya Dozier, Demauri Dozier, Meyani Dozier, Nason Hamilton the 3rd, Nashonia Hamilton, Alexis Hamilton, Darryl Radford Jr., Olivia and Christopher Ibanez, 7 great-grandchildren: Myannah Dozier, Joelle Dozier, Jakiya Hamilton, Karisma Hamilton, Jordayne Hamilton, Nason Hamilton the 4th, Na’kyliah Hamilton; three sisters: Connie Smith, Patricia Watford, Queenie Allen; and bother-in-law, Henry Foster Sr.; along with a host of other relatives and friends.