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Ms. Tommie Vivian Daniels

July 26, 1930November 11, 2020
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On July 26, 1930, David L. Word and Vivian M. Word welcomed their second child to the world, Tommie Vivian Word.

Tommie accepted Jesus Christ into her heart while attending St. Andrews United Methodist Church during her childhood years. As an adult, she joined Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member for over 60 years. She was a member of the choir and served as the President of the Senior Visionaires. She also became a member of The Gathering a neighborhood group.

Educated in the Houston Independent School District, she attended Wesley Elementary and Harper Jr. High School. She later attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated in 1947. She then went on to begin college at Los Angeles County General College. She later transferred to Wiley College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her days at Wiley College she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Shortly after graduating, she began working at Harris County Flood Control District as a Chemist. She continued her education at Texas Southern University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1960. After obtaining her second degree, she began working at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a technician. She was the only trained technician on the Blood Cell Separator and later become the Head of the Department of Developmental Therapeutics. After devoting 35 years to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, she retired.

In 1952, Tommie married her love of her life, Paul Clarence Daniels. To this union three children were born: David H. Daniels, Daryl A. Daniels and Paulette D. Daniels (Pierson).

Tommie loved to travel and immerse herself in different cultures. She also enjoyed attending plays, Broadway shows and musicals. Tommie always had a zest for knowledge and was a lifelong learner. During her lifetime, Tommie treated every person she met like family.

She is preceded in death by Paul C. Daniels (Husband), David L. Word Sr. (Father), Vivian M. Word (Mother), David L. Word Jr.(Brother), and Ruthell M. Smith (Sister).

Tommie leaves to cherish her memories David H. Daniels (Cheryl), Daryl A. Daniels (Beth) and Paulette D. Pierson; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

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Betty Harris-Arthur

November 20, 2020

May God strengthen and give you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you. Love, Betty and family

Teri Emanuel

November 20, 2020

Aunt Tommie you will truly missed. The spark and spunk you have is unmatched by any other. God truly has gained an angel. Love you Teri

Pamela Thomas

November 20, 2020

My condolences to the family. I had the blessed opportunity to have Ms. Tommie as a roommate for two weeks while traveling with The Gathering to Canada. She was the coolest grandma ever. We shared a lot of laughs and she talked about her family each day and night. We stayed in touch after the trip and she always referred to me as her friend. I loved that she lived life to the fullest and I'm thankful that our paths crossed.

Kathleen J Bradford

November 19, 2020

I've known Mrs Tommie Daniels and family most of my life through fellowship with Ebenezer United Methodist Church. From watching David in the Youth group to playing as children with Paulette & Darryl. Mrs Daniels is awesome. She was kind to me throughout the years and also to my children who also attended Ebenezer Savara & Jeremy M. I will truly miss her. She has a way of blessing you and snapping you up before you know it💜I love her and family. You all are in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart. God be with you 🙏sister Kathleen J Bradford & son Jeremy M Lahar

Detria Boxie

November 19, 2020

To the family of Tommie Word, I'm so sorry for your lost. I pray for strength at this difficult time, she will truly be miss. Thanks for sharing her with me and the Salon Park family.

Gerald Daniels

November 19, 2020

Aunt Tommie was certainly very special, respected, and loved. While her life resume was impressive, what she achieved in the family was just as impressive in terms of her love and devotion. With regret, I might have never expressed to her just how impressive she was, but her self assuredness probably
Sustained her in the absence of praise. I loved her, we loved her, and she will truly be missed. I will always remember her smile and the way she spoke her mind with confidence and matter-of-factly. Greatness is relative and often measured by subjective accomplishments, Aunt Tommie's greatness is measured by her love and commitment to family. God bless her and her memory.
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Gerald, Ed, and Sharon

Searcy Thomas

November 19, 2020

May God continue to comfort the Family during this difficult time.
Blessing and Condolences.
Searcy Thomas

Janice Walker

November 18, 2020

I have many special and fond memories of Mrs. Tommie V and the family that are too numerous to count. I showed-up at their house so frequently she probably thought she’d gained another daughter. Paulette my sister, Daryl, Plenette and Cleven...there are no words to ease your pain, so we continue to hold you in the close, heartfelt prayer, that brings the kind of peace that passes all understanding. May God’s love cover, heal, and sustain you at this very difficult time ...in Jesus name, Amen 🙏🏽

Carrie Kerl

November 18, 2020

To the family of Mrs. Tommie Word Daniels She was a beautiful disciple of Christ. She loved sharing her faith with others. My sincere sympathy is with you. We will ALL miss her. With sincere sympathy Mrs. Carrie Earl Kerl

Quintin Parker

November 18, 2020

What a beautiful spirited sister we had in Tommie V. Daniels. Everytime I came to visit my parents in Houston, I would personally make it a point to go to church so that I can see that gracious smile and get a good word or two from sister Tommie. She will be greatly missed and may God continue to comfort the family during this difficult time.

Quintin & Lorna Parker, Charlotte, NC

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