Geraldine Slayton McDaniel

December 11, 1928September 30, 2020

Geraldine Slayton McDaniel, 91, of Durham, North Carolina, and formerly of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on September 30. 2020, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Callands, Virginia, on December 11, 1928, to the late L. E. Slayton and Lizzie Finney Slayton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William Henry McDaniel; sister, Iva Merriman; and brothers, Obie Mitchell Slayton, Clinton Slayton, and Justus Slayton.

She was a member of Chatham Heights Christian Church in Martinsville for many years and was currently a member of Grey Stone Church in Durham. She was retired from SunTrust Bank, and she loved her church and family.

Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her daughters, Robin Rosser (Mark) and Cindy Lawrence (Pat); grandchildren, Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier (David Thornton), Paul Rosser (Danielle), Amy Latta (Ray), and Kelly Strawberry (Brian); and great-grandchildren, Cameron Strawberry, Madaline Rosser, Matthew Rosser, and Molly Latta.

The family would like to express deep appreciation to the staff of The Garden Place at The Addison of Durham for the kind and loving care they provided for the past few years.

A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville on Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. Laura Kreiselmaier presiding.


  • L.E. Slayton, Father (deceased)
  • Lizzie Finney Slayton, Mother (deceased)
  • William Henry McDaniel, Husband (deceased)
  • Iva Merriman, Sister (deceased)
  • Obie Mitchell Slayton, Brother (deceased)
  • Clinton Slayton, Brother (deceased)
  • Justus Slayton, Brother (deceased)
  • Robin Rosser, Daughter
  • Mark Rosser, Son-in-law
  • Cindy Lawrence, Daughter
  • Pat Lawrence, Son-in-law
  • Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier, Granddaughter
  • David Thornton, Granddaughter's husband
  • Paul Rosser, Grandson
  • Danielle Rosser, Grandson's wife
  • Amy Latta, Granddaughter
  • Ray Latta, Granddaughter's husband
  • Kelly Strawberry, Granddaughter
  • Brian Strawberry, Granddaughter's husband
  • Cameron Strawberry, Great Grandchild
  • Madaline Rosser, Great Granddaughter
  • Matthew Rosser, Great Grandson
  • Molly Latta, Great Granddaughter

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


Geraldine Slayton McDaniel

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Linda Johnston

October 4, 2020

Robin and Cindy, we were so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Our memories of years gone by at Chatham Heights are precious. Henry, Geraldine and you (and your grandmother) were special to us. May God give you comfort and peace when you think of your mother.

Ressie Brewer

October 3, 2020

I worked with your sweet mother at the bank for several years. So sorry for your loss.

Linda Elmore

October 2, 2020

Your mom was such a sweetheart! She was a beautiful person inside and out. You girls were definitely blessed with two wonderful parents. I enjoyed growing up on the southside and going to Joseph Martin. I was also fortunate enough to work at the same bank with your sweet mom until the first merger. My brother Steve Compton was one of Cindy's classmates. I have wonderful memories of Martinsville and it was because of sweet families like yours. I will keep your family in my prayers. Linda Compton Elmore

Jeannie Blaisdell

October 2, 2020

Robin, Cindy and the family,
I am sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. I have such fond memories of her from living next door to your grandmother and uncle. Both of your parents left such a legacy that will be shared in future generations. My condolences and prayers go out to you during this time.


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