Bobbie Jean Angell Daniels

Published 8:40 am Monday, April 2, 2018

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Angell Daniels, 85, of Wilmington, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at Ashe Gardens Memory Care in Burgaw.

She was born in Mocksville to the late Cashwell Jones Angell Sr. and Ossie Clona Landreth Angell. Mrs. Daniels graduated from Mocksville High School, then went to Bowling Green Business University in Kentucky, where she earned an associates degree in business. She then moved to Winston-Salem where she was employed by Western Electric Co. (later AT&T, then Lucent Technologies) for 37 years before retiring in 1989. Mrs. Daniels spent the remainder of her life in Winston-Salem and Wilmington, except for an assignment with American Bell International, Inc., in Tehran, Iran from 1976 until all employees were evacuated in January 1979 due to the Iranian Revolution. She was an active member of Ardmore Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, Telephone Pioneers of America and several travel clubs. Mrs. Daniels served as a volunteer hostess on Amtrak. She began dreaming of traveling the globe while studying geography in the fourth grade and fulfilled her dream after completing a trip around the world in 1979. Mrs. Daniels had traveled in 102 countries and 81 islands in six continents and had visited all the wonders of the world except Machu Picchu, Peru. She had always said that she accomplished everything that she had ever dreamed of doing and more. Mrs. Daniels felt blessed that she was not harmed while traveling around the world alone at night in cities throughout these countries.

Survivors: a son, Douglas Lee Daniels and wife Wendy Elliott Daniels of Wilmington; a grandson, Christopher Colin Daniels; a granddaughter, Deanna Daniels Murray and husband Andrew Murray; a great-grandson, Luke Daniel Murray; and a sister, Betty Carleen Angell Carter of Richfield.

After a long illness, her husband, Jack Lee Daniels died on May 13, 2013.

A funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday, April 3 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A private burial will be held at Joppa Cemetery on US 601 N. in Mocksville.

Memorials: Joppa Cemetery Fund, c/o Lash Sanford, 360 N. Main St., Mocksville.