Mrs. Geraldine Mable Copes-Daniels, passed away on March 29, 2020 in Marietta, GA. She was born in Auburn, New York to the late Guy E. Copes and Jeanette E. Gaskin-Copes. She grew up and attended school in Auburn and was later employed by the Cayuga County Board of Education and Smith & Corona. She was also a member of the Eastern Stars. Many years later, she moved to Rochester, New York where she was a member of the Mother’s Board and the Missionary Society at Rochester’s AME Zion church.
She traveled abroad as far away as Ghana, Africa for the street naming ceremony of her Great Great Grand Aunt Harriet Tubman. She also traveled throughout the United States where she participated in numerous functions in honor of her Aunt Harriet. Specifically, she travelled to the City of Brooklyn, New York where she and her sister Pauline participated in a street re-naming of “Harriet Tubman Boulevard” along with the dedication of the Harriet Tubman Statue in Harlem, New York.
Mrs. Copes-Daniels was a founding director and board member of the Harriet Tubman Leaning Center. She spoke at many schools teaching children of all ages about her Aunt Harriet. Educating others is what she loved! Mrs. Copes-Daniels was one of a kind; a diamond in the ruff, a needle in a haystack-a very unique woman who loved her children to the moon and back!
Mrs. Copes-Daniels was predeceased by her late husband Milton Daniels, Sr., one son Mitchell Daniels, one brother: William Copes, and two sisters: Jeanette Johnson and Arlene Breedlove.
Mrs. Copes-Daniels is survived by one sister: Mrs. Pauline Copes-Johnson, seven daughters: Leslie (Gordie) Walker, Muriel Daniels, Mildred Hall, Rita Daniels, Geraldine (William) Howard, Lenora Swift, and Mavise (Donald) Daniels-Redden, and two sons: Milton Daniels, Jr. and Lee Daniels. She is also survived by 35 Grandchildren, 114 Great Grandchildren, 14 Great Great Grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held privately for the family. Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery. Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn is in charge of the arrangements.
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