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Virginia Sue Livingston Daniel

January 23, 1947 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Virginia Sue Livingston Daniel

Services celebrating the life and legacy of former resident, Virginia Sue Livingston Daniel will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church.  Rev. Tommy White is the pastor and Rev. Cedric Winston will serve as the officiating minister. The interment will follow the services in Henry V. Adams cemetery.  To send flowers or plants, words of condolence, or light a memory candle, kindly go to www.lochesmortuaryinc.com.  Visitation will be held from three to five on Friday evening, April 22, 2020, in the Loche's Mortuary chapel. 

Covid 19, the Delta virus as well as the Omicron viruses are still affecting our community.  We ask that you wear masks at the visitation as well as the service. Social distancing is strongly encouraged.  Please help US help YOU.

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          Virginia was born on January 23, 1947, to the late Joe Mack Livingston and Mable Williams-Livingston in Bastrop, Louisiana.  She was baptized at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Louisiana. There, she developed an abiding faith in Christian principles, always embracing the call to serve her family and community.

          Virginia was an extraordinary student. She excelled academically and was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She enjoyed a wide range of extracurricular activities, especially basketball. When she was a senior,  Virginia met  a  young man who would become her high school sweetheart and future husband Colonel Lee Daniel Jr.  She affectionately called him  "Dan."

          Eager to pursue higher education, Virginia attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was a proud Southern University Jaguar and delighted in campus life. Colonel, a student at Grambling State University, visited her on campus often. Virginia graduated from college in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education.

          Teaching and mentoring were her life’s work and in 1988. Virginia resolved to return to school to earn her Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. She cared deeply about understanding how students learn best and how to craft pedagogy that would meet the needs of diverse school populations. Her outstanding service to the students in her community is a testament to her commitment to building a better world starting with the youth.

          When Colonel passed away in 1991, Virginia grew even closer to her only child, Tanya. She would often remind Tanya, “It’s just the two of us,” as reassurance that they could count on each other. She made every effort to express her pride in Tanya and truly loved being her mother. Following her 2004 retirement, Virginia spent time traveling around the world with The Jetsetters Traveling Group. She traveled to China, Spain, South Africa, Jerusalem, Israel, Rome, Brazil, and more. In her spare time, she stayed connected with friends and family, watched The Young and the Restless, enjoyed trivia, and read her Bible.

          Virginia Daniel finished her race successfully and rose happily to her eternal home on Monday, April 11, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband Colonel Lee Daniel Jr.; parents, Joe and Mable Livingston; and brothers Robert R. Williams and Joe M. Livingston Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Tanya R. Daniel (Nickolaus); two sisters Ellen Sawyer (Peter) and Thelma Livingston (Joel); one aunt Doris Jones (Willie); and a host of other beloved relatives and friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 22, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

2:00 PM
New Philadelphia Baptist Church
Smith Street
Bastrop, LA 71220

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