Beverly Lowe Daniels, 93, educator, formerly of Chicago’s Woodlawn, South Shore and Hyde Park neighborhoods, passed away May 17, 2015 peacefully and surrounded by love at home in Pahrump, Nev.
Daniels was married to the late Jack Elbert Daniels Jr.; mother of Roxane Clark-Murphy and Jack Elbert (Kimila) Daniels, III.; stepmother of Kristin M. (the late William) Perkins; grandmother of Courtney, Ra’oof, Melody, Clais, Mustafa, Sharifah, Karen Rebecca and Brian; great-grandmother, mentor and friend of many. She was preceded in death by parents Dorothy Clarke Lowe and Dr. Cornelius V. Lowe and two grandchildren, Jack Daniels IV and Camille Yvette Burns.
An avid bridge player, Daniels was always concerned with the welfare of others above her own. She earned a B.A. in religion from DePaul University, a second B.A. in Business Administration and Education from the University of Chicago, and an M.A.in Education, Guidance and Counseling from Chicago Teachers College. Beverly served as a teacher at Englewood High School (her high school Alma Mater), teacher and guidance counselor at Parker High School and assistant principal at Forestville High School and retired having been the principal of Horace Mann Elementary. Prior to earning her degrees and embarking on a long and successful career in education, Daniels was a veteran of World War II. For many years, she was a co-leader of the Pilgrim Fellowship for young people at Park Manor Church and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Alumni chapter of Chicago. After the passing of her husband Jack, she moved to Las Vegas to be closer to her children.
Memorial service in Chicago is pending.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Delta Literacy Project, c/o Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, P.O. Box 497639, Chicago, IL 60649, 773-538-0836.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois; call 773-281-5058 or visit cremation-society.com for more information.