And we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are sleeping, so as not to be sorrowful, like these others who do not have hope. For if we believe that Jesus has died and risen again, so also will God bring back with Jesus those who sleep in him.
Mr. Richard Lamar Daniels was born July 15, 1975, in Charleston, SC, to Floria Mae Daniels-McKellar and Richard Lee Ravenel Sr. On Friday evening, April 29, 2022, at 5:15 p.m., God and our Ancestors welcomed him home.
Richard was educated in Charleston County School District and graduated from Middleton High School in 1993.
Richard enlisted in the United States Navy after high school and served 6 years on active duty. He received an honorable discharge as an E5. Richard also re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves for 1 year after active duty. During his time in the United States Navy, Richard received commendations including the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Second Good Conduct Award, Armed Forces Services Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Battle “E” Ribbon, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal.
Richard moved back to Charleston, SC and began employment at Ravenel Auto Sales and Salvage. He was later employed with Milcom (Military Communications) and moved to SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) where he remained for 16 years. After 16 years with SAIC, Richard was employed with Skylla Engineering.
Richard is survived by his wife Eyamba Williams-Daniels; children Tristen O.L. Daniels, Sharese M.M. Mitchell—Williams; granddaughter Halo A.N. Williams. His parents, Floria Mae Daniels- Mckellar and Richard Lee Ravenel Sr.; siblings Tonietta Denise Daniels, Shaun Francis, Richard Terence Ravenel, Cornelius Ravenel, and Susann Shaunta Ravenel; Mother-in-law Perressa Ramsey, Brother-in-law Joseph Williams, Dominic Williams; Second Dad, Rodney Goodwin; Special cousin and best friend Dwayne Daniels Sr. (Adline), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.
The Memorial service for Richard L. Daniels will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at The Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451. Please wear your mask above your mouth and nose; masks are required inside.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, and kindness during this time. Special thanks of support to Mr. Melvin and Mr. Quentin Colleton, Mr. Carl Lugar, MUSC (NSICU) Unit, and Pasley’s Mortuary.