Monday, July 30, 2007

Birth...and Death...

Lolly and Harley at the Valle Caldera, Jemez NM

First, death.
Washington Post - obituary

We were stunned to hear of the sudden passing of our dear friend, Harley Daniels.
He was an attorney and civil rights activist, author of a book on the true story of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, and was currently working on a collaborative screenplay for a movie about it. Harley was a counselor, a character, a philosopher and a friend.
He will be greatly missed.

HARLEY JAY DANIELS, 64, born in Detroit Michigan, lived in New Mexico, and Washington, D.C., died June 27, 2007.

He is survived by his daughters, Lauren Daniels of Annapolis, Md., Jessica Harrison of Plantation, Fla.; granddaughter, Rachel Harrison; mother, Lila Daniels of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Larry David of Marlboro, N.J.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Laurel Daniels of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother-in-law, Yvonne Simpkins of Annapolis, Md.; companion, Sharon Patten of Washington, D.C.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was the husband of the late Lorilyn Simkins Daniels.

Services in his honor were held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1739 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 21, at 11a.m. Contributions may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church on behalf of the Harley Jay Daniels Memorial Fund.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I hope this page is still active. I'm quite stunned. I had lost touch with Lolly - - we were at law school together, shared a house in Cambridge, MA. , on and on. And today I Googled her and saw the awful news and then the same about her beloved Harley. Could you let me know a bit about what happened to Lolly? How is Lauren? Did Yvonne really live through such loss? Please contact me at:

Many thanks
Marilyn R.