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Obituary for Byron ‘Goldie’ Derone Daniels, Sr.

April 20, 1968 – June 18, 2023

Byron “Goldie” Derone Daniels, Sr., 55, was born April 20, 1968, in Racine to John Daniels, Jr. and Mary (nee: Knight) Jackson.

Byron “Goldie” Derone Daniels, Sr.
Byron “Goldie” Derone Daniels, Sr.

Byron was raised in Mobile, Ala., and graduated from Davidson High School, where he was a track star. Byron had many interests and hobbies like bowling, fishing, chess, and golfing. He earned his living as a commercial and residential painter, and he was “superb” at his craft. However, Byron was a jack-of-all-trades, including cooking and other sports. He was a wiz with numbers. Byron enjoyed meeting new people and he was definitely a people person. He loved his family. His mom was precious, and his children and grandchildren meant the world to him, and he adored his devoted wife. She was his best friend; his “rock” and “backbone” is how he would put it.

Byron leaves to cherish his memories his wife Tracy (Cosey) of 20 years; his children, Byron Daniels, Jr. (Phoenix, Ariz.), Bryttrise Daniels (Arlington, Texas), Quandre Daniels (Racine), Jaylyn Watts (Birmingham, Ala.), Kiona Bolton-Daniels, David Ellis (both of Racine), and Tyler Ellis (Joppatowne, Md.); grandchildren, Zamarion, Brooklynn, Jahmir, Demetrios, Reign, Korbin, Ja’Niylah, Zoey, Darina, Da’Niyah, Aariyah, and Layvon; three siblings, Cordelia Daniels, Alderic (Torcivia) Daniels, and Latonya (Timothy) Williams; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and dear friends, Casey Fisher and Valerie Bunville, and long-time friend Marshall Turner.

Byron was preceded in death by his father, John Daniels; and son, Tyron Ellis.


A homegoing celebration for Byron “Goldie” Daniels Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. on June 29 at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, with Frank and Yolonda James officiating. Roderick Bolar will present the eulogy. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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