Jean Gupton Daniels

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Jean Gupton Daniels, 80, of Smithfield, passed away July 8, 2021, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Thurman Wheeler Gupton and Nellie Mae Washburn Gupton. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Ferrell Daniels Sr.; daughter, Lyn Melissa Paton (Bruce); son, Ed Daniels; grandchildren, Jackson, Joseph, Jacob, Benjamin, Faith, Alexander and Mia; sister, Nellda Gupton. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Gupton; and sister, Elizabeth Gupton.

Mrs. Daniels retired after 30 years as an art teacher with Suffolk Public Schools. Jean was an artist that had a passion for painting. She was a member of Benn’s UMC.

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Benn’s United Methodist Church,14571 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield, with burial following at St Luke’s Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at church. Online condolences may be registered at