The funeral for Renfroe Middle School teacher Stacey Daniel will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Mark United Methodist Church at 85 Bay St. in Fairburn.
A funeral notice placed by the family said her remains will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
An obit in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Daniel, 34, died Monday at Southern Regional Medical. The obit said,
The announcement of her death almost brought Renfroe Middle, where she was still a teacher, to a stand-still, said friend and former Renfroe teacher Mary Elizabeth Kelly.
“You just have to understand who Stacey was to the school, to the kids, to us,” said Kelly, who now teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College. “I’ve taught with some wonderful teachers, but there was just something different about Stacey.”
Parents felt the same way, said Nia Schooler, who had a seventh grader in Daniel’s language arts class last year.
“She was able to connect with the kids in a way that was special to them,” said Schooler, who also works with the Decatur Education Foundation. “Last year, my son said to me, ‘Mom, Ms. Daniel is the only teacher who gets me,’ and a number of kids felt that way, I think.”
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