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“Jan,When I see how loving and caring your daughter is, I can't even imagine how dedicated you were to your family, as she surely learned that from...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Anita Smith - Lyon, France

“I had the joy of meeting Jan at Delaina and Johnny's wedding. She welcomed us to her home. She definitely made us all feel welcomed and comfortable....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Anaïs Gurruchaga

“By her kindeness and generosity, Jan has been a wonderful example of American hospitality. Thank you Jan for all the great moments in Dallas.Maria ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Maria Gurruchaga - France

“Jan,You were one of those beautiful person that will be missed a lot.When I see how loving and caring your daughter is, I can't even imagine how...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Anita Smith - Lyon, TX - Family

“Very dear Jan, I am so sad you left so soon. We met at Delaïna and Johnny's wedding and I felt immediately well at ease with you and Russell...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Béatrice Gurruchaga

“My condolences to the family of Jan may God comfort that empty spot in days to come. I love you Jan til we meet again. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Redmon- Lenamond - Waco, TX

“Our thoughts go out to Russell, Delaina, Dee and Johnny at this difficult time.We wish you some comfort in this time of sorrow.With loving memories...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Smith - Barcelona, Spain

“I met Jan at Delaina and Johnny's wedding. As friends of Johnny we were welcomed with open arms by Jan and Russel who showed us a part of the United...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Cédric Tosolini Sèvres

“Oh Sweet Jan, I loved her laugh and most all the worship that she had for the Lord. Many times at church I would see her just give her all but not...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Ramirez - Dallas, TX


Jan Delaine Daniel was born in Dallas, Texas on January 6, 1955 and welcomed home to heaven on August 15, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 39 years, Russell Daniel; Daughter Delaina Daniel Smith; Son Dee Daniel; Father Gerald Payton; Mother Neva Rogers Payton; Sister June Payton Kirksey.

Jan's personality always lit up the room, her laughter and joy will forever be remembered. She was a caring friend, a loving wife, and a dedicated mother. She loved playing games and was often the lucky one. She loved traveling with her family, through the US by bus, or flying to the other side of the ocean. She was always there to lend the helping hand. She was eminent for being a prayer warrior and never a hesitation to stop what she was doing and get in tune with the Lord throughout all hours of the night.

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Saturday, August 21, 2021, beginning at 12:00pm. A short service will begin at 1:00pm followed by a convoy to the cemetery at 2:00pm. All events will be located at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home (2343 Lake Rd. Lavon, TX 75066).

Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons of Lavon, Texas.