Michelle Daniels

michelle daniels

June 26, 1969 ~ September 21, 2016

Born in: Lowell, MA
Resided in: Dacula, GA

Michelle (Hammer) Daniels passed away with family at her side on September 21, 2016 at the age of 47 after a courageous eight years of fighting ALS. Born in Lowell, MA, Michelle grew up in Massachusetts and Georgia and graduated from Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA class of 1987. She lived in Dacula, GA for the past 21 years. She worked at Suburban Hematology-Oncology in Lawrenceville as an insurance administrator prior to her illness and as long as she was physically able. She enjoyed her horses and animals, gardening, crafts and particularly going to her daughter’s softball games. Survivors include parents, Paula and Joel Hammer of Lilburn; brothers, Steven (and wife Ynes) Hammer of Lilburn and Todd (and wife Rose) Hammer of Alexandria, VA; daughters, Kaylie Daniels of Dacula, Andrea (and husband Corey) Lane of Dacula and Megan (and husband Michael) Alessi of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren, Ansleigh, Nathan and Jack; also ex-husband, care giver during her illness, and best friend Barney Daniels of Dacula. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, October 1st, 5:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kaylie P. Daniels Donation Fund (Account 8188520079), which will go toward Kaylie’s education, at any Wells Fargo office or sent to: 4265 Lawrenceville Hwy NW, Lilburn, GA 30047.

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  1. Another beautiful soul, gone too soon.
    May peace and strength be with her family at this difficult time.


  2. Michelle, it with a heavy heart and sadness that you have left us way too early. You have inspired everyone that knew you as you fought the horrific ALS disease. I will always remember you forever young, especially as a pretty girl with bouncy pigtails as you ran around playing ball, jumping waves and walking the beach at Salisbury Beach, NH. Love you forever!

  3. No more ALS Michelle. The Lord has set you free, as He Promised. You were such a Kind & Loving Person. We will always remember. Love, Comfort & Prayers for your Family & Friends ?

  4. My sincere and deepest sympathy to the family. May your memories of Michelle fill your hearts and give you comfort.

  5. Loving, caring, courageous, brave, free spirited, always young at heart. Love her always and will miss her dearly.

  6. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Will be keeping your family in my prayers . May your beautiful memories bring you peace and comfort. ❤️

  7. My deepest sympathy to your family, keeping all of you in my prayers. May your beautiful memories of Michelle give you peace and comfort.

  8. Michelle, I only knew you for a little while, but I learned a lot from you. You leave full hearts and beautiful memories.

  9. Barney Megan Andrea Kaylie, I am so sorry for this time of your life for loosing a very special love of your lives. A Spouse, even thought it says ex, you were just as much a loving husband to have been there for Michelle through all the darkest days of her life, but you made it the best that she could have. You kept her neat, you loaded her up and took her anywhere she wanted/ needed to be. She didn’t miss seeing her baby girl Kaylie grow and enjoy life. I know that probably meant everything in life to her. I know she had to love you with a special kind of love for how you took care of her. So I might not have been around but I saw a lot of times thru these 9 years. You girls I know loosing a Mom and at such a young age is hard. But I know Michelle loved and cared about you all, yall were her heart. I know you girls have fought against ALS several times thru the years. I know we were all so shocked when we heard the news. My heart breaks for you all and I pray peace for each of you. Michelle is DANCING like you never saw her dancing her whole life.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hammer and Daniels family members. Michelle was blessed with her family that loved and cared for her. Our family has lots of memories to look back on and smile about. She will be missed by many. Love to all, Ashley (Giles) Mischler

  11. That your journey is now complete and you have become an Angel comes as no surprise. Those who bumped into you on your path, have good memories to cherish. Rest well dear lady. To all in the family i hope you can soon return to a peaceful heart.

  12. Steve and to your family,

    Our sincere sympathy for your loss. May your beautiful memories of Michelle brighten your days during this difficult time.
    We will keep you in our prayers.

    Steve & Nora Jamski

  13. Dear Hammer and Daniels Family: You are all in my prayers during this very difficult time. I have so many fond memories of our time as neighbors. Michelle was such a large part of those memories. No words can take away the pain you are all feeling at this time, but hold tight to the wonderful memories of Michelle. RIP Michelle.

  14. To our Hammer Cousins and The Daniels Family: As you remember the love, as you celebrate Michelle’s life, we hope your memories will bring you comfort. Know that you are all are in our prayers and that we are sending caring thoughts your way. Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.

  15. Beautiful lady. She is a heroine for the battle she fought, especially willing her life to be prolonged for her child. Now we pray that God will rest her soul and comfort the family as only He can.

  16. Our souls rejoice for she no longer suffers. Our Spirit Praises The Mercy of God. Blessings to the Family.

  17. I can remember all the good times we had as Michelle was growing up with visits to grandparents house with all the cousins running around. After her move South I did not have much contact with Michelle, but I retain her younger memories.
    She was such a strong fighter with this terrible disease ALS. So sorry that her life was shortened.. Love Tom

  18. Courageous Cousin
    My deepest sympathies Aunt Paula, Uncle Joel, cousins Todd, Steven (significant others) and her beloved daughter Kaylie. Michelle’s loving, gentle soul finally at rest. She affected my life and many others. Taken too soon. Love, Karen

  19. Baby Sis, your courage facing this horrible disease was incredible. You may be gone, but your spirit and soul never will be. Rest easy. You will always be in my heart.

  20. Our love and sympathy to the Hammer and Daniels families. Michelle is now at peace in a much better place. She surely earned her place in heaven.

  21. Thank you everybody for your nice words re our daughter, Michelle. ALS did her in, but she gave it one heck of a fight and is at peace now.

  22. We are so sorry to hear about Michelle. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

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