Aggenora McDaniel-Sumrall
1928 - 2020
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Aggenora McDaniel-Sumrall age 91 of Gary, Indiana passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born in McDonald, North Carolina on October 1, 1928 to the late Raeford & Mary Stewart Thompson. Aggenora was a graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1947. A true christian and renaissance woman who started her life's work on her grandfather's farm and tobacco fields then moved to Gary, where she worked as a bus girl, welder, deputy city clerk, business owner and was politically active always lobbying for the rights of others. A leader who shared her love through wisdom, words, and food. She gave freely from her heart; a woman of action and service. She leaves to cherish her memory, children: James A. McDaniel Jr. and Sharyman Joi McDaniel; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild & a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, January 10, 2020 from 12 noon to 8 pm. Family Hours 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at The Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Funeral Service: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00am at St. John Baptist Church, 2457 Massachusetts St. Gary, Indiana. Pastor R. Robinson, officiating. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 8, 2020.
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January 13, 2020
Joi,

Your mother was beautiful light in the City of Gary. You were a great daughter, be blessed.
Lisa Wilson
January 13, 2020
My Condolences to the McDaniel and Thompson families, in the loss of your love one. May GOD send in the comforter to you all. My prayers are with you. May GOD bless and keep you.
Zenobia Hodges
January 11, 2020

James,

I continue praying for you and your family during your time of bereavement.

Your memories will help you through your grieving.

Your Sister in Christ,
Daisy Curtis
January 11, 2020
Loran, Marilyn, Raenita, Vanessa and Family,

You have our heartfelt sympathy in the transition of Your Beloved Sister, Aggenora. May the fond memories sustain you in the months to come.

Yours in Christ,
Jimmie & Daisy Curtis and Dorothy Curtis
January 10, 2020
Sorry I can't be with you Lucky, but I am sending my condolence to you and your family. Mrs McDaniels worked with my Mother Mae Shackleford in Politics for years they were very good friends at work and after work. You had a wonderful Mother and have good memories to sustain you. May God strengthen you and your family. Geraldine Shackleford Starks RN
Geraldine Starks
January 10, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 9, 2020
Lucky, Joi, and Family,

Sorry I cant be there with you to celebrate the homegoing service for my dear friend and neighbor, Aggenora.
May the love of Christ comfort you at this time.

Mrs. Walker and Family
January 9, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family. Aggenora was one of my role models as I was growing up and living two doors from her family. She and her sister were always dressed up on Sundays, and the teenagers on the block admired them. Rest in Peace!
Virgie Lynch-Thornton
January 9, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family during this difficult time. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers
Sherree Ethely
January 8, 2020
I'm wiser having known Aggenora over the years of working together politically which evolved into a friendship. She was knowledgeable in so many areas & was genuinely a delight to know. Prayers of strength to the family as you plan a celebration of a life well lived...
Lenora Barnes
January 8, 2020
Alvin, my dear dear friend, my heart hurts as much as yours.....please accept my condolences.
Hazel Stewart Lyles
January 8, 2020
Hazel (Stewart) Lyles
January 8, 2020
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January 8, 2020
I'm going to miss you so much
Armica Sheehy
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January 7, 2020
Thank you Ms Aggenora, for sharing a small window of your life with me.❤
Michele Williams
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January 7, 2020
She was a woman of purpose and action, a pioneer, activist, greT-AT MOTHER AND FRIEND. her style and elegance set her apart. She was a special friend to my Mom and Dad and she will be missed by many. My prayers are with the family.
alycia cotton
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