Daphne was born in Georgetown, Guyana on April 25, 1938. She was one of 5 children born to Peter Alexander Daniels and Iris Agatha Browne. She immigrated to the United States to create a better future for her children and became a naturalized citizen in 1985.
She was a long-time employee of Clovernook nursing home where she served as a cook and was beloved by her coworkers and the residents alike. Residents often took note of days when Daphne planned to prepare certain dishes and would arrive in the dining room early on those days.
She was a devoted Christian, keeping scripture at her bedside so she could read a chapter a day. She enjoyed attending church with her children whenever possible and was especially fond of Easter Service and its celebration of the Resurrection and new life.
She is preceded in death by her parents Peter and Iris Daniels, brothers Vernon Daniels and Rupert Daniels and her beloved grandson Adrian Browne.
She is survived by six children, Ronald P. Browne, Ian G. Browne, Faye A. Browne, Denise F. Browne, Lyndon F. Browne, Sr., and Natalie A. Devonish-Hanes with husband Nathan L. Hanes, Sr.; daughter-in-law Sara Browne; sister Eulah Daniels of Guyana, brother Winston C. Daniels of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, Charlene R. Neal, Lyndon F. Browne, Jr., Amadeace D. Browne, Ashley T. Browne, Nathan L. Hanes, Jr., and Iris L. Hanes; three great-grandchildren, Shaun Neal, Sydney Neal and Jamir Browne; cousins Doreen Braithwaite, Pauline Baker, Hilton McKenzie, and Derrick Browne; numerous nieces and nephews and many long-time friends including Claudette Luckie, Saundra Cummings, and Marion Phillips.