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Danielle Angel Haney

Danielle Angel Haney, age 43 of Cullowhee, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Mission Hospital after a battle with an autoimmune disorder. She was born June 4, 1977, in Ohio, to Miguel A. Padilla and Pamela LeVeck of Sylva.

Danielle graduated from Western Carolina University and was employed at WCU for 15 years in the Anthropology and Sociology Department.  She was instrumental in the promotion of the Jackson County Swim Team as well as holding several positions with the Mountain Swim League program comprised of five western counties. Danielle was also a faithful attendee and parental participant for girls’ volleyball, swimming, and basketball at the elementary and high school levels.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dean A. Haney;  daughters, Domanique Erica, Charlee Jazlyn, Emilia Angel of Cullowhee, Brittney Marie Haney of Miami, FL;  brother, Eric LeVeck of New Orleans LA;  sister/friend, Dara Earnst, brother-in-law, Dale (Rebecca) Haney of Shipshewana, IN;  in-laws, Lamar and Linda Haney; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the many friends and co-workers for their numerous acts of kindness and generosity during her time of illness.

Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva NC.  A Celebration of Danielle’s Life will be held at a later date.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Danielle from WCU, and her mother lived across the street from me at one time. Prayers for all.

Betty Dishman Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

Dean ,our thoughts and Prayers are with you and family .Much Love Derrick and Peggy Mannering

Derrick Mannering Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Dear family, My heart is broken to learn of Danielle's passing. I got to know her years ago at the Whittier Post office and later when you girls were in Bible Club at Cullowhee Valley School. She was always so friendly and beautiful. I'm praying for Jesus to comfort and hold you all close as you grieve Danielle. Cherish the good times and sweet memories as you mourn. Love in Christ, Pauline Beck

Pauline Beck Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

Dean and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Marilyn Norton Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

There are no easy words to offer...our hearts are so broken for all of you. Greg and Krissie

Greg and Krissie Cable Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

We are heartbroken to hear of Danielles passing. She did so much for the swim team. Well never forget her kindness and encouragement to all the swimmers. I know she loved her family dearly. Peace to you all.

The Bryson Family Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Danielle Haney

The Bryson Family Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

Ron and Carolyn Pressley Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Danielle Haney

Ron and Carolyn Pressley Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

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