Daniel Pressley

Daniel Lee Pressley

January 6, 1991 - May 1, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Daniel Pressley, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Daniel Pressley

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Daniel's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Daniel's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Daniel Lee Pressley was born on January 6, 1991, in Brooklyn, New York to Selina Whetstone and Darrin Pressley. He fell asleep in death on May 1, 2020, at the tender age of 29 in Durham, North Carolina.

In 2009, Daniel graduated from Hillside High School where he was a part of the schools musical assemblies. He continued his love for music by attending the Living Arts College where he graduated with a degree in Digital Audio Production & Design. Daniel was naturally talented. He enjoyed writing and producing music. He was a self-taught keyboardist, guitarist and recently started to teach himself to play the violin. His group, The Koolest, was nominated for a Carolina Music Award, Best Group Category, and several other accolades.

Daniel used music as a way of expressing his love for people and nature. One of Daniel’s songs thanked and said “I Love You” to everyone who played a major role in his life. Above all, he thanked Jehovah first.

Daniel loved cooking, fishing, and barbecuing and was exceptional with intellectual conversations. Daniel appreciated all of Jehovah’s creations and one of his biggest desires was for him to live outdoors where he would be able to freely roam in the woods, climb mountains, fish everyday and play with the animals. Daniel loved plants and his favorite were red roses. He desired to have a garden and he recently taught his gardening skills to sister Marquetta (Ketta).
Daniel had an infectious smile that would light up a room. He brought joy to every person that he encountered. He loved making people laugh, sincerely loved helping others, and was very humble and private about the people that he’d assisted. He loved working on his vehicles.

Daniel loved traveling and spending time with his sister and she loved the time spent with him even more. Everyone thought they were twins. They took care of each other. Daniel looked forward to seeing his friends and family in paradise.

Daniel was preceeded in death: Paternal Grandfather - Walter Lee Pressley - Maternal Grandparents - Randolph and Carnetta Scott.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Selina Whetstone; his biological father, Darrin Pressley; his sister, Marquetta Pressley; his brother, Davon Pressley; his stepfather, Eric Whetstone; paternal grandmother; Hartsie Pressley; his aunts, Ivonne Larrier, Rosalind Vanager (Christopher), Chandra Pressley; uncles, Milton Scott, Ricardo Scott (Dara), Kenneth Pressley (Dwendrian); his cousins, Katherine Johnson (Fred), Mihkel Vanager, Mariah, Melanie, Melissa Scott, Hudson Scott, Sha’naila Pressley, Tajaun Pressley, Tasia Altreche; best friend, Kenneth Graves, and an innumerable amount of friends and other family
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel Lee Pressley, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Daniel

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday May 8, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St
    Durham, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a limit of 5 people allowed in the Funeral Home at a time. Please wear a face covering, practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer when entering the building.
  • Funeral Service

    Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St
    Durham, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private Service


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Daniel here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
L. Williamson and Family, Cynthia, and other have sent flowers to the family of Daniel Lee Pressley.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Shunta Trent

Posted at 01:19pm
You will definitely be missed. What a sweet smile you had and a wonderful soul you were.

L. Williamson and Family

Posted at 09:06am
Sending my deepest condolences for your loss. May Jehovah provides HIS love and surround you and your family with outpouring of love and support.
Flower Image

L. Williamson and Family purchased flowers for the family of Daniel Pressley. Send Flowers



Posted at 04:36pm
My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you guys, through this time and always. Love you..
Flower Image

Cynthia purchased flowers for the family of Daniel Pressley. Send Flowers


Deborah W Lamberth

Posted at 11:27am
So sorry for the loss of your love one. Your friend's the Lamberth family.
Flower Image

Deborah W Lamberth purchased flowers for the family of Daniel Pressley. Send Flowers


Christina Irizarry

Posted at 11:24am
Your light and spirit has impacted so many people. We wish you were here to continue to share your gifts with the world. Rest in Power.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Daniel Pressley — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: