Christene G. McDaniel – 1934-2022

Christene G. McDaniel – 1934-2022

Mother Christene G. McDaniel, 88, a resident of Little Rock, Ark., entered into her heavenly home on June 21, 2022. Christene was born in Magnolia, Arkansas. She was a dedicated educator for 38 years, devoting most of her teaching career to the students at Oak Grove Elementary in the Pulaski County Special School District.

She was proceeded in death by her lifelong friend and spouse, Deacon Joe McDaniel (Mr. Mac). Loving and precious memories are left to her loving daughter, Christy McDaniel Avery (Derrick); two wonderful grandchildren, Christopher (CJ) and Kelis Avery; sister, Lela Mae G. Thomas; a special niece, Delzie Lambert; and other countless special nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Walk-through viewing will be at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Masks are required. Funeral services will be at St. Peter Rock Baptist Church, 2201 Brown Street, Little Rock, 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 1 p.m.

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  • Psalms 121: “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills and all my help come from the Lord.” This is what you prayed and this is what you believed.
    Christy, you had an awesome mom….and I thank God I was able to share Aunt Tene’s last weeks with you both (Team McDaniel).
    My Aunt Tene, when I kissed your head and told you what I had done, you replied “oh how sweet.” If I had only known when you asked me to cook for you would be the last words that you said to me and the next day would start without you, I would have laid there right beside you all night long and held your hand. I knew you for so many years as my beautiful aunt, but the last few weeks I learned so much more about you. I learned you knew the scriptures in the bible (I tried to skip a few scriptures and you in your meek voice replied, “you did not read it all”). I learned you could sing the song “Precious Lord” and that you could pray like an angel from above. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to spend your last days and nights on this earth with you. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, you sang, we drank coffee, ate fruits (sweets), and we kept those nurses on their toes all night long (ha ha ha). I will always cherish those nights! Although you are gone from this life, and our hearts are broken, we know that you are in a much better place. Rest in love, Aunt Tene…Love you forever. Your great niece, “Granny Lynn”.

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