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.