Melody Renee McDaniel, 58

Melody Renee McDaniel, 58, of Thornfield, died Feb. 25, 2021, at her home with family by her side. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born Jan. 29, 1963, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of J.D. Terry and Gloria Roininen. In 1988 in Ava, she married John McDaniel.  

Mrs. McDaniel enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time outdoors.  She was very artistic and liked painting and wood burning.  

She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith and was saved many years ago. She was a firm believer in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband, John; three children, Brandon McGee, Sonya McDaniel Gebert and husband Charles Wesley, and Nicholas McDaniel; two grandchildren, Gage McGee and Daniel Joseph McDaniel; two sisters, Anna Gardner and Tisha Pipps; and many other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Shaun McGee; and two brothers, Ricky Terry and Jerry Terry. 

Burial will be in the Lutie Cemetery in Theodosia. Memorial contributions may be made to the family as a love offering. Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes, Ava. 

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