But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,

for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly

about my weaknesses,

so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 That is why, for Christ’s sake,

I delight in weaknesses,

in insults,

in hardships,

in persecutions,

in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Donald Milton McDaniel, second son of Della Miller McDaniel and Edward Phillip McDaniel, was born on June 18, 1936 in Greenlaw, LA and died on September 24, 2016, at the age of 80. A resident of Ascension Parish since 1963, Coach Mac was a graduate of Kentwood High School, Southern Mississippi University and Louisiana State University (Master of Education in Administration and Supervision). He began his teaching and coaching career at Chesbrough High School in Tangipahoa Parish in 1959 and ended his career in Ascension Parish in 1992. During the years he coached and taught, he was a member of the faculties of Dutchtown High School, East Ascension Junior High School, East Ascension High School, St. Amant High School and Ascension Catholic High School. He instructed both girls and boys in the finer points of football, basketball and track and taught Physical Education, History and Mathematics. After retirement, he worked on his homeplace in Brittany, LA, traveled to bluegrass music festivals, attended LSU football games with his wife and sponsored prayer and Bible study sessions at his home. Also, he enjoyed eating and socializing with the Hano family. He lived the “good life.” Mr. McDaniel was a member of Ascension Baptist Church, Kentwood Masonic Lodge # 248, Louisiana Coaches Association, Carpenters Local # 1098 and Campers on Mission. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Browning Hano McDaniel; one son, Donald M. McDaniel, II and his spouse Melissa Patton McDaniel of Alpharetta, GA; one daughter, Stephanie McDaniel Cook and spouse William R. Cook of Galvez, LA; one sister, Janice McDaniel Landry Carrigan of Baton Rouge, LA; four granddaughters Morgan, Yardley, Skylar and Camryn. His loving stepchildren are Dianne Hano LeBlanc, Mark Hano, Derrick Hano and their spouses. Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by his parents, brother, E.P. McDaniel, Jr., brothers-in-law, George “Bolo” Landry and William Carrigan and sister-in-law Kitty Forbes McDaniel. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at Ascension Baptist Church, Gonzales, LA on Tuesday, September 27 and from 9:00 until 11:00 on Wednesday, September 28. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow. He will be laid to rest at Lusk Cemetery in Gonzales, LA. As the prophet said,” People are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away, But the word of the Lord will last forever.” I Peter 24 – 25. We loved him, but God loved him more. Religious Service Information Ascension Baptist Church 13432 Airline HwyGonzales, LA 70737 – See more at:

Shared by his wife, Jackie

Roy E. Crittenden

September 04, 1926 – September 24, 2016



  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00
  • Wednesday – Mission Projects Night at Children’s Missions Classes – 6 P.M.
  • Friday – Bible study in the fellowship hall at 10:00
  • Saturday – Training for Operation Christmas Child relation station – 10-noon



Scripture WritingMatthew 7:7-12



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It is Well with My Soul!  I pray you can say that too!

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