McDaniel, Lois Darlene (Cleveland)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lois Darlene LeRoy McDaniel, 60, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Joe LeRoy Sr.; mother and stepfather, Wilma J. Goode and James A. Goode; son, Ricky LeRoy Long; and brothers, Billy Joe LeRoy Jr. and Vance Franklin LeRoy.

Lois is survived by her fiancé of 22 years, Vance “Boone” Young; children, April (Tommy) Colbaugh, of Cleveland,Barbara (Terry) Stone, of Chickamauga, William Terry McDaniel, and Timothy Lebron McDaniel; step-son, Joey Davis, all of Cleveland; sisters, Wilma (Joe) Cole, of Chatsworth, Marilyn (Wayne) Murphy, of Harrison, Nancy (Charles) Burchfield, of Cleveland, Kathy (Joe) Bean, of Decatur, Sarah LeRoy, of Birchwood, and Sheila (Darryl) Sanders, of Dayton; brothers, Anthony (Kelly) LeRoy, of Birchwood, and Roy LeRoy, of Chattanooga; several grandchildren, nieces, nieces and nephews; special friends, Brenda (Johnny) Neace; and caretaker, Chanelle Lay, of Cleveland.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, from 12-2 p.m. at Bancroft Church of God, at 180 Bancroft Road, McDonald, Tn. 37353.

A celebration of life funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Dewayne Sherlin officiating. 

Following the service, Lois will be laid to rest in the Mount Olive Church of God Cemetery, with Colby McDaniel, Timothy McDaniel, Joey Davis, Shane LeRoy, Blake Harden, and Tim Lay serving as pallbearers.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Lois or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at

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