John “Mike” Michael McDaniel, 49, a native of Morgan City and a resident of New Iberia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia.
Mike is survived by his mother, Evelyn Faye Reid McDaniel of Morgan City; his two sisters, Tammie Terrebonne of Morgan City and Debra Harrington and her husband Robert of Morgan City; one nephew, Brandon John Berthelot and his wife Danetta of Franklinton; two nieces, Ashley Harrington of Morgan City and Taryn Allemond and her husband Jeremy of Patterson; and four special caregivers, Rita, Cynthia, Brandy and Rachel.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Colon McDaniel; and his sister, Cynthia Diane McDaniel.
Mike participated in the Special Olympics, where he won many awards. He enjoyed bowling, music, dancing, wrestling and giving hugs. He especially enjoyed playing with his little army figures. Mike also attended Berwick Junior High School where he participated in special education.
The family requests that visitation be observed Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, 6-9 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. until time of services at Hargrave Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mike will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Kelly and Rev. Charles Gilder of Bayou Vista Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery.