In Memory of

Joycelin Elaine McDaniel

October 17, 1949 - May 12, 2022

Obituary

MCDANIEL née LATCHMAN – Joycelin Elaine October 17, 1949 – May 12, 2022

Joycelin (Joyce) was born in Bog Walk St. Catherine, Jamaica (West Indies) on October 17, 1949 and fell asleep in death on May 12, 2022 at her home in Lee Summit Missouri, USA. A virtual memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm (CST). The ZOOM Meeting Information is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85147360819?pwd=2ZSRqVP19pojGWsuYRX2C7G68_KIR9.1 Meeting ID: 851 4736 0819 Passcode: Joyce49

Biography –  Joycelin (Joyce) was born in Bog Walk St. Catherine, Jamaica (West Indies) on October 17, 1949 to Reuben and Hilda Latchman. She attended Tulloch Primary School in Bog Walk and St. Catherine High School in Spanish Town Jamaica. In the late 1960’s Joyce migrated to Brooklyn, New York, USA, where she attended Grace Beauty School. During her time in New York, Joyce also worked for a number of companies including Merrill Lynch, Pierce and Fenner & Smith Inc. In 1969, she married Hector Feliciano (deceased) and they later moved to Erie Pennsylvania in 1978. Joyce relocated to San Francisco California in the early 1980’s and worked as a Customer Service Representative for ATT, where she met and married a fellow worker, John Anthony (Tony) McDaniel in 1988. The McDaniels resettled in Kansas City Missouri in 1990 to be near Tony’s family.

Joyce is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and during her time in the Midwest, she served in three congregations, Lee’s Summit, MO, Camden County, MO, and the Country Club Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kansas City Missouri, where she currently serves. Joyce is fondly remembered by all as being deeply appreciative and positive, despite going through difficult health issues over the years.

Joyce retired from ATT in 2011 and relocated to Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, MO from 2011-2015. She came back to Kansas City in 2015 to be nearer to her children. Joyce spent most of her time serving her God, Jehovah and spending time with her son, daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughters. When she was not in service with her spiritual brothers and sisters, she could often be found reading her Bible and taking every opportunity to share Bible teachings with those who crossed her path.

Joyce fervently believed in the Bible’s promise that the earth will soon be restored to its original paradise condition worldwide. As she endured illnesses toward the end of her life, she remained confident that she would be among those resurrected to enjoy that restored paradise.

Joycelin Elaine McDaniel née Latchman, fell asleep in death on May 12, 2022 at her home in Lee Summit Missouri, USA. We look forward to the time when those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus’ voice and come out, ‘awakened from this sleep’! John 5:28 – 29; John 11:11.

She is survived by her Husband John Anthony McDaniel, daughters Venice Russell and Lisa Feliciano, son Anthony (Sadar) McDaniel, brothers George Latchman, Lloyd Latchman, Donavan Latchman, sisters Aldorine (Jean) Abdul and Margret Maragh, 4 grandchildren (Troy, Stephanie, Jessica, and Mathew Russell), 2 great-grandchildren (Ellie Rose Russell and Seras Rosalette Martin) and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Dear Sadar and family. May the memories you hold close to your heart bring you comfort. May your heavenly father continue to keep his loving arms of protection around you always. Live for the day when life will not end. Jehovah promises that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. Rev 21:3,4. This truth you can believe in.

Our deepest sympathy. Perhaps in time Sadhar Lisa and our family you may find comfort from reading this watchtower article

Do Not Sorrow Just as the Rest Do’

HAVE you ever noticed the way a flower seems bowed down after weathering a storm? In a way it is a touching sight. After all, the cloudburst likely sent countless animals and people​—far hardier creations than any flower—​scurrying for shelter. Yet, the flower stood there, rooted, facing the weather’s full fury. Now, here it is intact, bowed but unbroken, showing a strength that belies its delicate appearance.

You may wonder, as you admire it, if it will regain its vigor and lift its lovely head to the sky once more.It is much the same with people. In these troubled times, we face all manner of storms.

…the loss of a loved one in death​—such tempests assail all of us at one time or another, and sometimes we can no more avoid them than the flower can uproot itself and run for cover. It is moving to see individuals who appear quite frail show surprising strength and endure such onslaughts. How do they do it? …

When death strikes a loved one, for example, hope can make a world of difference to the survivors. The apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Thessalonica: “We do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping in death; that you may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

While Christians certainly do grieve because of death, there is a difference. They have accurate knowledge about the condition of the dead and about the hope of the resurrection.​—John 5:28,

This knowledge gives them hope. And that hope, in turn, gradually softens their grief. It helps them to endure, and more. In time, like the flower after the storm, they may lift their heads up from grief and find joy and fulfillment in life once again.
Reference watchtower 15/10 /1994

We will miss our Auntie Bobbet! Her love, faithfulness and devotion to our God, Jehovah was outstanding. We eagerly await God’s promise of being reunited with our loved ones. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

We have lost a beautiful soul. May she be with the Father through eternity is our prayers. Thank you Lasmeia for your LOVE.

My sincere condolences to the family, may your hearts be in peace knowing she is going to be resurrected in Jehovah’s time. Special thoughts and prayers to Jean, who loved her so much. Love to the entire family.
Yvonne Jones

Visitation

Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Sunday, May 22, 2022
2:00 PM Virtual Memorial Service