Jessie Mae Daniel age 93 of Newcastle, entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, January 27, 2018 while surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1924 in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma as the oldest of 5 children born to Charlie and Zoie McKinney.
Jessie grew up in the Bridge Creek area and later married Roy Daniel in 1939. Jessie worked as a dedicated and loving homemaker while raising six children on a small family farm in Newcastle. Feeding chickens, milking cows, sewing and working in the garden were some of the daily activities that she would be found tending to for the needs of her family. Jessie loved making quilt tops, embroidering, and gardening. She was always excited to get her plants set out each spring in preparation for a bountiful harvest. She even managed tending to a small herb garden on the front porch of her home well into her 90’s with the help of her beloved cat Smokey.
Jessie was an excellent cook and thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She was never happier than when she was whipping up a meal in her kitchen or trying out a new recipe to then share with others. Some of her amazing recipes included homemade turkey dressing, cake doughnuts, cream pie, blackberry cake, holiday candy and butter cake. Her butter cakes even inspired the occasional family “butter cake war” as certain grandkids tried to hide extra butter cakes from others in an attempt to get to take home more than the allotted two that Jessie had prepared for each family at Christmas time. Jessie also cherished the time spent making holiday candy with her daughters Joy, Evy Jo, Darlene, and daughter-in-law, Becky. She also enjoyed all the years of visiting spent over hot cups of Earl Grey tea with some of her grandkids while they mulled over the joys of life, the speed bumps of life, and the good news of the gospel.
Jessie had an unwavering faith in the Lord and passionately shared her love for Christ with everyone she met. She had the ability to relay some of the most important lessons of life, quite often with an air of fun loving orneriness in simple conversations with those who crossed her path; love generously, laugh a lot, work hard, speak truthfully, trust in the Lord and have faith, pray daily and give freely, and leave all else to God. She attended Maranatha Baptist Church over the last several years and valued the fellowship of those in her church family that visited her at home in her declining years.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Zoie McKinney; husband, Roy Daniel; daughter, Lorene Brown; son-in-law, Jackie Brown; siblings, Geneva McKinney, Sam McKinney, Juanita Bowman, and Raymond “Whistle” McKinney.
Survivors include her children: Darlene Wynne and husband Donnie of Newcastle, Tommie Daniel and wife Becky of Newcastle, Evy Jo Bolles and husband Stanley of Newcastle, Lee Roy Daniel and wife Tammy of Dibble, Joy Hammons and husband Sam of Edmond; grandchildren, Keith Bolles, Tammy Prudhome, Johnny Wynne, Darla Allen, Matt Daniel, Julie Noakes, Shane Daniel, Cammie Schwickerath, Tony Collin Kountoupis, Kali Kountoupis; great grandchildren, Jake Wynne, Colton Wynne, Cheyenne Allen, Shawna Dooley, Turner Bolles, Parker Bolles, Tugger Bolles, Chase Prudhome, Brandon Prudhome, Anna Daniel, Katrin Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel; great-great grandchildren, Wyatt Wynne, Nash Wynne, Sadie Wynne, Skyler Dooley, Braden Schwickerath, Titus Schwickerath, and Wyatt Schwickerath.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m Monday January 29, 2018 at Primrose Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Maranatha Baptist Church, Newcastle. Rev. Phillip Kopyscinski will be officiating. Interment will be held at the Tuttle Cemetery under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service, Norman. Memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church. Sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefuneralservice.com
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9