Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors

4000 Miller Ave, Fort Worth, TX


Mrs. Annie Ruth Bivens McDANIEL

May 17, 1941September 30, 2019

Annie Ruth Bivens passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 with family by her side, at the age of 78. She was born to the late Rev. Roy W. Bivens and Annie Lee Price on May 17, 1941, in Fort Worth, Texas. Annie Ruth graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in 1959. She worked for Miller Brewing Company, retiring in 2005 after 29 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she remained active as a volunteer at Huguley Hospital.

Celebration of Annie's Life will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM at Sweethome Baptist Church 5225 Ramey Avenue. Visitation: Friday from 12 to 5 PM at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors with the family present from 6 to 8 PM at the Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Annie Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sibling and friend.

Beyond her family, Annie’s legacy will be that of a life of a spiritual woman, with deep roots to the church. She was a founding member of her father’s church, Sweet Home Baptist Church, where she assumed numerous positions of service. Yet, she was best known for her melodic voice, faithfully singing in the church choir for decades. As Annie Ruth leaves this earth, her family and friends are comforted by some of the songs that she often led in church choir and used as a source of comfort and strength: “Precious Lord”, “All the Way, and “I know It’s Alright”.” Ann Ruth is preceded in death by her parents Reverend Roy W. Bivens and Annie Lee Price.

She is survived by her three sons: Joseph Earl Breedlove Jr. (Andrea), Stephon Breedlove (Marilyn), and Darren Breedlove (Stacy); and six grandchildren: McKenna, Lydia, Joseph III, Isaac, Maddox, and Montgomery.

Annie Ruth is also survived by her loving husband Garland McDaniel, and his two daughters: LaCretia Nichols (Ronnie); and Tracy McDaniel Dorsey (Barry); and two grandchildren Riley and Ryan Nichols.

Annie Ruth is also survived by her stepmother, Joyce Bivens, and her siblings: Gyna Bivens, Roy Bivens, Jr., Waylon Bivens, Melanie Bivens,

and a host of other family members and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Breedlove, III, Roy W. Bivens, Jr., Fred Williams, Isaac Breedlove, Waylon Bivens, Vincent Mayfield, Edward Lee McDaniel, Herron Hudson, Luther Mayfield, Jr., Buford Howard, Michael Mayfield and Scott Blocker.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dignitymemorial.com/gwspencerdirs/en-us/index.page for the McDANIEL family.


  • Joseph Breedlove, III, Active Pallbearer
  • Roy W. Bivens, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Fred Williams, Active Pallbearer
  • Isaac Breedlove, Active Pallbearer
  • Waylon Bivens, Active Pallbearer
  • Vincent Mayfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Edward Lee McDaniel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Herron Hudson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Luther Mayfield, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Buford Howard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Mayfield, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Blocker, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Wake Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019


Mrs. Annie Ruth Bivens McDANIEL

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