John Christopher McDaniel

September 21, 1988July 2, 2018
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John Christopher McDaniel, age 29, of Houston, Texas passed away on Monday July 2, 2018. John was born September 21, 1988 to Kimberley Smith and Stephen McDaniel. John is survived by his wife, Ann Cassany Anselme; father Stephen McDaniel and wife Kelly McDaniel; mother, Kimberley Smith; brothers, George Kyle McDaniel, Michael Alexander McDaniel and Matthew Goppert-Coman; grandfather, George McDaniel; grandmother, Mary Helen McDaniel; grandmother, Rose Marie Smith, dog Zoey ., cat Cat . and cat Mr. Walter.

A celebration of life for John will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005. A reception will occur Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the McDaniel family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Best Friends Animal Society".


  • Ann Cassany Anselme, Wife
  • Stephen McDaniel and wife Kelly McDaniel, Father
  • Kimberley Smith, Mother
  • George Kyle McDaniel, Brother
  • Michael Alexander McDaniel, Brother
  • Matthew Goppert-Coman, Brother
  • George McDaniel, Grandfather
  • Mary Helen McDaniel, Grandmother
  • Rose Marie Smith, Grandmother
  • Zoey ., Dog
  • Cat ., Cat
  • Mr. Walter, Cat


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, July 7, 2018

John Christopher McDaniel

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Christina Berger

August 9, 2018

Hey John. I cannot believe I am just now seeing this. I got off FaceBook for awhile, because (as you know) it was toxic for me. Who knew you would leave this world so soon? You told me how happy you were about getting married, and asked if I knew a photographer. You always messaged me to check up on Draco and of course, my cats (fellow cat lover). You also sent me a really cool painting of a mushroom by a Houston artist that you bought back in February, because you knew I would like it. I wish I could tell you congratulations on your marriage. I wish I could bump into you at Kroger on more time. See you in another life xoxo

Angie Garcia

July 7, 2018

Kelly & Stephen,

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

Please accept our sincere condolences.

Ren and Angie Garcia

Sean MacFarland

July 7, 2018

Keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

Nick & Erin Ludtke

July 6, 2018

We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. We really enjoyed getting to know John. He had such a warm and easy going personality. We are praying for peace and comfort for his loved ones.

Manfred & Dixie Goppert

July 6, 2018

Our hearts are hurting for the loss of our step grandson John. We are thankful & will treasure all our family memories together. John's smiling happy face will be missed so much but we know he is at peace now. God Bless & hold dear our entire family during this time of healing. John you are so loved.

With love & tears
Dixie & Fred Goppert

Chris and Luisa Ludtke

July 6, 2018

We will remember John’s bright intellect and warm smile each time we met him.

Lori Armstrong

July 6, 2018

Dear McDaniel Family(animals included),
We watched and experienced John growing up. As a young boy, he was over at our house quite a bit, working on a project like history fair. He was so creative and acted like He was part of the family. We went to see him when He moved to Oklahoma. We just had the best visit- He let me hug him a couple of times! Ha - he was nice to this Lowery mom.
Our hearts are filled with great sadness as we hear of his passing.
Prayers and love to all left behind
Andy and Lori Armstrong

Joshua Quebodeaux

July 6, 2018

John, I just received the news yesterday... I still can't even process that you are not here anymore... you were one of the most giving people I have ever known. I would consider you a good friend. You entrust me with the care of your kids (Zoey,Mr.Walter, and Cat) and that meant the world to me. We just had dinner last week...

Just know your memory will live on through all the lives you touched. I'm sure I will see that smirk and hear that laugh again one day. Rest easy man.

Lee & Kariss Line

July 6, 2018

Lee & I didn’t know John , but we are so grateful & thankful to know Stephen & Kelly !
So hard to understand moments like these!
The comfort we have in a great loss has always been John 14:1-4.
We are so very sorry for your great loss!
We will see you soon!
In him always we pray!

Lee & Kariss Line

Sheila Bryant

July 5, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. God Bless and keep you in His loving embrace.