Mr. Lazarus James McDaniel

Resided in Gonzales, LA (formerly of Lyerly, GA)

LAZARUS JAMES McDANIEL – of Gonzales, Louisiana, formerly Lyerly, Georgia passed away on the morning of September 28, 2020. Lazarus J. McDaniel, fondly known as Laz, passed away unexpectedly of complications from Alzheimer’s at Fidelis Assisted Living Nursing Facility in Baton Rouge. He was 76 years of age.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson McDaniel and Sarah Elizabeth Jones McDaniel, his sisters Nova Reid, Jurella Poole, Patricia Jackson, Dorothy Brown, his brothers, Thomas McDaniel, Randolph McDaniel, Bobby J. McDaniel, and Reuben McDaniel.

Lazarus leaves to cherish his memory and honor his life, a loving and devoted wife Larain H. McDaniel, three children, Hope McDaniel-Desarmes (Richard), Colin McDaniel (Tamara), Claire Ojeh (Olisa); six grandchildren, Austin Desarmes, Eli Desarmes, Cadence McDaniel, Corban McDaniel, Callena Ojeh and Carissa Ojeh; two brothers, Alfred McDaniel (Mary), and Steve McDaniel; one sister, Eleanor McDaniel; one sister- in-law Rebecca McDaniel; three brothers-in-law, Jerome Poole (Ora), Amos Hamlin (Rene’), Andre Hamlin (Lyndora), a special cousin-in-law, Sang; long-time special family friends, Fred and Willie Mae Neal (BR LA)and Walt and Della Zenon (Abbyville, LA)and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and beloved friends.

A graveside funeral and burial will be held on the McDaniel Farm in Lyerly, Georgia where Lazarus was born and where he created many memories with his family. Services will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the McDaniel Farm, 919 McDaniel Rd, Lyerly, Georgia 30330. Services entrusted to Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Georgia.

Graveside - McDaniel Farm, Lyerly, GA