Rev. Melvin F. Daniel

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15. Rev. Melvin F. Daniel passed away at his home on April 9, 2013, at the age of 83. He was born on Jan. 13, 1930 in Lexington, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a retired chemical worker for 40 years, and a bi-vocational pastor for 30 years. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Estel; daughter, Leslie Daniel Watson and husband, James Watson; 2 grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Jennifer Watson, Danielle and husband, Derek Duplessis; a great-granddaughter Mackenzie Grace Watson; a sister, Barbara Jean and husband, Clifford Bare; and numerous brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. His is preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Mamie Daniel; brother, William Daniel; and son, Jay Daniel. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral home, Gonzales, LA on Thursday , April 11 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and resume at Little Prairie Baptist Church, Prairieville, LA on Friday, April 12 from 9:00am until funeral service at 11:00am celebrated by Rev. Leon Carpenter and Rev. Bruce Worrell with burial to follow at Carpenters Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Watson, Derek Duplessis, Steve Daniel, Gerrold Daniel, Leigh Rogers, and Greg Bare. Honorary pallbearers will be James Watson, Don Ghore, and Mike Daniel. To offer condolences to the family, visit

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Ourso Funeral Home
13533 Airline Highway Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 647-8608

Published in from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2013