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McDaniel, Charlotte Naomi (Hite)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

Charlotte Naomi Hite McDaniel died peaceably in her home March 5, 2013. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, November 19, 1927 to parents, Harry Blythe Hite and Julia Wilhelmina Vollmar. She attended Wheaton Academy in Chicago, Illinois and then continued her college years at Wheaton College and Oklahoma College for Women where she graduated with an education degree.

 

Over the years her educational career included first teaching Physical Education, then she later taught kindergarten and 1st grade at Sudie L. Williams in Dallas ISD from 1967 to 1988. Following retirement, she continued to teach when needed and substitute taught into her 84th year. Along with teaching children, she taught English Conversation for over 20 years to Chinese adult students who were studying and working at Southwestern Medical School. This was in conjunction with the international ministry of First Baptist Church, Dallas, where she was a faithful member since 1960.

 

An active and friendly woman, she also threw a Dallas Morning News paper route in her own Highland Park neighborhood for approximately 20 years. Along with her teaching and paper route, she also had both a real estate and broker's license that she always kept up to date. She read her Bible daily and covered the entire Bible yearly and encouraged all of her family to do the same. Her faith in Christ was no mere head knowledge but something she practiced in her daily life where she never met a stranger. She was kind, gracious and gentle to everyone, and like our Lord she lived to serve, not to be served. She was preceded in death by her son, Craig Alan, and is survived by sons, Michael Eugene of Dallas, Stephen Dale, of Rabat, Morocco, daughter-in-law Connie, grandchildren, Angela, Carolyn, Philip and his wife Julie, and two great-grandchildren, William Carey and Hudson Taylor; nieces Laura Plemons and Denise Fisher and her dear sister-in-law LaVerne McDaniel. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor her love for her church with donations to the First Baptist Church, Dallas, building fund. A memorial celebration of her life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at the Truett Chapel of First Baptist Church, Dallas.