December 13, 1953 - August 17, 2019
Gloria “JANELLE” Jackson McDaniel, 65, of Buchanan, Texas moved to heaven, on August 17, 2019. She was born to Elton and Wilma Jackson on December 13, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas.
Janelle transferred her homestead to the Highland Lakes area from San Antonio, and enjoyed her own domestic assistance business until her health required her to retire in 2017. She treasured time with her family and friends! Her hobbies included: reading and collecting poetry, quotes, scriptures, and artifacts; she also enjoyed writing poetry and making art. Janelle attended Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church in Buchanan Dam and often spoke fondly of her church family.
Janelle, the eldest of five siblings, was fun-loving, mischievous, adventurous, and daring in her younger years. Her passion for music and dancing, her penchant for collecting arrowheads and watching the sun set, and her love for her family never wavered. She’s now having a wonderful reunion with her daddy, Elton Jackson; sister, Kay Jackson; and brother, Jay Jackson. Her loving and comforting presence is terribly missed by her spouse, Robbie Ward; daughters, Beverley Montano and Jami Saucedo; mother, Wilma Jackson; sister, Karen Jackson-Mayfield, husband Buddy, and son Joelton; brother Brad Jackson, sons Joshua and Bailey and fiancé Monica THE I Franklin; nine grandchildren: Harli and Hillari Feist; Mario, Gabby, and Isaac Saucedo; Ethan and Molly Leach; Jerika Atkinson and Melissa Lester; five great grandchildren: Zeke, Evelyn, Eli, Tyler, and Logan; and a plethora of additional friends and relatives.
It’s now been a full year, but those who love her, continue to grieve. Her body is now healed, but her charisma, wit, singing, facial expressions, character voices, dancing, jokes, and laugher are missed beyond measure. All who knew her will agree: there’s no one else like Janelle, fondly called “My Nellie,” by her mother.
Her family wishes, again, to express their gratitude to all who helped make her celebration of life happen on August 25, 2019. Whether you were part of the service, provided food or meaningful gifts, and/or offered emotional support, thank you. We’d like to express gratitude for Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church of Buchanan Dam, Pastor Johnny Sawyer, Ginger Chuter, Faith Academy, Ryan Steele Construction, and the many friends and extended family that loved on us--with cards, acts of service, and kind words. We were humbled and overwhelmed by the outpouring of friendship, thoughtfulness, kindness, love, and condolences from our community. While our hearts still ache with a vacancy that will never again be filled, we are given hope in faith that we will someday be reunited with our beloved Janelle.