American Veteran 02

Louis Melvin "Hoodie" McDaniel

April 9, 1945 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 76)


A Celebration of Life


The Celebration of Life honoring the legacy of Louis Melvin “Hoodie” McDaniel, a well-known citizen will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. The Celebration will be held at The Word Church, 9383 Syble Drive.  Dr. George Glass, Jr. will serve as the officiant of the services.  Following the services, the family will greet other relatives and friends at  The Greater Word of Life Ministries on the Mer Rouge Road. The Interment will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, in the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana. To send words of condolence, flowers, plants, or to light a candle, kindly go to



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They Called Him “Hoodie”


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

John 14:27 


On Monday, April 19, 1945, Fannie Neal and Sylvester McDaniel were blessed with their fourth son of seven children. To this child was given the name Louis Melvin. “Hoodie” as he was fondly called by family and friends alike, grew up in a family filled with love for God, family, and his fellowmen.

          His devotion and love of his country were evident as he served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. As a decorated war veteran, Hoodie received several medals of commendation including a National Service Commendation, a Vietnam Conflict Medal, and Overseas Service Medal.

           On February 14, 1970, Louis took unto himself a beautiful bride, Ms. Linda Jean Johnson, the love of his life. They were blessed with two sons, Louis Anthony and Omar Leon Terrell.

          On March 10, 2022, Louis Melvin “Hoodie” McDaniel quietly transitioned from his earthly home "to land so bright and fair.


“He was not just a soldier. He was God's favorite son”

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March 18, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM
The Word Church
9383 Syble Drive
Bastrop7, LA 71220

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