Elizabeth Gail Pittman-McDaniel, 77, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday July 28, 2022 at my home in Kentwood. She was a graduate of Franklinton High School. She also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University at Hammond in Education. She was an elementary school teacher at Spring Creek and also taught two years at Southeastern. She was a member of the school board for several years. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where she was actively involved, especially with music. Gail was also a lover of nature and its flowers where she spent many hours after her retirement. Gail is survived by her husband of 14 years, Larry McDaniel, and her children: Brandon W. Pittman and his wife Julia and son Poete of Kentwood; Nicholas G. Pittman and wife Nicole and Elise and Russell of Lafayette; his stepchildren, Kristin and Eric Latham and his daughters, Madison and Lakyn of Kentwood; and David and Tori McDaniel and their children, Anslee, Austin, Alaina, Madison and Collin of Kentwood; and her sister Sharron and husband Charley Creel and children Belinda, Stacy and David of Baton Rouge; sister-in-law, Carol Jean and Fernie Ray Gill and children, Steve Gill, Sonya McCoy and Keith Gill and Linda and Harold Fussell and children; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Mode Brock and her mother, Linnie Duetta Brock Walker; and her husband, Russell Douglas Pittman, and son Russell “Rusty” Pittman, Jr. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday and 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. worship services Tuesday, August 2, 2022 with the Revs. Eric Latham, Bill Bolton, Austin McDaniel and Matthew Gazaway referee. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. The pallbearers are David Creel, Porte Pittman, Kelvin McDaniel, Terry Benoit, Denny Strickland and Jimmy Strickland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Youth/Children’s Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, making arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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