Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed and very dear.
  • 64 years old
  • Born on August 14, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on March 30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Paula Cockrum McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on March 30, 2019 at the age of 64. She was born on August 14, 1954 to Leonard and Betty (Kingman) Cockrum in Dallas, Texas. Paula married James McDaniel in October of 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Paula is survived by her husband of 5 years, James McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Jason Fondren of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Tera Andrews and husband, Bryan of Wylie, Texas; granddaughters, Amelia Andrews and Eleanor Andrews; sister, Mary Barr of Pottsboro, Texas; nephew, Aaron Andrews of Plano, Texas; niece, Candace Barr and husband, Nick Wallace of Pensacola, Florida; great-niece, Olivia Wallace of Pensacola, Florida; sister-in-law, Trish Castro of Round Rock, Texas; former husband, Danny Fondren of Murphy, Texas; and an abundance of loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Cockrum; her brother, Leonard N. Cockrum, Jr.; and her sister, Linda Anderson.

Paula was a long time member of Murphy Road Baptist Church where she loved to help serve with the children’s ministry. She dearly loved planning activities for Jason and Tera’s closest friends during the summer breaks from school. In addition, she enjoyed volunteering at Salvation Army. Her last gift was to donate herself to the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas with the hope her body can be used to save others through research.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 1301 E. 15th St., Plano, Texas 75074.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to:

UNT Health Science Center
Office of Institutional Advancement
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Please make your check payable to: UNTHSC Foundation, designate the Anatomy Development Fund-Paula McDaniel in the memo section.

Posted by Betty Cockrum on 15th April 2019
Precious Paula, I miss you so! I still can't believe you and your dad left me so close together. I know you are both in the arms of our Lord and no longer hurt. One day we will all be together when the Lord sets the date. I love you so and love never dies.

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