“THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG, PRAISING MY SAVIOR, ALL THE DAY LONG” In the beginning, in the year 1967 during April, on the 5th day. God created and gave life to a boy child named Richard Mark McDaniel on the Southside in the State of Illinois in the City of Chicago. Born to Richard Mitchell and Evelyn McDaniel. Growing up in Chicago, life had its obstacles but during my life, I found Christ in Cumberland, Maryland at Metropolitan A.M.E Church under Pastor Luke J. Robinson. In school, I was challenged but Mathematics was my strength. In sports, I ran Track and played Football. I was gifted with Numerous Talents and Abilities: As A Musician, Farmer, painter, Athlete, Entertainer, creative Builder, and my favorite of all as a Mechanic, I love to fix: CARS, BOATS, MOPEDS, DIRTBIKES, ENGINES, YOU NAME IT! With the memories of Life I’ve Made: Let the Moments and Experiences be cherished by My Moma- Evelyn (Dave) Cooper. My Nine Children: Terrelle (Tamiko) Deas, Latesia Bryant, Shakirah (Steven) Long, Tiffany Bryant, Kiara Bryant, Christine Bryant, Darious McDaniel, Alicia Wells, and Ola Duni McKinney-McDaniel. Three siblings: One Brother Garry (Hope) Mitchell, Two sisters: Jatonne Mitchell, and Markeisha (Zdany) Chisholm and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends.