Melida Daniels

Mélida Yvette Catón Daniels

October 6, 1972 - May 5, 2022

Our mother, Mélida Yvette Daniels died on May 5th, 2022 after a battle with breast cancer.  She was 49 years old.  Our Mom was born October 6th, 1972, in Washington, DC and grew up in Panama.  She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her.  She also had many friends and was well loved in Frisco, Texas, Columbia, South Carolina, and Panama.  Our Mom never stopped fighting, no matter how sick she was.  She was always determined.  When anyone else would have broken, my Mom stayed strong.

Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looks like.  There was no quit in her.  Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.  Our Mom had a compassionate spirit.  She was the light of the world.  She always left a positive impact no matter where she was.  Her passion was caring for others.

She is survived by her sons, Andrew Daniels and Aaron Daniels, both of Frisco, Texas; parents, John Catón and Myrna Atkinson; brother, John Catón; sister, Renee Catón; nieces, Sophie Catón and Pearl Catón; nephew, Steeven Catón; and Andrew and Aaron’s father, Clinton L. Daniels.

Mélida was preceded in death by her brother’s wife, Rosie Catón.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas 75033. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

The service will be livestreamed at the following link; The recorded version will be available for viewing at the same link after the service.

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I will ALWAYS remember my prima Melida. Her smile, her love to her sons, love to the family, and her love for adventure. I loved how daring and fun she was! I always admired her resilience, her strength, determination and realness. Her boys were her life, and we loved seeing how she raised them to be strong and smart young men. To Andrew and Aaron, God truly blessed you with an amazing mother. Continue to embrace her wisdom, remember the good times, and keep her close to your hearts. Celebrate her life well lived. To her brother, my dear cousin John Jr, remember the good and fun times you spent with your sister. She loved you so much! Since I was a child, I looked up to you both. To her mom, dad and the rest of the family, please know that we love you and you can count on me and Rick anytime! May God give you strength and comfort. With Love, Jovanka Caton-Campbell Rick and Jovanka Campbell , May 11, 2022 Mel, you would often thank me for taking the time to speak with you about your medical decisions. I want to THANK YOU for being so selfless and trying to help my son with his career during the most difficult time of your life. We talked about a lot, for hours sometimes. Though I am sad for your sweet boys and family, I am glad that you no longer have to make those hard decisions. Until we meet again, Taura Andrew and AD, I will continue to be here as long as you need me! Taura Smith, May 11, 2022 RIP amiga, you will be truly missed 
Stephanie Alleyne, May 11, 2022 Rest in power prima. Gone but would no be forgotten prayers for the family and may God keep his angels to watch over your boys. Love always Xiomara Caton Xiomara Caton, May 11, 2022 Andrew and Aaron, I was a co-worker of your mom's at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. If you didn't already know, your mom was a hard worker, showed great attention to detail, and she pushed herself to do better and better. And, I will always remember how much she loved you two. I was very sorry to hear of her passing and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Paula Greenway Paula Greenway, May 10, 2022 Our sincere condolences to our dear friends Myrna Atkinson and John Caton Sr. (parents of Melida) on this very sad occasion. We pray that the Lord will provide you with the comfort that you and other members of your family need at this time. May you find comfort in the lovely memories that Melida leaves behind. Alonso and Carmela Gobern, Panama Republic of Panama, May 10, 2022