Elfrieda Yvonne Alexander McDaniel, 79, of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of Burnsville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2023, at the Citizens Care & Rehab in Frederick, Maryland.

She was born August 1, 1943, in Waynesboro, Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles Andrew Alexander and Earline Elizabeth Page.

Elfrieda retired from BB&T as a Mortgage Officer with 32 years of service.

She was a member of Burnsville Methodist Church and the Burnsville Women’s Group. She loved the community of Burnsville and was proud to call it home. She could always be found sitting on her porch watching the hummingbirds and playing with her cats or gardening and canning her vegetables.  She volunteered as a substitute teacher and enjoyed music of all kinds. She adored her family, especially her grandkids. She was a frequent visitor to Walmart and The Dollar General Stores.

She is survived by her children David McDaniel & wife Joy of Glenwood, Maryland, Mark McDaniel & wife Rocheal of Smithsburg, Maryland; five grandchildren, Dale & fiancé Jessica, Chris & fiancé Katie, Dylan, Emily, and Wayne; sisters-in-law Betty Alexander and Joyce Alexander both of Burnsville, Virginia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her companion of 27 years, Robert Lee “Bob” McGee; and 3 brothers, Charles “Charlie” Edward Alexander, Samuel David Alexander, and Wade Alexander.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Burnsville Methodist Church, 9280 Tower Hill Road, Burnsville, Virginia, with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Interment will be in Burnsville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends attending the Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burnsville United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Alexander, 104 Buck Run Lane, Burnsville, Virginia 24487 OR Alzheimer’s Association, Central & Western Virginia Chapter, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901.


  1. So sorry for the family. Elfrieda was such a wonderful person and will be missed.

    • Elfrieda was a great friend. I hadn’t seen her since she left Burnsville. Prayers for her family.

    • Like so many others who were drawn to Frieda by her charm and infectious smile, Jeff and I are deeply grieved by her passing. I loved chatting with her about the children she would sub for, clearly she has left a huge footprint in everyone’s heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with youfamily and friends
      Love Jeff & Peggie McDaniel

  2. Aunt Frieda was a wonderful Aunt and I spent quite a bit of time in Her house. Many days after school and on weekends as well. Mark and I were always up to something, mostly just having a good time. But when We were up to no good She most likely caught us and shut it right down. I ate dinner there many nights as well. She will surly be missed. ❤️

    • She’s smiling and laughing from heaven looking at you boys

  3. Freda I didn’t know you very long but the time I spent working for you l enjoyed every moment. Thanks Hillary and Missy For giving me the opportunity!

  4. I’m sorry I won’t be able to travel to Burnsville to pay my respects but all the family will be in my hearts and prayers tomorrow. Frieda had some tough years in the end but now she can join her family and especially her brothers and is free from all illnesses and confusion. God bless you all.

  5. Frieda always treated me with kindness and I remember when she would have me babysit for Dave and Mark. (That’s until Pat took my job!) I use to love when Larry and Frieda took us to the creamery at U of MD for ice cream. Rest in Peace, Frieda.

  6. Frieda was one of my best substitute teachers at Millboro Elementary. She worked with my special education students that ranged from those with intellectual disabilities to those with specific learning disabilities. She treated them all with respect and kindness and they responded with the same to her. I am thankful that I knew Frieda. May light perpetual shine on her forever.
    Peace and comfort to her families.
    Beth Hart


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