Ona Myrle Youngblood Davis

Published 8:41 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ona Myrle Youngblood Davis went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, December 28, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, December 31 at First Baptist Church of Troy with Dr. Luke Lane and Rev. Mack Lowery officiating. Visitation will be in the church parlor from 12:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the service. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband Dacre Green Davis, Sr; son Dacre Green Davis, Jr; granddaughter Trecia Davis; grandson William Albert Fridlin Jr., parents William Thomas and Marah Motes Youngblood; sisters Evelyn Youngblood and Ruth Youngblood Green; brothers Thomas Hebron Youngblood, Clifton Motes Youngblood and Herbert Hoover Youngblood. She is survived by children William Thomas Davis (Frances), Virginia Davis Fridlin (Bert), Herbert Motes Davis (Becky), Larry Jack Davis (Linda), Richard Manley Davis, and daughter-in-law Mary Davis Lee (Fitz). Grandchildren include Mark Thomas Davis (Catherine), Jeffrey William Davis, Juli-Anna Lavers (Bill), Dacre Lee Davis (Jackie), Kelli Malia Destin (A.G. “Bubba”), Melissa Lain Murrell (Jeff), Dacre Lewis Davis, Matthew Scott Davis (Randi), Cameron Wynn Davis (Morgan), Emily Kristine Moore (Joey), Manley Green Davis (Becky), and Christopher Vincent Davis. She also had twenty-five great grandchildren. Mrs. Davis loved her Lord and served Him in many capacities in Ansley Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Troy where she taught three-year-old Sunday School for fifty years. She especially enjoyed Wednesday night fellowship dinners/ prayer meeting and GOAL Club activities. Her brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins were much loved. She loved people and made friends easily. Her neighbors, her children’s friends, and those with whom she worked and shared became family members. Another of her great joys was cooking for family and friends. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and received great joy through sharing their bounty. A special talent was sharing love with young children through teaching, encouraging, playing, exploring, challenging, or just rocking. The impact of her generous love will be felt deeply and widely. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the GOAL Club and the Baraca Sunday School class. Memorials may be made to the GOAL Club of FBC or Open Arms Ministry in care of Riverview Baptist Church.

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