for Berniece T. Davis of Valparaiso, Indiana, formerly of Mountain Home,
Arkansas were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015, at College &
North Church of Christ, with Ken Burton officiating. Visitation was Friday,
December 4, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Kirby & Family Funeral
Home in Mountain Home.
from this life on November 27, 2015, in Valparaiso, Indiana, at the age of
She was born on May
30, 1928, in Tippah County, Mississippi, the daughter of Oliver and Sarrah (Hodum)
She married Doyle
Dean Davis on July 8, 1944, at Randolph County, Arkansas.
being with and doing for others. She participated in many volunteer
activities at church, including being part of the making of bears and
bunnies for the hospital. There were always plenty of stuffing and bow
making at her home. She always had something cooked for someone in need or
unexpected guests. Berniece was the second youngest of ten children and
greatly missed her mother when she passed. Her outlet for this love was
directed to someone older whom she could help and or comfort. Berniece
enjoyed china painting, quilting and loved her gardening and her flowers,
especially her roses. She was a wonderful mom who cherished her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and expressed her love with special
gifts that she had handcrafted. In a reflective moment a couple years
earlier, Berniece commented "Doyle and I have had a good life".
survived by her daughter Sheilla Davis of Chesterton, Indiana, son Delton
Davis of Saint Joseph Missouri, one sister; Quilla Hightower of Stanton,
Tennessee, four grandchildren; Shelley Ginn (Clay) of Saint Charles, MO,
Andrew Davis (Cheryl) of Keizer, OR, Joshua Davis (Julie) of Chesapeake, VA,
Jennifer Stotler (Stephen) of O'Fallon, MO and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Oliver and Sarrah Tapp and by her husband, Doyle Dean
Burial will be in
the Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, AR, with Andrew Davis,
Joshua Davis, Stephen Stotler, and Clay Ginn as pallbearers.
Memorials may be
made to Shults Lewis Children’s Home, PO Box 471, Valparaiso, IN, 46384, or
Children's Homes, 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR, 72450, in lieu of
were handled by White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. Memories and
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