Linda Lloyd Davis PASSES

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE FAMILY OF

 

Linda Lloyd Davis

( October 6, 1938 - June 13, 2021 )

Heaven gained another Angel Sunday night, June 13, 2021. Spreading her wings, Linda Lloyd Davis, left to join those who had gone before her. Her church is planning to have a Celebration of Her Life during and after the service on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., at the United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.

Everyone is welcome and they also will Live Stream the service.

Linda was born at Halifax Hospital on October 6, 1938. She was the first daughter of Luke and Mamie Lloyd. Linda attended North Ridgewood Elementary and Mainland Jr. and Sr. High School, making life long friends along the way, graduating from MHS in 1956.

She attended Florida State University for a time - then, came home and worked in the banking industry and married her high school sweetheart, E. Holmes Davis; they have two sons Lloyd and Mark Davis.

When the boys were of school age, Linda returned to college - earning her Associates Degree from Daytona Beach Community College and her Bachelor's degree in Education from Bethune Cookman College. She began teaching elementary students and became a reading specialist - traveling to numerous schools in the county. She was valued for her dedication and attention to detail, and her love for her students.

While serving as Asst. Principal at Pine Trails Elementary in Ormond Beach, she was sought out by Volusia County Schools Administration to design and facilitate curriculum for Turie T. Small Elementary. She accomplished this and served there as Assistant Principal for many years. Sometime along the way, she returned to school and earned her Master's degree in Administration from Stetson University. Linda completed her teaching career as Assistant Principal of South Daytona Elementary before her retirement in 2000.

Linda was active in her community and in her church - always assuming a leadership role. She was past president of Peninsula Juniors Womens Club and numerous committee chairmanships for Southminster Presbyterian Church (now known as United Presbyterian) as well as wider roles for the Presbytery - including formation of the counseling center, acting as facilitator for HUM (Halifax Urban Ministries).

As a teenager, she was active in the Order of the Rainbow for Girls and was selected as "Grand Worthy Advisor" for the state of Florida. She traveled Florida and the nation to speak at Assemblies with other girls representing their state - she presided over Grand Assembly; a three-day gathering of over 3,000 attendees at Peabody Auditorium. Following that week, she and Holmes were married on June 22, 1958 at the First Methodist Church on Bay Street in Daytona.

She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as Holmes' parents, Oscar "Doc" and Mallie "MeMe" Davis - who were especially close and supportive to she and Holmes throughout their lifetime. Left behind to cherish her loving memory are her husband of 63 years, Holmes Davis; their sons Lloyd (Ann), Mark (Joyce) and their grandchildren Luke (Lynn) and Andrew (Becky) and Mallory (Rodrigo) and Connor (Savannah). In addition, her ever expanding great grandchildren Rowen, William, Ezra, Haven and Quincy in Seattle and Anderson in Jacksonville. As well as her sister Barbara (Arthur) Giles, nieces Sheri O'Neil and Belinda (David) Fedor and nephew Brad (Leigh Anne) Giles.

The past three years of her beautiful life were diminished by the cruelty of dementia. The loss of her ability to express her thoughts, her mobility and other physical difficulties were "endured" only by the constant, unfailing care of her sweetheart, Holmes and her supporting family. The family would like to extend their love and thanks to the staff and volunteers of Hospice Care of Port Orange (Halifax Health) for their care and support in her most recent days.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Her church - Southminster Presbyterian Church (now known as United Presbyterian), Hospice Care of Port Orange (Halifax Health), and/or HUM (Halifax Urban Ministries).

"The time has come

for me to leave this life.

I have fought a good fight.

I have finished the race.

I have kept the faith.

Now there is in store for me

a crown of righteousness

which the Lord, the righteous

judge, will award me in that day."

 

We honor the memory of

Linda Lloyd Davis

And Offer prayers for the family.

Send your cards to:

Holmes Davis

934 Duncan Road

South Daytona, Fl 32119


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