PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE FAMILY
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).