OBITUARY

Barbara Davis May

October 18, 1945February 18, 2021

Barbara Davis May, 75, of Dayton, TX passed away February 18, 2021. She was born in Baytown, TX on October 18, 1945 to D.H. Davis and Grace Smilie Davis. Barbara loved working and made many friends from her jobs at First American Bank, Statewide Capital, and her last job at OSR Services where she worked to the age of 75. She enjoyed reading, watching Hallmark movies, cheering on the Houston Astros, playing Bunco with the same group of friends for 20+ years, and visiting casinos with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James Robert “Bob” Davis and Billie Wayne Davis, and oldest granddaughter, Ashley Grace May. She is survived by her daughters, Darla Burton and husband Terry of Baytown and Rhonda Kircus and husband Matthew of Dayton, sister, Nellie Marie Watkins of Baytown, 4 granddaughters, 5 great-grandsons, and many other family and friends. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 5-8 pm at Navarre Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital one of Barbara’s favorite charities.

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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Nellie Watkins

February 21, 2021

I am so sadden by the loss of my sister. She will be missed forever. We shared so many memories. When she was small I would rock her while Mom was cooking. When we went to the movie theater when she was just walking, she would walk most of the way and when we got near the theater, I would pick her up and hold her and they would not charge an admission for her. I carried her around so much and some would ask if she was my child. I would replay NO and replied she was by sister. We enjoyed so many holidays and special occasions together. I always enjoyed our one-on-one conversations throughout the years. You are at peace now and can visit with our Dad, Dowen Hughes, and Mom Grace Smiley. Our brothers Billie Wayne (Bill) and James Robert (Bob) will there also.

Claude Watkins

February 21, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. She will truly be missed. She was a sweet and inspiration aunt. Still have many memories from the past 65 years that I had with her. There were many holidays celebrated with her and family. The exciting camping trips will be remembered forever.

Shirley Stanley

February 20, 2021

We spent most of our life together & I have so many awesome memories of us together. You are already missed so much. A lot of the memories are the holidays we spent together & the New Years that we celebrated together.. They were so much fun. I remember the time when we were young & u said something smarty to Grandma & she popped u. I told her she shouldn't be popping u. So she put both of us in the dark room together for our timeout. We were only 9 yrs apart & we talked everyday for years.. You had a love of life & enjoyed every moment going to all the places to see the world. I love you so much & know that now u are @ peace. Will see u on the other side. What a precious gift & buddy u were for me..

Rebecca Pratt

February 20, 2021

Dearest Rhonda & To All The Family,

I was so sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. I can't imagine the void that leaves behind, but please know that Michael & I are thinking of you & keeping all of you in our hearts. I met your mom only once, when we were in high school, & she was so nice to me, welcoming me into your home. With our Prayers & Sympathy, Becky & Michael

Miriam Griffin

February 20, 2021

Have so many great memories with my dear old friend Barbara May, goes back 40 years .
Darla and Rhonda sorry about the loss of your Mom. My thought and prayers are with you all.

Kathy Oliver

February 20, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many, many fond memories of Barbara. I loved playing Bunco with her and all the others in the group. She had a great sense of humor and was so much fun to be around. I know she will be greatly missed.
Kathy Oliver