Lavora Bundy

January 30, 1963December 30, 2020

LaVora “Paula” Davis Bundy

LaVora “Paula” Davis Bundy peacefully departed this earthly life on December 30,2020 in the loving presence of her family after a short illness. LaVora accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful Christian and a member of Christ Church Episcopal for many years. LaVora had a loving heart and enjoyed many beloved relationships with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

LaVora was a 1980 graduate of Brainerd High School. She attended and graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught pre-K-3-year-old children for many years at the Volunteer Community School and Howard Elementary School. LaVora also worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

She also volunteered for many years with The Davis Healthcare System serving the elderly of our community in the roles of social and support services delivery. LaVora was a strong businesswoman and entrepreneur. She developed her own Day Care and Learning Center business focused upon early childhood development and cognitive skills attainment in children. LaVora truly loved and enjoyed helping all people. She always warmly greeted others with an affectionate smile and kind words of support and encouragement.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. John Kirk and grandparents, Robert W. Kirk Sr. and Jimmy Lee (Moody) Kirk and Ollie Lee Lampkins, and great grandmother, Mary Jowers.

She leaves to cherish her memories two loving children, Jere’ Ariel Yazmine Bundy, and Jeremiah Turner. Four beautiful grandchildren, Sye’orey Peters, Corey Peters, Tayla Oakley, and Tyla Oakley. Her Loving mother, Mrs. Dorris Davis and brother, LuBron (Miranda) Davis, and sisters Lorraine (Richard) Brown and Margert (Brimsley) Findley. A very special and devoted aunt and uncle, Jessie(Jimmie) Anderson and Alvin Lee (Jeehan)Ar-Rahmaan. Very close and caring nieces Kes’Hia Bonner, Michelle Thapa, and Kimberly Davis.

Special friends Dr. Yolanda Ann Slaughter, Tracy S. Lynch, Carlos Norwood, Bridgette A. Daniels, Lisa Wade-Bumpus and Tonya Johnson.

She will lie in state for public viewing on January 14th 2021 at the Advantage Funeral Home located at 1724 McCallie Avenue from 3:pm to 7: pm. A private Celebration of Life “immediate family only” service will be held on Friday January 15th, 2021 in the main chapel of Advantage Funeral Home with Dr. Richard L. Brown serving as the eulogist via video livestream. Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, facemasks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing will be required at all times.

“Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet shall they live, and whoever believes in me, shall never die. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. I died, and behold I am live for evermore, and I hold the keys of hell and death. Because I live, ye shall live also.” John 11:25

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In My Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, so where I am, there you shall be also.” John 14:1-2

Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit our website to share your memories:


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    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Alycia Tatum

January 16, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that time and wonderful memories will ease your pain. God bless.

Vernita Hughes

January 16, 2021

Lavora will always be my longtime friend. We have a lot of precious memories. I love you!

Markus Holland

January 15, 2021

Sorry for your Loss. Condolences to you Jeremiah! Your friend Markus

Robin Truss

January 13, 2021

Rest in peace my classmate, friend and neighbor! 🙏🏽

LaTonia (Soddy) Swafford Davenport

January 13, 2021

Lavora will be missed! A great woman and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family!!

Sharon Orr

January 12, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the family!


January 12, 2021

My prayers are continual for the Lord to comfort you and keep 🙏 you in perfect peace. Lavora truly will be missed!

Donna Brown

January 10, 2021

Rest in peace my dear friend will be missed by me and so many others love always.❤

Katrina Amerson

January 8, 2021

My sympathy and prayers to the family. Lavora was a beautiful person. She will be missed. Praying for her whole family. God bless them all.

Tracy Lynch

January 8, 2021

My friend who became Family is gone but will forever be remembered. My heart pains for the Davis Family and you have my deepest condolences. Each thought of Lavora will bring a smile to us all. Heaven truly gained an Angel. Love you Lavora. Rest well.