Margaret Elise Davis

December 25, 1929June 24, 2013
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Margaret Elise Davis, 83, of Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, the 24th of June 2013, after a brief illness at Memorial City Hospital.

Our beloved Mother was born on Christmas Day, the 25th of December 1929, in Houston, Texas. She was one of 14 children born to Parker A. Talley and A. Margaret Talley. She grew up in West University and was a graduate of Incarnate Word Catholic grade school high school. She was married at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church to Andrew R. Davis Jr. on the 19th of August 1950.

Elise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew R. Davis, Jr.; her parents, Parker A. Talley and Margaret E. Talley; her mother and father-in-law, Genevieve and Andrew R. Davis, Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and R.J. “Bob” Lingle; grandson, Andrew R. “Drew” Davis, IV; her sisters, Patsy Weber, Delores Nelson, Camille Nicholson; brothers, Alton Talley and Arthur Talley. She is survived by her three children and their families; Andrew R. ”Dusty” Davis III, wife Cindy and son, Kenny; Robert C. Davis and son, Dustin Davis; Dana Davis Blystone, her husband Jerry Blystone and their kids, Davis and Paige Elise. Her surviving Talley siblings include Barbara Pieri, Noel Holmberg, Melvin Talley, Jared Talley, Stella Talley, Susan Pennington, Katie Foster, and Laurel Freeman. Other survivors include numerous cousins and many nieces and nephews and their wonderful extended families. Special friends, Valdean and Jack Read and many other friends.

She was a member and founding parishioner of Saint Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Houston. She was a devout Christian and practiced her Catholic faith since childhood. Above all else, she was a generous, caring and compassionate person who is at peace with our Lord today. She loved, and was loved by all, especially her family.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 27th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 28th of June, at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, 10503 Westheimer Road in Houston, where Fr. Scott Blick is to celebrate. The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. In lieu of customary remembrances, please consider memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice.

“Many thanks for your words and prayer during this time. Dusty, Robert and Dana”.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013

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Dusty Davis

June 29, 2013

To all our friends and family, thank you so much for the prayers and kind words extended to us during this time. We thank each and every one who
came to the viewing, service, graveside service and or to the house afterwards. Each of you has great memories of mother. She was a wonderful Sister, Mother, Wife, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. All our best,
from Dusty, Robert and Dana.

Debra Stclair

June 27, 2013

Our prayers go to you and the family. Take comfort in knowing heaven has gained an angel.
Debra & Ray

June 26, 2013

Dusty and Cindy and the entire family,

Our deep condolences. Time may keep us apart, but I have many memories of your mom that will not fade away. I am sure Our Lord has a peaceful place picked out for her. You have our best wishes.

Mark and Regina Lorenzen

June 26, 2013

My sympathies to all of you. Dusty, Robert, & Dana, you (& your families) were the light of her life. She always spoke about you. I will miss seeing her, & helping her with her tax work. She was simply lovely. Judy March

June 26, 2013

Dusty, Robert, Dana:

Deepest condolences from the Pace's. While I only got to meet your Mother a couple of times......she had to be a great Lady.....after all.....she helped create you three wonderful souls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families.

Pat & Joanie


June 26, 2013

We will miss you, friend.

June 26, 2013

Dusty, Robert and Dana you wrote such beautiful words about Elise and she was truly beautiful inside and out. We will al remember her kindness, generosity and great love for all family. She was our cookie and cake baker and such a good example to everyone on loving your family and friends. Her spirit will remain through you. Rest in Peace pretty lady! Love, Barbara, Parker, Lynn and Brian Pieri

Amy, Clay, Emily, Amanda Elise & Erin Wick

June 26, 2013

Aunt Elise was very special to our entire family. We named our second daughter after her. Her loving nature would light up the room. Aunt Elise was the classic example of a true lady. She showed a genuine interest in all who knew her. We will miss her with all our hearts! We are deeply saddened and pray for the entire family. Heaven is a whole lot brighter place with her presence. God bless!

Phil Pace

June 26, 2013

Pace's send our deepest sympathies to the family. Robert, Dusty and Dana, we love you guys. Blessings and peace,
Phil and Linda

Jamie Taylor <Nelson> Bowen

June 26, 2013

Aunt Elise was such a sweet and loving person. The kids will always remember her as "the sister that made the sugar cookies". I will always remember her as an amazingly sweet and genuine aunt-in-law, whose smile always brightened a room. She was a blessing in my life and I will miss her. May you rest in peace, Aunt Elise