Joyce L. Davis

June 15, 1928November 19, 2012

Our most beloved, Aunty Joyce, went to be with our Holy Lord Jesus on November 19, 2012. Joyce was born in Hamlin, Texas on June 15, 1928 to Clint and Birtie (Gregory) Pyron. She attended schools in New Moore and Tahoka, Texas. Joyce married Jessie Denver (J.D.) Davis on June 17, 1943 and they lived the majority of their life in Tahoka. Moving to Lubbock eventually. On November 1, 1954 the love of her life, son Jerry Don, was born and through adoption they were a family of three. Tragically, on October 5th, 1980, Jerry a DPS officer was killed in the line of duty. On May 19, 1998, after. 55 years of marriage, her husband J.D. died. Her brother Darius precede her in death also. Joyce is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Through life's tough lessons Joyce remained a strong Christian lady, also fun loving and quick witted. She loved music, Elvis, and traveling.

Joyce was a "mom" to many of her nieces and nephews throughout the years, they described her as caring, giving, and always there for them, enhancing their lives immeasurably. Joyce lived her life as God's true meaning of what a Proverbs 31 woman would live.

Joyce worked at Dayton Parker Drugstore in Tahoka, and sold in insurance in Lubbock and also worked for LISD.

Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral home from 5:00-7:00 on Friday, funeral services will be at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel at 1:00 on Saturday. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Special thanks to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Corporal John Gonzales, Randi Haggard, Kathy Harbert, and the doctors and nurses at Covenant Hospital ER and South 8.



  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2012


  • Officiating

Joyce L. Davis

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Lora Southerland

November 24, 2012

Mrs. Davis was a classy lady . I will always remember our talks about her son . My husband was a LPD officer and she would always tell me she prayed for his safety . May her family feel God's loving arms around them .

November 23, 2012

A wonderful lady. Very special to all the Edwards clan. We will miss you. Billy Wayne Edwards

Tom Schulmeyer

November 23, 2012

A wonderful lady and always so nice she will be missed by all

Nancy Cooper

November 23, 2012

Blessings and prayers for the entire family of Joyce, a precious, Christian woman. I know her heavenly family reunion has been JOY-FILLED.
Most sincerely, Nancy (Tyler) Cooper

November 23, 2012

I worked with JD at DPS and became friends with Mrs. Davis through JD. She was such a sweet precious Christian lady who loved her family dearly and loved all of us at DPS. What an honor it was to work with JD and know Mr. and Mrs. Davis. I am so sorry for your loss but know that she is in heaven with her sweet husband and precious son. Sherron Fisher

John Gonzalez

November 23, 2012

My family and I send our prayers out to the Davis family. It has been an honor to know the Davis family and to had been involved with Mrs. Davis. I have known her since 1991 and I have had a great respect for all that she has endured in her life with the loss of Jerry, since he was the inspiration for me to become a State Trooper. May God Bless her in the next chapter of her life. She will be dearly missed.

Corey Davis

November 22, 2012

What a very special lady, she will be missed by so many. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. I'm very sorry for your loss.