Phyllis Helen Davis

August 9, 1950August 13, 2018

Phyllis Helen Davis, 68, of Nashville died Monday, August 13, 2018 in her home. She was born August 9, 1950 in Indianapolis to Lester Paul Weiss and Martha Jean Pich Weiss. She was a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Trinity Woodworks.

Survivors include her four children, Vassar (Becky) Davis of Middletown, Ohio, Leyla Davis of Nashville, Harmony (Richard) Gist of Nashville and Daniel (Kelsey) Davis of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Myah and Joshua Woodard and Colton and Gabriel Gist; six siblings, Lester Weiss, Jeanne Salin, Patti Shanahan, her twin Phillip Weiss, Tony Weiss and Andy Bowman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 27 years, Hugh Davis; and a son, Gabriel Davis.

Phyllis was a member of The Bridge Brown County. She was a champion swimmer in her youth and was well known for her sense of humor. Phyllis led worship for 30 years, mostly known for being in the group Proclamation; she was everyone’s prayer warrior and listened, counselled and supported those around her.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Rising Hope Baptist Church, 1267 Old State Road 46, Nashville.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Amanda Arnold

August 19, 2018

Phyllis was a kindred spirit. She was one of my best friends. She was always there for everyone and showed so much love and support. One of God's most noble prayer warriors!! I'm thankful she is reunited with those she lost. But i will miss her so very much!! Until we meet again beautiful soul!! ❤

Jeanne Salin

August 18, 2018

Thank you Phyllis for the many poems, thoughts of kindness, creative moments and wonderful adventures you shared with others. All the stray animals, lost souls and hurting people you ministered to will certainly miss their special angel. Your children are your reward as you watch over them from above,

Say hello to the loved ones waiting to greet you and once again enjoy your creative thoughts and selflessness. I will miss my partner in crime for sure.

I will meet up with you in heaven, so save me a good seat!

You are one of a kind! 😇

Earl Piper

August 17, 2018

Bye Phyllis (Heart) Earl

Rhonda Norton

August 17, 2018

My precious Philly, I can't believe your not here on earth anymore. I know that you are in the presence of God, your reward for the life you lived. I know you prayed for me all the time and you never hesitated to tell me you loved me. I always felt so good after our times together. You always know what to say. I'll never forget that belly laugh when you would get tickled. You could always be so fun. Even when we were exchanging silly text messages in my heart I could just imagine what you looked and. sounded like as you were typing. Sometimes I forget that your gone. Like yesterday when I was at the grocery store I caught myself walking toward these beautiful watermelons and cantelope thinking that you would really enjoy those. Then suddenly it hit me and it made my heart ache. I love you my friend. Please continue to intercede for me and perhaps we'll meet again one day!

Chris Ritzmann (formerly McGrayel)

August 17, 2018

Phyllis was possibly the most honest person I've ever met. She was down to earth when it came to doing without, because her "mind was on things above". Phyllis was extravagantly generous with her time and attention. Her gift for music was wondrous and inspiring and she was generous with that too. I give thanks to God for the loving and lovely-inside Phyllis.

Dee Dee Bemenderfer

August 15, 2018

What accolades could be spoken that wouldn't echo the hearts of us all. I just know that she championed me when I didn't know I needed to be championed. She saw more in me than I saw in myself. She was my Jesus with skin on, and hugged like she meant it. She was not perfect and would let you know it; yet her wisdom often was just what was needed. Her strong rebukes where wrapped in compassion and brought transformation if one would listen. I grieve I will not be there with you all to celebrate her life, but I know she is proud of where the Father has lead me. I know she played a big part in catapulting me into this destiny. I am know I am richer for her gracing my life. O how I love you all.

Doug Barnett

August 15, 2018

Phyllis will always be a part of my family and always missed. She was a great friend and a great friend to my wife Sandy. Im sure she is enjoying seeing Jesus and other loved ones in heaven.

Ashley Tollison

August 15, 2018

Phyllis was one of those special people that when you were around her she made you feel like you were very very special. I have been her neighbor for years and I couldn't have asked for a better neighbor and friend. We thought of Phyllis as family we looked out for each other and I am truly going to miss taking my dogs out early in the morning and seeing her smiling face on her porch. Fly high Phyllis we love you and you will be missed dearly.

Kay Elkins

August 15, 2018

What can I say that hasn't been said... she was my prayer warrior, my go-to gal, when my heart was broken she brought me comfort. When I cried so did she. When I laughed, she did too. Heaven is a better place with her there... be at rest my precious friend, I will see you soon...