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Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home

127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL

OBITUARY

Sarah Ellyn Davis

June 14, 1949February 5, 2020
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Sarah Ellyn Davis, 70, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 in Orange Park, FL after a brief illness. She was born on June 14, 1949 in Detroit, MI to the late Clarence and Grace Timpf. After high school, Sarah spent her young adulthood exploring life outside of Detroit, which included an extended stay in Spain. She eventually settled in Florida in the 1970s where she met her husband John. She served faithfully by his side as a dedicated Navy wife for 14 years. She also worked a series of service related jobs, giving her the opportunity to meet people and build relationships. Anyone who knew Sarah would describe her as loving, generous, and talkative. As the saying goes: she never met a stranger. Wherever she went, she would enjoy a conversation with whoever was near. She had the heart of a servant and would give whatever she had to help someone in need. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her family and cherished every holiday as if it was her favorite. She spent her last years as an active member of VVA Chapter #1059, a devoted caregiver to her husband and super-grandma to her two youngest grandchildren. Sarah leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 40 years, John Davis, Jr., sons: Robert Hogan Jr. and John (Jami) Davis, III, grandchildren: Khalil, John IV, and Layla, brothers: Edward Timpf, Thomas (Debra) Timpf, and Mitchell (Lauri) Timpf, sisters: Barbara Yates, Margaret (Stanley) Arrighi, Lea Timpf, Rita (James) Sterns, Linda (Charles) Sherman, and Anna (Floyd) Bracy, and faithful dogs Angel and Tee-bone. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Gregory Timpf and Frederick Timpf. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at 11am on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073, with visitation beginning at 10am. Interment will follow at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Sarah leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 40 years, John Davis, Jr., sons: Robert Hogan Jr. and John (Jami) Davis, III, grandchildren: Khalil, John IV, and Layla, brothers: Edward Timpf, Thomas (Debra) Timpf, and Mitchell (Lauri) Timpf, sisters: Barbara Yates, Margaret (Stanley) Arrighi, Lea Timpf, Rita (James) Sterns, Linda (Charles) Sherman, and Anna (Floyd) Bracy, and faithful dogs Angel and Tee-bone.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Gregory Timpf and Frederick Timpf.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Mary Anne Newman

February 12, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences. Sarah was an advocate of the VVA and AVVA. If there was something that needed to be done, she was one of the first to step up to the plate. She was always very positive and her concern was her dear husband, John. Rest In Peace, Sarah. I’m sure you’ve made many new friends in heaven.
Gary & Mary Anne Newman

Mary Perry

February 11, 2020

I met Sarah in 1996 At Canteen Vending co we worked together for 12yrs until I left in 2008 Sarha was the sweetest person you could ever meet always smiling and laughing and she always had a conversation for you and any advice that she could give I never never seen her angry we talked about 2mos ago for about an hour not knowing that would be our last.i will miss her but your job is done now God has pluck another Beautiful flower and took it home with. Rest peacefully in God's arms my friend

Mary Ryan

February 10, 2020

We may not be together
In the way we used to be
We are still connected by a
Cord no eye can see

So whenever I need to find you
We're never far apart
If I look beyond the horizon
And listen with my heart.

anonymous (sums up my feelings)

Ka-Tay LuCille Bennett

February 9, 2020

Since the day I met her at Citi, I noticed she knew no strangers. She was easy to talk to, & had such a sense of humor. with an infectious smile! Her & her family have been friends for many years. She will be dearly missed.

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Biography

Sarah Ellyn Davis, 70, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 in Orange Park, FL after a brief illness.
She was born on June 14, 1949 in Detroit, MI to the late Clarence and Grace Timpf.
After high school, Sarah spent her young adulthood exploring life outside of Detroit, which included an extended stay in Spain. She eventually settled in Florida in the 1970s where she met her husband John. She served faithfully by his side as a dedicated Navy wife for 14 years. She also worked a series of service related jobs, giving her the opportunity to meet people and build relationships.
Anyone who knew Sarah would describe her as loving, generous, and talkative. As the saying goes: she never met a stranger. Wherever she went, she would enjoy a conversation with whoever was near. She had the heart of a servant and would give whatever she had to help someone in need. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her family and cherished every holiday as if it was her favorite. She spent her last years as an active member of VVA Chapter #1059, a devoted caregiver to her husband and super-grandma to her two youngest grandchildren.
Sarah leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 40 years, John Davis, Jr., sons: Robert Hogan Jr. and John (Jami) Davis, III, grandchildren: Khalil, John IV, and Layla, brothers: Edward Timpf, Thomas (Debra) Timpf, and Mitchell (Lauri) Timpf, sisters: Barbara Yates, Margaret (Stanley) Arrighi, Lea Timpf, Rita (James) Sterns, Linda (Charles) Sherman, and Anna (Floyd) Bracy, and faithful dogs Angel and Tee-bone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Gregory Timpf and Frederick Timpf.
A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at 11am on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073, with visitation beginning at 10am. Interment will follow at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.