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Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK

OBITUARY

Debbie Davis

June 18, 1956February 8, 2020

Funeral services for Debra Lynn Davis will be held at the South College Church Of Christ with Mr. Chris Stinnett officiating, on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Her family has requested that Reed-Culver Funeral Home host a viewing on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM .She will be laid to rest at Tahlequah City Cemetery next to her husband, Gilbert. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Debbie include Tyler Smith, Cody Keyser, Adrian Gage, Damon Hayes, and Daniel Frerichs.

Debra Lynn Davis, or Debbie to her family and friends, was born on Monday, June 18th, 1956 in Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of William Howard and Oleta Jewel (Whaley)Smith Jr. She grew up with one brother, Scott Smith. Debbie graduated from Muskogee High School. She married Gilbert Davis in June of 1974, together they raised a family of one son, Michael and one daughter, Melissa. Her family was her greatest treasure on earth, and she was so very proud of her children and grandchildren. Her husband Gilbert passed from this life in 1980. Debbie then began a working career for Tahlequah Public Schools and then later at the Talking Leaves Job Corp. She was passionate about helping her students achieve all they were capable of becoming. There was no child that Debbie wouldn’t go to great lengths to help, she loved them and wanted only the best they could become. Debbie was talented in a wide variety of skills, from sewing and quilting to ceramics, antiquing to cooking, her appetizers were the best! Debbie did it all. She enjoyed a little down time curled up with a good book, mysteries were always a favorite, in the company of one of her many canine companions. She was creative, strong willed, generous with her time and talents, and the most loving heart. She attended both the South College Church of Christ and the Moodys Church of Christ, always serving in the womens ministries. Her grandchildren received an abundance of love and attention, they were so very special to Miss Debbie. The Lord called this faithful servant home from her many labors on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at her home in Tahlequah, OK. She was 63 years old and will be greatly missed by the many lives she has touched.

She is preceded in death by her father, William Smith, and her husband, Gilbert Davis. She will always be remembered by her loving children, Michael Davis and fiancé Dana Taylor of Tahlequah, OK, and Melissa Micheli and husband Joseph of Long Beach, CA. She leaves her mother, Oleta Smith, her mother-in-law, Rose Mary Davis, and one brother, Scott Smith and wife Linda of Oklahoma City, OK. Debbie lives on in her two grandchildren, Emerson Taylor and Elliana Taylor of Tahlequah, OK. She also leaves niece Jessica Keyser and husband Cody, and nephew Tyler Smith and wife Jenna, great nieces Leightyn Keyser and Emery Smith and great nephew Koen Keyser and one great nephew on the way, Grayson Smith. She also leaves all of her many friends and church family and the students whose lives have been touched by her loving, light hearted spirit.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Smith
  • Cody Keyser
  • Adrian Gage
  • Damon Hayes
  • Daniel Frerichs

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

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Sharla Burgess

February 17, 2020

Debbie was one of the most wonderful ladies I know. She was the mom of my dear high school friend, Melissa. Anytime we would go to their house Debbie was so kind and just took care of us girls like we were her own. Prayers for her whole family, especially Melissa. The void for a daughter not having mom here on Earth must be great. I know such a sweet soul will be greatly missed.

Jerrel Powell

February 14, 2020

I knew Debbie’s parents and I feel like I knew Debbie. Because her dad gave so much before his passing and her mom has continued giving by actively volunteering to help build homes for others, I know she had that deep spirit that comes from a caring family. Debbie will be remembered and this unusual dedication to help other, that so shined in this family, will continue.

Jeffrey Beck

February 12, 2020

Debbie taught me when I was a student attending Talking Leaves Job Corps in 1998-2000. She was one of the sweetest and nicest teachers that I had the pleasure of knowing. She was always willing to help me under the subject of math and was always there to just to listen or give me good advice. People like her are a true angel and I'm so glad that I got to know her. Thoughts and prayers goes out to her family. May the Lord wrap her family in His arms and bring them comfort. Rest in Peace Debbie.

Cherika Ross

February 12, 2020

She was a wonderful woman. Treated me & my daughter like family. She loved immensely. I enjoyed our lunch dates at different locations in town. I enjoyed catching up with her.

Debra Scott

February 12, 2020

I worked with Debbie for many years at the Fabric Shop. She was a wonderful friend and she will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Melissa and Michael, my prayers are with you and my heart hurts for you.

Michael Cherry

February 12, 2020

Thank you Debbie for the many many days of putting up with me, feeding me and making me part of your family. You literally opened up your home to me and treated me as your son. You made a larger impact on my life than you ever realized.

Ros anne C ragar

February 11, 2020

What "fun" we had with your Mother at all the craft shows.You always had a smile no matter what. I wish I could have visited you more at church--but I have been unable to get in a vehicle. Will miss you much!!

Terry Byerly

February 11, 2020

My dear sweet cousin. We shared so many good times and made so many childhood memories at nannies and papaws! I know you are in the best place ever now! May the GOOD LORD be with your mama, Michael and family, melissa and family, and Scott and family. I guess you finally get that 4 poster bed you always wanted now. Forever in my heart and memories.

Rose Coon

February 11, 2020

Debbie was not only my coworker for years, but also my friend. Losing her was a shock and a heartbreak. I will miss our 2 plus hour long lunches with the 3 of us (Sandra, you and I) just socializing and catching up with our lives. You were truly my friend and I will miss you beyond measure.

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