Betty Smith Davis, 92, of Amarillo, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Pastor John Love of Trinity Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Betty is smiling in the face of Jesus as He’s welcomed her into her Heavenly Home. She is dancing on the Streets of Gold with her Lord, family, and friends. She remained faithful to His plan for her life’s journey. She held fast to always embrace her quick wit, great sense of humor, and smile on her face regardless of her circumstances. We’ll no longer see the ‘Real Betty Davis’ nor those beautiful ‘Betty Davis Eyes’ until we join her in Celebration of being in His Presence.
Betty loved and served her Lord by being a witness every day to family, friends, and her beloved Trinity Fellowship Church with her grace and passionate loving personality. Betty was a member of the ‘Senior Adults Living Triumphantly’ class. Through her daily meditations with her Lord and Savior she wrote, printed, and mailed epistles to encourage her S.A.L.T. class. She enrolled in classes to enrich her knowledge to share her loyal commitment and love for God. To her greatest delight she was in many Trinity Fellowship Choir Christmas Productions. Betty was truly a Godly Woman.
‘Aunt Beater Batter’ was an excellent baker and cook, an accomplished seamstress sewing for her family and public, and made beautiful floral arrangements. She was one of the first ‘Welcome Wagon’ ladies to drive a new Doc Coffee Pontiac to deliver baskets of goodies to Amarillo Newcomers.
Betty served several years in her Precinct during Elections. Her most gratifying responsibility was being State Representative John Smithee’s secretary and friend for 10 years in his Amarillo office. During her tenure with John she cultivated her deeper devotion and unwavering love of truth, virtue, and integrity by becoming a dedicated advocate for our great Country. All you had to do was ask her and she would share her Christian, political, and moral values with you!
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, Jeanne Whittenburg, Mary Kenehan, Patty Bennett Gregory, daughter, Sonja Sue Davis Fuller, and grandson Kenny Fuller.
Survivors include son, Robert ‘Bob’ Davis of Amarillo; grandson, Kristofer Davis of Los Angeles; daughter, Carolyn Davis Barker, husband Jimmy of Amarillo; grandson, Jimmy Barker, wife Kelly of Dallas; granddaughter, Tamara Barker Sypult, husband Scott, great-grandchildren, Cole, Amaliya, and Rhett Sypult, all of San Francisco; granddaughter, Vanessa Fuller Hewitt, son-in-law Ken Fuller; grandson, Blake Fuller; and great-great-grandson, Braiden Fuller of Alabama, plus several nieces and nephews.
Our greatest and deepest appreciation to Dr. Novak, Christi Ramos, and Gena Samms for loving Mom by providing benevolent affectionate care for her and us, Dr. Morgan of Northwest Wound Care which he and his wonderful loving staff kept us laughing during difficult times. For the many outstandingly compassionate loving staff of Cherry II at Ware Living Center. Our heartfelt gratitude to Lonnie and staff at SkyWest Assisted Living, and her faithful and precious friends Helena Husky and Faye Wooldridge. Our sorrows have been diminished with all your prayers, love, and admiration of our truly amazing and extraordinary Mom, Nanaw, Child of God.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the funeral home.