Margie “Ruth” Simmons Davis, age 90, of Trussville, Alabama, went home to her Lord on Jan. 12.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Grady Davis; their stillborn son, Barry Jonathan Davis; her parents, John and Lizzie Simmons; and her brother, Milford Simmons. She is survived by her children, Mark (Doris) Davis and Candi Davis DeBardelaben; grandchildren Drew DeBardelaben, Sara (Nick) Lichwick, and Kyle (Ariel) DeBardelaben; two great-grandchildren Davis Lichwick and Freya DeBardelaben; siblings Thomas (Fay) Simmons and JoAnn (Aubry) Nabers; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Davis retired from Mayo Tire Company. She joined the First Baptist Church of Trussville in the early 1980s and participated in the Women’s Missionary Union as a faithful supporter of the charitable works of the church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed singing in the church choir, and traveling with the senior adults while she enjoyed good health. She was a dedicated member of the Beacon Sunday School class, a group of plucky widows.
Those who knew Davis best will remember she was a “Heidi Tidy” who didn’t like clutter. Therefore, instead of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the First Baptist Church Trussville library or the Big Oak Ranch in Springville, AL. The family would also appreciate any notes with a memory you have of Davis for her great-grandchildren. Please send to 154 Sandy Hollow Drive NW, Madison, AL 35757.