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Davis was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Fulbright, to Linnie (Philips) and Ross Tomlinson and died Feb. 9, 2013, in Dallas.
She moved to Highland Park in Dallas in the early 1920s, when her father partnered with his brother as an owner/operator of University Garage.
She attended Armstrong Elementary School and graduated from Highland Park High School.
She met her husband, Charlie T. Davis, while he was a SMU law student and they married in 1935, at her parents’ home shortly after graduation.
She supported her husband throughout his career as a lawyer and Judge of the Criminal District Court Number 2 in Dallas.
They were married 60 years, until his death in 1995 and held many membership and leadership positions in community, civic, and church organizations and were active in their children’s sports and school events.
She served as a Bluebird and Campfire Leader, was active in several PTAs, serving as president at Longfellow and Obadiah Knight Elementary School and was a double life member of the Texas State PTA and a life member of the National PTA.
She was a past president of the Democratic Women of Dallas County, and the Society for Abandoned and Neglected Children, Inc., and charter member of the Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, Dallas Chapter.
She was a founder of The Way Back House, Inc., which serves to assist former prison inmates build a positive and productive life.
She taught Sunday School at University Park United Methodist Church and was a member of Wesley Women.
She was also preceded in death by grandchildren Garrett Hicks, David Mark Lindsey, and Jonathan Ross Davis.
Survivors include her daughters, Dennie Lindsey and husband George of Dallas, Deborah Hicks and husband Ray of Becker Community, Kaufman County; son Charlie Davis and wife Toni of Kemp; grandchildren Deedra Scherm and husband Kris, of Kemp, Charles Lindsey “C.E.” and Carrie, of Wylie; Raymond Hicks and wife Laura, of Forney, Miles Hicks and wife Tara, Sarah Hatley and husband Steven, all of Becker; Michael Davis and Cathy, and Charlie T. Davis, all of Dallas; great-grandchildren Lauren and Brody Hicks, David, Keifer, and Charlie Scherm, Claire and Jack Lindsey, and Colin Davis; nieces Mollie Stinson and husband Bill of Hillsboro, Susan Huff and Dave of California; nephews Ross Termin and wife Madeleine of California, George Jordan and wife Judy, Dave Davis, all of Dallas, and Bill Foshee and wife Anna Harriette of California; many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to University Park United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice.