Bernice Davis

Bernice Davis of Lawson, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2024.

Bernice was born January 7, 1934 to Harmon and Edna Wathen of Gallatin, Missouri. She lived there with her parents and seven siblings, Denver, Donnie, Robert, Larry, Shirley, Rosalee and Josephine.

She married Richard Davis on April 11, 1953. They lived in Independence, Missouri, when they started their family. They had six children together.

Bernice loved people! She loved to tell them about Jesus and took every opportunity to do so. She was a long-time member of Lawson Baptist Church and loved serving. She was an avid crafter and loved to sew. She would attend many craft fairs in the surrounding areas. She was an amazing mother and friend who touched so many lives. She will be truly missed.

Bernice is survived by her children, Harold (Kathy) Davis, Liberty, Missouri, Wayne Davis, Independence, Missouri, Micheal Davis, Lawson, Missouri, Sheryl Davis, Lawson, Missouri, and Paul Davis, Lawson, Missouri. She has five grandchildren, Danrick (Betty) Davis, Robert (Ashley) Davis, Courtney Jones, Lindsey (Matt) Wright, and Robert Danner; and 11 great grandchildren, A.J. Davis, Riley Davis, Kelsee Davis, Lucas Davis, Brooklyn Davis, Colton Davis, Mabel Wright, Emmylou Wright, Jonathan Wright, William Wright and Caroline Wright. She loved her family with her whole heart and was the best Mom and Grandma that there was. She will be missed everyday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her son, Dale; along with her parents, Harmon and Edna; and brother, Denver.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Lawson Baptist Church with service at  10 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2024, also at the church with burial following at Salem Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.

Our Sincere Condolences

A loving sweet lady who loved Jesus. Her presence will be missed. May God bless her Family with love and peace.
Mary Morris-Duncan

You are at last home in the arms of your heavenly Father. You have become a part of that vast cloud of witnesses.
Diana L Dickey

I am so sad to hear about the passing of Bernice, or as known by my sister & I “Grandma Bernice”, per her request. I have very fond memories of her and my father together. But what made the biggest impression on me was how much she cared for others, and the joy she carried. I can only imagine what my father & Bernice’s reunion was like. Sending all my love and prayers to the family.
Breana Lundy