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Sunset    March 10, 2010

In the year of 1949, June 23, a baby girl was born to Elige and Lillie Davis. They name her Vera.

Vera grew up in New Ulm and attended Bethune Elementary in Industry and spent her high school years at Sealy and Bellville.

She continued her education at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas where she received her Associate Degree.

At an early age she began to attend the Church of God of Prophecy of New Ulm.

Upon her graduation from Blinn Junior College Vera Moved to Houston. She began her career of working in the insurance industry when she became employed by the prudential Insurance Company of America. After 15 years of service at Prudential, Vera continued her journey up the corporate ladder and joined the workforce at the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC). Her career at VALIC spanned over 20 years until she resigned due to illness.

Vera was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Although she had no children by birth, she was a special “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews. She lavished them with love and affection while spoiling them with the purchases she made on her frequent shopping trips.

Among her favorite pastimes were: traveling, browsing the malls and spending time with family and friends. She traveled extensively both for business and pleasure. She derived extreme pleasure from planning family vacations and excursions.

Vera departed this earthly life on Monday, March 10, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her father Elige Davis, Sr, grandparents, Bennie and Lillie Williams and Richard and Betty Davis and nephew Nicholas Davis.

Vera leaves to cherish her memory, her loving mother, Lillie Mae Davis of New Ulm, her brother, Elige Davis, Jr. (Kethree), of Houston, her sister Linda Madison (Larry) of New Ulm, her devoted and special friend of many years, Henry Brown, Houston, nieces and nephews, Kemba Davis Griggs (Derrick), Natasha Madison, Tarik Madison, William Davis (Michelle), Jzhavatnie Vaughn-Davis, Treasure Davis, Jordon Davis, Zion Davis, Alric Davis, Isaiah Madison, Gavin Griggs, Canaan Griggs and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Service was held on Sunday, March 14, 2010 2 p.m at West End Baptist Church in Industry.

Active Pallbearers were Ben Williams, Neal Williams, Ronnie Madison, Terry Madison, Woodie Williams, Jr., Dennis Williams, Leroy Smith, and Tyson McDonald.

Honorable Pallbearers were Elige Davis, Jr., Larry Madison, Tarik Madison, Henry Brown, William Davis, Milton Williams, Mitchell Davis, Sr., and Frank Canaday.

Visitation was on Saturday, March 13, 2010, 6-9 p.m. at the Miller-Josey Mortuary Chapel, 428 West Meyer Street, Bellville, Texas

Interment was at the Travis-Davis Cemetery, New Ulm.Final Arrangements Entrusted To

Miller-Josey Mortuary, LLC of Bellville, 


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